S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitoring system for computer hard disk drives to detect and report on various indicators of reliability, in the hope of anticipating failures.

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HDD Guardian reports ATA error

I have just ran HDD Guardian on my Hitachi Travelstar 7K1000 hard drive (2.5, 7200rpm) and noticed that the drive reported an ATA error. The error occurred 37 hours (of disk power-on time) ago, and ...
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Do S.M.A.R.T. tests wear out the hard disk?

I was wondering, is it safe to do "extended" smart test on a 1TB hdd regularly ( once a month) ? what about "short" and "conveyance"
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Reset SMART on Hard Drive

I'm wondering if there's any common way to reset SMART readings on a hard disk. The reason is that I got long ago one of those cheap USB 3.0 drives (sold by LG but the inner HDD seems to be Toshiba)....
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Are these SMART values for my hard drive good or bad?

I have the following SMART test values for my hard drive. (Click image to enlarge) My computer sometimes stutters and runs very slowly, and I can hear the drive spin. I've never had any issues with ...
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SMART Extended Self-test keeps aborting “manually”

So I have this older 1TB Toshiba hard drive (P/N MK1059GSM), and it won't finish a Smart Extended Self-Test... The drive seems to work fine in operation, and a short self-test completes normally, but ...
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How to force a remap of sectors reported in S.M.A.R.T C5 (Current Pending Sector Count)?

The S.M.A.R.T C5 value of my Samsung HM640JJ Hard Drive (in an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop) is "yellow status = caution" C5 was 10 yesterday, and it's 21 today. C4 (Reallocation Event Count) = 0 and 05 (...
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Sharing a smart tv signal

If I have a new, up to date in 2015, samsung smart tv with comcast cable in my LR is there a way to use screen mirroring / wi-fi to watch that movie in my kitchen...on my tablet or on another smart tv?...
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Synology: SMART status is abnormal but no errors shown

I have a Synology DS509+ NAS that is showing an "Abnormal" S.M.A.R.T. status for one of its drives: However, there seems to be nothing wrong with the S.M.A.R.T. test results: So, what's going on?...
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Does a disk failing a test mean trouble? How serious is the situation?

So I have two drives in my computer, a HDD (Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001) and an SSD (Corsair Force 3 120GB). They are both 3 years old and I thought they should last much longer, especially the HDD. ...
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What do the columns in smartctl output mean?

Here's a part of my smartctl -H /dev/sda output: ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE 190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022 053 028 045 ...
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High S.M.A.R.T read error rate

I have a Seagate ST9750420AS HDD in my laptop, which I have been using for the last couple of years. I recently realized that the disk was noticeable slower than before, so I decided to check the ...
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Are few UDMA_CRC_Error_Count errors in an SSD an issue?

Some SMART stats: Device Model: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB Firmware Version: EMT01B6Q 9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 099 099 000 Old_age Always - 252 12 ...
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How do hard drive diagnostic tools know if a sector is bad?

When I run into a a hard drive that may be failing, I scan it using ViVARD, which reliably lets me know if the drive needs replacing. How do these sorts of tools work? How can they tell a bad sector ...
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Bad blocks in hard disk - S.M.A.R.T - report

I have a DELL PRECISION M4400 running Windows 7 Professional. Recently, the laptop started freezing and would go to sleep and would not be able to wake up unless a hard reset was given. I downloaded ...
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Making sense of S.M.A.R.T

First of all, I think everyone knows that hard drives fail a lot more than the manufacturers would like to admit. Google did a study that indicates that certain raw data attributes that the S.M.A.R.T ...
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Can I reuse an overheated HDD after formatting in a ZFS RAID1?

I have a WD50EFRX which overheated according to SMART data (95 degrees celsius) and damaged some blocks (raw value of Raw Read Error Rate ~ 22000). There're no other values besides the Raw Read Error ...
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What does “S. M. A. R. T Status BAD” mean when reported by the BIOS about my hard disk?

I have a portable (USB) disk with capacity 2T. This contain normal SATA HDD. I used as potable via USB with my P4 Laptop (OS type : Windows 7 Home) and also with my P4 Desktop (Os type : XP Service ...
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How to get a SMART offline test to complete on an active drive?

I would like to run a SMART offline test on one of my hard disks (internal SATA). The machine is running Ubuntu 14.04, so I simply do smartctl -t offline /dev/sdb (as root). It starts the test and ...
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HDD isn't re-allocating sectors

When a drive has bad sectors, I usually partition around it leaving 50~100 MB on either side of the bad area. I rarely go through SMART data. But this time when I was going through it I noticed this(...
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SMART Extended Self Test on a new Hard Disk

Is it normal that the SMART extended self test to run for hours on a new hard disk. So far, the test is running on my laptop for 2 hours. What is it doing? If I stop the test, will it damage the hard ...
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Ubuntu and LogiLink 4-bay docking station - unable to get S.M.A.R.T. data from all disks

I recently bought LogiLink QP0021 USB2.0 4-bay docking station. It is visible as: 152d:0539 JMicron Technology Corp. / JMicron USA Technology Corp. JMS539 SuperSpeed SATA II 3.0G Bridge: for the ...
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Did a Primary Hard Disk Self Test on my HP Pavilion dm4; what do these results mean?

I did a Primary Hard Disk Self Test and I would want to know what the results mean. I do know that my Hard Disk has failures... My laptop is HP Pavilion dm4. This is the first screen picture and ...
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What might cause an increase in offline uncorrectable and pending sectors counts on an *idle* drive?

I have a Western Digital Elements Desktop USB-connected hard drive. Basically, it's a glorified package for a WD30EZRX drive. I use it to hold system backups (old now, at that), so there's nothing ...
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Util to check external USB Drive health? [closed]

I tried a few utils and none of them worked. Either USB wasnt supported or the drive was 'recognized'. I am trying to figure out if i should dump the drive or not. Its only a year old but the warranty ...
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SSD SMART errors and strange dmesg errors, is this a dying disk?

I've started noticing weird things in my dmesg log, and my 4 months old SSD. For example: [ 9.647535] ata7.00: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x7ffffbff SErr 0x300000 action 0x6 frozen [ 9.647542] ...
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Does having some Bad Sectors indicate that the drive will crash soon?

I have a Hitachi HTS723232L9SA62 320Gb 7200RPM HDD. I checked the SMART status and there are 3 bad sectors, totaling 1.5MB. This means that approximately 0.00046875% of my hard drive has gone bad. Is ...
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Disable S.M.A.R.T. in Windows 7?

Before anyone tells me not to disable S.M.A.R.T I've confirmed in the BIOS that the drive is actually reporting it's okay. Windows is misreading whatever reports S.M.A.R.T. status. I would like to ...
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Anything I can do about erratic hard disk drive speeds

I don't seem to have very good luck with hard disk drives these days; 3 side-by-side (non-RAID) drives on my machine, replaced 5 drives in the last 4 years. My problem of the moment is that my largest ...
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Is it possible for SSD to mis-diagnose its lifespan S.M.A.R.T parameter?

I have my crucial M4 256GB SSD for a little over 2 years, always had windows 7 on it, the SMART data never showed any problem, the last time I check I think the SMART reported 80% lifespan left on the ...
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Will my hard drives be harmed if I hold down the power button for 5 seconds? [duplicate]

Sometimes I face the problems with my video card, so the system freezes. Reset button is broken, so the only way is to hold down power button for 5 secs. Guess that this action differs from power loss,...
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Smart values drop to 0 then comes back up

Acronis Drive Monitor has been sending me the following (email) alerts Disk health has fallen below the warning threshold. Current health: 59% Warning threshold: 70% By the time I open ADM, disk ...
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Can Smart DNS Cause Geo-locked Data to be Streamed Directly from the Web Site to the PC?

On another forum I am having a discussion with someone who claims that a Smart DNS Proxy Server is similar to a VPS SNI Proxy Server with a VPS DNS Server where only streaming media that is not geo-...
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Drive does not do “selftest” when using “smartctl?”

I have one drive which does not want to do the selftest: # smartctl -t long /dev/ada3 smartctl 6.2 2013-07-26 r3841 [FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE-p3 amd64] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-13, Bruce Allen, ...
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Howto interpret SMART-Attributes?

I want to estimate the health and the remaining lifetime of my hard drive using SMART (in my case gsmartcontrol). However I don't know how to interpret the attributes. More specifically: Which ...
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Smart disk error?

I performed disk tests with DLGDIAG and HDAT2 and none found bad sectors, but there is a !Smart error flag in HDAT2, What does this mean? Here's a screenshot.
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How to interpret these SMART values?

The other day I checked my SMART stats and noticed a nonzero reallocated sector count using smartmontools. About a day or two ago it showed as "16 (0 2)" and now shows as "24 (0 3)". Similarly the ...
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Diagnosing whether a drive is reliable via S.M.A.R.T. attributes

I am trying to figure out if my hard drive is dying. I have researched the smart values and it looks like it might be, but it still reads and writes data just fine, and no new errors appear. There ...
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Common SMART values for all vendors?

Is there a list of SMART values that all HDD/SSD vendors have in common ? Or just every vendor implements its own list of SMART values ? Our application might handle HDD or SSD.
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hard drive pending sector count

For some reason, my pending sector count to be remapped is unbelievably high (2163 currently). I've seen it go up 20 in one week. But no sectors have been remapped. Dell's computer diagnostics utility ...
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20 Million Raw_Read_Error_Rate per minute

My computer is going a little heavy on the raw reads.... I decided to check the SMART status of my hard drive, and I saw it had 125239624 raw read errors. Just a minute later I checked again for ...
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How often to run SMART tests on hard drive?

For a hard drive with SMART, how often should the quick test be run, and how often should the full test be run? Should the tests be run more frequently as the drive gets older? Does the manufacturer ...
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SMART User Capacity and fdisk -l size value differ. Why? Security issue?

I'm just wondering why the size of my drive that smartctl ("User Capacity") shows differ from the value that fdisk -l, dmesg, hdparm shows and differ from the drive specification values from the data ...
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Can I repair HDD with completed_read_failure reported?

I have a broken HDD here. There were some problems reading from it so I ran on it smartctl -t short smartctl -a The result is: SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1 Num Test_Description ...
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What is SandForce_Internal?

According to palimpsest on my new OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB SSD, S.M.A.R.T. attribute ID 234 is Uncorrectable ECC Count Number of uncorrectable ECC errors I've been watching this value, and it ...
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Reading SMART results for failing disk

I recently started having trouble with my Dell laptop and would appreciate any recommendations on the next steps for my issue. I have portions of the dmesg log below to show the errors I'm getting. ...
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Is my HDD on the verge of failing?

I have a 10 year old machine that I'm using as a small home theater server, and would like to know if the HDD is about to fail. I ran the following smartctl --all test and some of the error values ...
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Can I modify the SMART value of Raw Read Error Rate Worst Value to be greater than 1?

I have a HP Pavilion g6 2136tx Laptop which was functioning correctly until one day Windows 7 Ultimate x64 couldn't boot up. Tried System Restore and Windows Startup Repair tool, both of which failed. ...
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HDD Surface Read test showing very slow blocks (> 500 ms). How can I fix?

I am performing a hdd read surface test with hddscan and it is showing some very slow sectors. Is this ok? Can I fix this somehow?
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How to ignore a specific SMART error

I get an email about the same SMART error every day. I'd like to configure the SMART daemon to ignore this specific error, but only this, since I still want to now if anything changes or gets worse. ...
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Something strange happened to my hard drive

Around 2-3 months ago I discovered my primary hard drive (Western Digital, WD-1002FEAX-00Z3A0) had 1 write error count. I kept checking everyday (I'm serious) if the value was increasing but it didn't ...