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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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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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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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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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 degree....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Automatically Fixing File System Errors

This problem is related to my WD External HDD. It has developed File System Errors. I found that out when I saw that the HDD is taking unusually long time to read the data and whenever I try to open a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 won'...
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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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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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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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How to access S.M.A.R.T. values when using RAID and Intel Matrix Storage?

We have a RAID 5 array using Intel Matrix Storage (i.e. a motherboard based RAID). One of the hard drives has started to make a grinding noise, and the array is currently rebuilding. We'd like to ...
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Interpreting Hard Drive status from S.M.A.R.T. results

I had Windows running CHKDSK on a drive at boot recently, I had to cancel every time because it took more than a day once and I didn't have that much time. I immediately backed up the data and ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 there any way to reset the SMART data of hard disks?

I want to reset the "worst" case of the SMART's read error rate (currently at 100/max). The reason is simple: I don't want to be hassled by (1) the "press F1 to continue" for the error message at ...
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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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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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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 ...