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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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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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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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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Speedfan not showing all harddrives' smart data

I installed speedfan and used it to look at my HDDs' smart data. All 5 of my drives appeared without issue. However, I have now added an additional 2 SATA HDDs to my existing (already in use) SATA ...
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Reading SMART Data - possible drive failure?

First time trying to make heads and tails out of this. I just wonder if the drive is bad on this server? Just things seem so slow when compiling and running simple tasks(things hang). Like the load ...
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What does Raw Read Error Rate mean in SSD SMART?

I downloaded trial version of HD Tune Pro and I'm using it to benchmark my hard drives. In Health tab of SSD I found Raw Read Error Rate property. What does this property say about my hard drive? ...
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SuperFetch vs. SRT. Both, or just SuperFetch?

I've looked around and haven't found an answer to my specific scenario. Building a new desktop, using the Z68 chipset, 1.5 TB Caviar Black HDD, 60 GB Agility 3 SSD. I have about 200 GB of ...
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Service to monitor S.M.A.R.T. HDDs and send email on failure

What software would you recommend that I can install on a Windows 7 machine that runs as an unattended server (with usually nobody logged on) that would monitor SMART HDD attributes for signs of ...
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Single spots of slow harddisk performance, but no bad sectors?

I use a Samsung 1.5TB harddisk (EcoGreen F2) and recently tidied up quite a lot. So 500GB is written, the rest is free. Now when I am copying some huge files (gigabyte sized), the harddisk shows full ...
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cannot format bad hard disk

I think I have a problem with my hard drive. I tried to boot the system, and it was taking a long time. After a while it said that the drive was not bootable. I tried running check disk, but it was ...
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Do S.M.A.R.T. requests wear off the harddrive?

In a german ubuntu guide for the hddtemp program is claimed that every S.M.A.R.T. request wakes up the drive although no data is read. Because some harddrives that can park their head into a parking ...
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Acer Aspire 5740g Harddisk Failure (smart error)

here is the story of my day off: (you can pass to the read here section, this introductory) My audio jack was giving me some troubles, so i got annoyed and slapped the surface of the laptop. It was ...
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Possibility of hard drive failure? Current Pending Sector

I have a year old WD20EADS 2TB drive and the current pending sector count was going up. When I first noticed it using HD Tune Pro, it was at 15 and over the course of a month it steadily went up to ...
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Installed Ubuntu 11.10, getting hard disk health warnings

I'm getting hard disk health problem warnings... When I click the "examine" button the disk utility pops up. None of my drives are reporting any major issues, and the very first drive doesn't even ...
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Samsung SMART B8 parameter(End-to-End error) fail. What does it mean? What could be the cause? What should I do?

On a secondary PC, when I started it the mainboard boot screen said the SMART failed for my HDD, and that I should backup asap. I've checked in Windows with HDD Health, and it seems that parameter ...
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Is my hard drive failing?

I'm beginning to worry about my ~3yr old WD Green drive. In the last few days i've noticed that my media player is acting weird, it won't move to the next track after a song has finished and also ...
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Are my hard drives dying?

Yesterday I came home from work to notice that not only had my PC reboot, it was stuck in the BIOS detecting hard drives. I eventually got the machine to boot but once I got into Windows it locked ...
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S.M.A.R.T. broken sectors

Recently I received my hard drive (LaCie) that I've sent away for warranty, my disk failed, and I used Palimpsest Disk utility to check if anything was wrong in the S.M.A.R.T Status. And it said that ...
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Mac Mail.app & Smart Mailbox conditions

I'm having some trouble with my Smart Mailbox setup. I've got a Smart Mailbox named "Unread". And Contains messages that match any of the following conditions: Message is Unread Message is not in ...
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Does Power-Management Affect a Hard-Drive’s SMART Statistics?

Among the various fields in a hard-drive’s SMART statistics, a few are flagged as “life-critical”, that is, those values determine the primary health of the drive and how long it may have left before ...
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How close to death is my hard drive?

I ran Crystal Disk Info to look at the SMART information on my external 2 TB drive and it's reporting a "Caution" health status. The specific error is the Current Pending Sector Count, which is 196. I ...
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Seeking USB hard drive SMART diagnostic tool

I have a pair of hardrives from a RAID which was warning of degraing on a desktop machine. That machien is out of commision & whether I repeair it depands on whether I can still use 0, 1, or 2 ...
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What tools are available for understanding the workings of modern storage like SSD and Hard Drives?

My knowledge of storage Hard Drives and SSD is getting out of date and I would like to know what tools are available to read more extensive SMART and other data from modern drives than just "SMART ...
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Is one reallocated sector a cause for concern? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I trust a hard drive that has had to reallocate sectors? I just ran CrystalDiskInfo and found that the hard drive has one reallocated sector: Should I worry about ...
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What does this SMART status mean? [closed]

What does this SMART status mean for my HDD?
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Will my hdd fail?

I'm running badblocks in parallel on 2 identical hard drives. The problem is that /dev/sda has already finished without error the tests but /dev/sdb it at 363353920/488386583 (about 75%) but didn't ...
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Multitasking while running SMART tests?

Does it affect anything if you multitask (windows 7 x64) while running SMART tests to scan for HDD errors?
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65537 bad sectors on my 320Gb usb drive. Is it really dead?

After 222 days of usage my external usb drive's S.M.A.R.T. system warned about having too many bad sectors on the disk (65537 reallocated sectors). I tested it with badblocks -svw and no bad block ...