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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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. ...
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How can I install yum?

I've downloaded a fedora-based embedded linux (Endian Firewall Community release 2.5.1). The version of kernel is 2.6.32.43-57.e43.i586. It only has smart package management (and rpm). I can't install ...
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Bad Sectors on Hard Drive

I run check disk pretty regularly on my hard drive, and lately it's been saying that I have some bad sectores (66, to be exact). I've run smartctl and HD Tune. Both tell me that I have bad sectors and ...
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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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Partition around bad drive sectors? [duplicate]

I've seen a lot of hard drives with only a few bad (unrecoverable) sectors (as indicated by SMART). Of course the proper thing to do with a bad drive is replace it, as there's a good chance of the ...
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external hard drive current pending sector (or number of unstable sectors) was 445, but after 0-fill format went back to 0

so is the drive in good condition? the drive is very new and i can exchange it for a new one, if the number is back to 0 and reallocated is also 0, does that mean the hard drive is in perfect health? ...
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My Smart-Pad doesn't work, even when I activate it

I have an Asus X5DIJ, and I have had it since Christmas. However, today, the Smart-Pad stopped working. I wasn't clicking anything, I was just typing. Someone suggested downloading drivers, and I'm ...
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Get number of reallocated sectors on harddrive without S.M.A.R.T

Is that possible? There is no S.M.A.R.T. information retrievable (used HD Tune to check that). The background is that I want to check if the number of reallocated sectors on the harddrive changes ...
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Strange disk issues sunfire x2200 freebsd 8.3

So, my Sunfire x2200 M2 has two SATA drives in it, a 250GB and a 2TB. Sometime last night/this morning, the system rebooted by itself. It came back up fine, but after reviewing a few logs, I found ...
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Solutions needed for potentially failing NAS hardware

I have an 8 drive Rocketraid NAS that seems to be having an issue with one of the "enclosures". Even though all 8 drives are in the same device the software apparently categorizes the top 4 drives in ...
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New Sony Vaio S15 HDD clicking sound

I have a 3 day old S15 vaio. The performance is ok. No freezing or anything like that. But from the hdd I hear a clicking sound. Not a continuous sound. Typically I hear it when I am not touching ...
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Catastrophic HDD performance degradation

A Seagate Barracuda 500GB hard drive has recently (a few weeks ago) undergone a firmware upgrade. (from CC38 to CC49 firmware version) There were also lightning storms in the area during the last week ...
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SMART HDD alerts regarding controller

I am getting SMART HDD error's like check_ciss: CRITICAL: Cache status on controller in slot 3 in Temporarily Disabled state Can you guys help me in below queries 1) How did the cache status on ...
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S.M.A.R.T Failure predicted in harddisk

Laptop Vaio VPCEB14EN, Segate 320gb HDD, Win7 basic I am receiving smart failure error from about 8 months. But nothing serious has happened till now. Although I have backed up important data, do u ...
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How to back up “The disk has S.M.A.R.T. errors” and fix the errors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Repair or recover drive from Mac OSX recovery mode My computer won't start up past the login screen so first i tried Safe Mode [Shift+Start up] didn't work . Then I ...
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Tool to test HDD for health?

I've had my HDD replaced, and now my computer is freezing every 1 to 5 minutes for 5 to 10 seconds. Actually, only active applications freeze (but it can be ANY application), usually when I click ...
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My hard drive indicates a SMART trip, should I toss it or does it still have purpose? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Seriousness of a “Smart” disk error. How long will it last? My hard drive has a SMART trip, and while I have a rough understanding of this, I don't know the severity ...
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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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Hard drive had reallocated sectors…but now it magically doesn't! Can I trust it?

Last week my SMART diagnostics utility, CrystalDiskInfo, reported that the external hard drive that I was saving my backups to had suddenly reported 900+ reallocated sectors. I double-checked to ...
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New HDD showing CAUTION status [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: hard drive pending sector count This drive of mine is less than 2 weeks old. And why am I seeing this CAUTION status? Help please. This is very stressing...
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SMART Disk Failure Imminent - Damaged Blocks

This morning I went to turn on a family member's laptop to find the SMART message displaying that the laptop's hard disk is close to failure and needs replacing. The laptop is around 2 years old now ...
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Do GSmartControl Built In Self Tests Work With Modern SSD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a S.M.A.R.T. for Flash Drives? Does GSmartControl built in SMART tests work with modern SSDs? How can I test a SSD's health? Does Samsung provide a utility?
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New hard disk shipped with reallocated sectors. Should I worry?

I just bought a new ST3000DM001 (Seagate Barracuda). I ran "badblocks" on it and no problems were found, however CrystalDiskInfo reports "Reallocated Sectors" value of 1. Should I worry? Or is this ...
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Why mainboards don't count power-on hours? [closed]

As we know, each hard drive counts its power-on count and power-on hours. Why these interesting values aren't counted also by mainboards? It would be nice to look at all those old computers I have at ...
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Can't complete a SMART test on FreeNAS

I'm trying to run a disk test with smartctl -t long on FreeNAS. But the test immediately aborts with Aborted by host. From what I've read, this is because the system is using the drive, so it cannot ...
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What determines whether S.M.A.R.T. data can be retrieved from an external USB drive?

Not so long ago I was confident that I understood why information like the temperature and the other hard drive S.M.A.R.T. data could not be retrieved from an external hard drive. My understanding ...
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WD S.M.A.R.T errors - can claim RMA?

Last time I replaced another WD HDD, because of Re-allocated Sector Count, which I guess means bad sector. This time I have 2 other WD drives and HD Tune software shows warnings on Re-allocated Sector ...
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Long term monitoring of SMART values

I am searching for a free software that runs on Windows 7 and that regularly read the SMART values from my local drives and saves them in a local database for visualization. Such a software would be ...
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smartmontools Bad Block How To for Windows

There's a tutorial on how to deal with bad blocks detected by Smart checks (click here to see). Unfortunately, it uses some tools only available on Linux (fdisk, etc). I'd like to know if there is ...
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Using MHDD 4.6 to check hard drives

Following on from my previous post, I have run MHDD 4.6 from Hiren's Boot CD. 1) Does anyone know which commands I should be running to check the health of a drive? 2) I have run 'scan', but about ...
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Linux - Repairing bad blocks on a RAID1 array with GPT

The tl;dr: how would I go about fixing a bad block on 1 disk in a RAID1 array? But please read this whole thing for what I've tried already and possible errors in my methods. I've tried to be as ...
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Can I trust this value in S.M.A.R.T. data?

I scanned my hard drive with HD Tune and I'm getting the following data: HD Tune: ST9120817AS Health ID Current Worst ThresholdData Status (01) Raw Read ...
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Linking two networks that have a common device

I recently bought a Samsung Smart TV having in mind to connect it to the Internet. Because my router is very far from it and not wanting to buy an expensive wireless for the TV, I created a homemade ...
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How to disable S.M.A.R.T. warnings at computer startup?

My computer recently presented me with a possibility that my hard drive is about to fail. On further investigation I found out that it was a S.M.A.R.T. status failure. I've got a WD hard drive, so I ...
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Brand new Seagate HDD has high raw read error rate

I've just purchased a brand new Seagate ST31000524AS 1TB HDD. Manufacture date shows as January 2012 (yes that's as new as new can get), so must be one of the new batches from the post-flood Thailand. ...
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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 ...