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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Is my SSD drive going bad? SMART error

Is there something wrong with my SSD drive ? It's still under warranty so I can replace it ;) SMART Error Log Version: 1 ATA Error Count: 1 CR = Command Register [HEX] FR = Features ...
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Why is the temperature so low and airflow temperature so high on my HD?

I have had this same exact SeaGate external 1TB USB2.0 hard drive for a few years. In the past I have been using SeaGate's own diagnostic tool to check the drive for errors but it wouldn't let me see ...
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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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How to make smartd shut up about one particular offline uncorrectable sector?

I have a disk in a two-disk software RAID-1 for which recently an "offline uncorrectable sector" appeared in the SMART status. 198 Offline_Uncorrectable 0x0030 200 200 000 Old_age ...
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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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Difference between S.M.A.R.T. error 0x05 (Reallocated sector) and 0xC6 (Uncorrectable sector)

My 2TB external HDD has recently started reporting a very high number of 0xC5 (Pending sectors) errors (Raw value: 309), and just today reported an uncorrectable sector error (Raw value: 1) while the ...
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Can I trust a hard drive that has had to reallocate sectors?

I ran this HD utility called CrystalDiskInfo that displays some of the S.M.A.R.T. information on my drives. It is displaying a "Caution" warning on one of my drives because its "Reallocated Sectors ...
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Hard drive issues - SpinRite vs. S.M.A.R.T

The Toshiba hard drive in a Sony VAIO laptop went bad. I put in a Western Digital drive (WD1600BEVS-60RST0, firmware v4.01G04) from an HP laptop. I ran SpinRite at level 2 and found some bad sectors, ...
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SMART ‘Reported Uncorrect’ field

When smartd sends an email about the amount of Offline_Uncorrectable sectors has increased, they do not increase Reallocated_Sector_Ct after manual fix (erasing with dd for example), as one might ...
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Computer crashes when reading single folder - HDD Pending Sector count is 2

I have a Windows 8 (not 8.1 yet - I've been away for three months) Pro x64 PC with a 120GB Samsung Evo SSD for Windows and the User folders mklink'ed onto my 1TB Samsung HD103SJ. Whenever I try to ...
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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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Western Digital: Sector Relocation Error (code 226)

I have a nearly new WD Green, but warranty is already expired. It was lying on a shelf. I would like to test it before use. The first step I made is running full test using Data Lifeguard Tools. ...
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Trying to remove/diagnose single Current_Pending_Sector in S.M.A.R.T. data

I'm in a process of doing a fresh Linux install and before I went to do that I thought that it is a good time to verify HDD health since I can safely overwrite any data on the HDD if needed. First ...
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How to determine which partition has badblocks?

I have the following device: Model Family: Western Digital Caviar Green (AF) Device Model: WDC WD15EARS-00MVWB0 Serial Number: WD-WCAZA3607921 LU WWN Device Id: 5 0014ee 2b01eac3e Firmware ...
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S.M.A.R.T. error on the drive, how to deal with 80 bad sector? [duplicate]

My system reported a S.M.A.R.T. error on the drive few days ago, Warning: Immediately back-up your data and replace your. I backed up my data, and then tried to see what is the problem, using HDD ...
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What is the S.M.A.R.T. page?

I've just listened to Steve Gibson talk about his SpinRite software, on the Security Now podcast episode 336 (transscript). At 33:20 he says: I can show and do show on the SMART page that ...
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What is the easiest method of checking SMART status for your hard drive?

I've seen programs in the past that were able to check the SMART status of a hard disk drive but it wasn't easy for me to find. Also, I think I had to boot into the CD in order to check on it. What is ...
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How do I interpret SMART data for SAS disks?

I am in the process of replacing some failing SATA disks with new SAS disks. The raid array that one of the failing disks is part of is in the process of resilvering. As that progresses, I can see ...
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Hard disk failure is imminent [duplicate]

I have a seagate 320 GB hdd on my linux machine. From a week, SMART utility has been warning me to backup as the disk failure is imminent. Report failed on the "Bad sectors attribute" which is ...
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Possibly a dying hard drive, but reads, writes work - unsure about log entries

I recently received a Linux box having problems with Samba share - first off, couldn't connect, second ls -la showed some I/O error (close to what can be seen below) with no listing. Now, I've fully ...
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“Last Business Day” smart mailbox for Apple Mail

I have a handy smart mailbox for "Yesterday" with a simple condition Date received - is yesterday However, on Mondays this returns the results from Sunday. I would like to have the last business ...
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Win7 x64 unresponsive for a minute or so. HD failing?

On a fully updated Win7 x64, every so often the system stalls for a minute or so. This has been going on for a couple months now. By stalling I mean the mouse responds and I can move windows around, ...
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HDD health power on count/hours

In this question i checked my HDD health on a drive i had for roughly a year. It has 188 power on count and 896 power on hours. Is this slow or high value for a drive that may be failing? What are ...
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Disk health status warning. Should I be alarmed?

I ran HDTunePRO today and saw that my disk has a Current Pending Sector warning: I read in wikipedia that the lower this attribute is the better and that it is a "Potential indicator of imminent ...
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HDD health - what do the numbers actually mean?

Defraggler had a little tool that shows the health of the HDD. But I'm unsure what this all means. Could someone explain them, and which values are good and which are bad?
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SSD – smartctl – Status

I have a SAMSUNG SSD 830 Series SSD in my MacBook Pro. In my work, I need to analyse huges amounts of data. I have php scripts that extract the data, build csv sheets, then gnuplot generates hundreds ...
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How can I access the data on this Seagate dying HDD?

It seems my main disk was dying and eventually, Windows displayed a message to immediately reboot into recovery, make a full backup and replace the HDD. I turned the computer off and plugged the HDD ...
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Is it safe to “use” to disk if extended smart check is in progress?

As simple as the title suggests. /dev/sda is a unit from /dev/md127 - RAID1 drive. I'm currently running a test - started a smartctl -t long /dev/sda. Afterwards, I started to copy files over ...
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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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HDD disappears from system

Whilst my system was running (Windows 7) the whole system just crashed (no blue screen just an immediate reboot) and the HDD the OS was on disappeared from my system (meaning not detected by BIOS, not ...
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What is the quickest way to tell whether a SATA cable is bad?

To check whether a SATA cable is bad, currently I'd run a disk benchmark and look at the SMART attribute "UltraDMD CRC Error Count." However, that attribute seems to be a rolling average and may not ...
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Linux laptop way too slow (possibly hard drive? or graphics card drivers?)

Last few weeks, my laptop is almost unusable: nearly each click takes seconds to react I am unable to play video and browse internet (reference manual, consisting mostly of text) in the same time ...
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Seriousness of a “Smart” disk error. How long will it last?

I have an 1 TB data disk and the bios and Windows are reporting a "Smart" error. At least, I get a Smart event but it doesn't indicate how serious the failure could be. My system is about 6 months ...
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OEM SSD w/ Thinkpad T430 - with only 1 SMART attribute, how should I tell wear?

I recently purchased a Thinkpad T430 with a 128GB SSD. I'd like to get an idea of how well the SSD is holding up, so I install CrystalDiskInfo and look at the list of SMART attributes. Unfortunately, ...
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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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External HDD head park (load/unload cycle) count

I have WD MyPassport 2TB drive and I hear head being parked every few minutes when I'm listening to mp3 music from the drive for example... I checked with PassMark DiskCheckup SMART monitoring utility ...
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External HDD reallocate sector count [crystal disk]

I ran crystal disk to try and find out the problems with my EHDD and it's come up with a caution, does this report show that it's FUBAR?
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Do operating systems warn you on SMART failure?

Are there operation systems that actually honor the results of SMART out of the box and tell the user to change the drive? Do they even do SMART test runs on their own?
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Could there be data loss on hard drive due to reallocated sectors?

The SMART data for one of my hard drives indicates that it has some reallocated sectors. I've read that a bad sector will only be reallocated on a write operation (meaning the original data is being ...
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Are these SMART values for my hard drive good or bad?

I'm having the following SMART values for my HDD: My computer sometimes stutters and runs very slowly and I can hear the drive spin. I've never had any issues with hard-disks and can't be sure ...
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SMART Disks Self test fail on new HD

I just bought a newly assembled PC with a 320GB of HD of WD. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on it and did a SMART Disk test from the Disks utility in Ubuntu. It gave me following result I'm worried ...
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Check SSD health without using SMART?

I'm trying to debug hardware issues, and my first target is the SSD hard drive. However, the drive does not have SMART enabled, and pretty much all recommendations for checking SSD health include ...
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hard drive raw read error rate 9

My main HDD is about 2.5/3 years old. All that time, it has been running with about 40-45 (temperature). I have had a HDD failure before and it was really frustrating, I don't want that to happen ...
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How to determine the failing file from a block address?

While investigating about a failing drive (see. Why SMART is passing while it indicates failure for RAW read error rate?). I've performed a SMART test on all my drives. My SSD internal drive shows ...
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Hard drive emits a ticking sound, but S.M.A.R.T is not reporting any issues [closed]

One of my drives exhibits near-death symptoms a short time (10-15 minutes) after the system is started. I did a S.M.A.R.T check and the verdict is good health. I happen to know for certain that ...
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How close to death is my Linux hard drive [duplicate]

I want to test my hard disk that is on opensuse 12.2 - update see some results below I have installed S.M.A.R.T. How would you start the tests? note: can I run a single test that runs all the ...
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What does the SMART self test actually test?

What does the SMART self test actually test? I can't seem to find a list of the things the test is actually running.
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About fsck and a HDD's reserved space for bad sectors

So when you do a full fsck on a hard drive to find bad blocks, does it ignore or exempt that space on the drive where it puts (reallocates) bad blocks into? I'm talking about the space implied by the ...
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Notebook hd linux compatible (without parking head issue)

Recently I've bought a 2,5" sata hd for my netbook (an acer aspire one but this details is doesn't interest ). I've bought a classic (electromeccanical and not ssd) hard disk. Well, after, I've ...
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How to prevent PC's system resume

Here's my situation: I left my laptop ON last night and got fully discharged its battery. It has already a hard drive faults. Only a week since the SMART warning always appearing whenever I boot it. ...