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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Do SMART values have any sense at all?

Is it possible to understand SMART values somehow? Here is an example of values shown for one of my drives: Following questions arise: If Reallocated Sectors Count is 2 and threshold is 36, then ...
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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 much “Load_cycle_count” can my hard drive hypotethically sustain?

I'm using S.M.A.R.T. to check my hard drives, i recently purchased a used WD Caviar Blue 2.5" and i noticed that the Load_Cycle_Count has already exceeded the 300k mark, which is the maximum that the ...
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GoodRAM CX240 S.M.A.R.T shows low values under LBAs written - how to interpret it?

I found information that Total_LBAs_Written attribute indicates amount of data written to ssd disk in 512B sectors. Whereas it looks legit on my Samsung PRO 850 and EVO 850 (around 30TB) GoodRAM CX200 ...
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Is there a procedure that could potentially restore my hard disk to reliable operation?

Some time ago my main hard disk started going really slow. S.M.A.R.T. tests were failing or giving errors so I bought another one. Now, my dying hard disk is not totally dead; sometimes it works and ...
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How to map (such as) ata4.01 to device?

I'm seeing messages link this on a CentOS 6.8 server: Jun 12 22:01:12 myserver kernel: ata4: lost interrupt (Status 0x51) Jun 12 22:01:12 myserver kernel: ata4.01: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr ...
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Can a SATA 2.5" disk with a smart error work as removable disk?

I have a hard disk that reports a smart error when I try to use it as the installation disk for w10, but when i plug it as an external device it seems to work fine. Can I use it as removable disk ?
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SMART values for brand new drive

I'm trying to work out what SMART values I should be seeing from a brand new SSD. Having received one yesterday which is reporting quite a few power on hours (4803 = 200 days) and reboots (1136), but ...
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Performance of MSATA to 2.5" SATA adapter

I have recently bought an MSATA SSD as well as an adapter case that fits into my laptop 2.5" SATA bay. I have connected it in two configurations: - first through the adapter to the 2.5" SATA slot - ...
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Is my HDD failing as SMART parameter (Reallocated Sector count) is very high(390K)

I have a 2 year old 500GB HGST 5400rpm laptop HDD. I started tracking its SMART parameters a while ago, and number of Reallocated sectors(in decimal) has increased from 65k in Nov,2015 to 390k in May,...
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There is a way to see the physical location of reallocated disk sectors?

Before SMART, you could just read the HDD, count the LBA position and guess what is on what position and display on a graph or something. Now HDDs reallocate sectors on their own, and present to the ...
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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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Samsung SSD “Wear_Leveling_Count” meaning

I have Samsung SSDs on my own laptop and on some servers. When I do: smartctl -a /dev/sda | grep 177 I get results that I cannot understand. Here are some examples: # my laptop Samsung SSD 850 ...
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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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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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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 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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SMART: Brand new Western Digital hard-disk showing very high load cycle count

My brand new "WDC WD10EZRX" 1TB Green Hard-disk, SMART log is showing very high load cycle count and it keeps increasing at high rate. What should I do ? Please help me. Edit: Finally I got the ...
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HDD Current_Pending_Sector attribute going up and down

I have Western Digital Caviar Black drive (model WD2002FAEX-007BA0). System is running Linux Mint 14. Filesystem on drive ext4. Recently I've got some i/o errors on one of the files. Then I've ...
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What raw data value of S.M.A.R.T. Raw_Read_Error_Rate means?

My Synology NAS shows the following S.M.A.R.T. data for my Western Digital WD20EADS-00S2B0: What is this Raw data value equal to 402 means? The current Value and Worst value looks OK. Should I be ...
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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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Can anyone make sense of the G-sense error rate?

Before I get to my problem, I have to ask this question. Can the normalized value ever be 0, and can it ever be a negative number? I read many sources saying that there is no such thing as a ...
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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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USB flash drives or SD cards with S.M.A.R.T

Do any mainstream manufacturers incorporate Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) into their USB flash drives (aka "USB sticks") or SD cards? If not, why not? It can't be ...
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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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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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How should I read CrystalDiskInfo reports?

My USB disks keeps showing (after each Check Disk pass) keeps informing me about new clusters added to Bad Clusters File: but it does not list them as "damaged sectors" in disk summary: and thus ...
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Can you make a drive led blink with smartctl?

I have a failed disk that I would like to identify, on one of my servers. I can do it by matching the serial number on the disk with the serial number from the smartctl's output of the failed disk, ...
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Is this SSD dead? what should I do if so

So my dad's laptop won't boot, It won't go beyond the "starting windows" loading screen and when I try to boot it in safe mode it will hang on loading classpnp.sys So now I tried to perform a self-...
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SMART Warnings on UDMA CRC & Write Error Rate/Count: Excel Hanging

I am working on a Dell Latitude E5530 and it is hanging during copy/paste operations in Excel. MS Office has been uninstalled and reinstalled already but this issue is continuing. I ran HDAT 2 on the ...
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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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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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Hard drive misbehaving, SMART and manufacturer diagnostics pass. Should I replace it?

My laptop is an Asus G50Vt-X5, which came with a Seagate Momentus HDD. After owning this computer for a while, I added a second HDD from an older Toshiba laptop that had a broken screen. Both hard ...
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How can I read my hard drive's SMART status in Windows 7?

How can I read the S.M.A.R.T. state of my HDDs while using Windows 7, either automatically or manually?
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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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Why CrystalDiskInfo says “caution” on my disk and AIDA64 does not?

I have a WD disk. It seemed to worked without problems; but I noticed CrystalDiskInfo showing "CAUTION" on it: AIDA64 and some other utilities also show no errors on the suspicious disk: AIDA64 ...
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Pending sector count went down to zero without being reallocated?

A week ago I had a smartctl alert saying that the Current Pending Sector count went up to 1. The alert had repeated for 4 days, and stopped. I was expecting for the sector to become reallocated, but ...
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Why is a SMART attributing failing even though the normalized value is still 100?

I recently did a SMART scan for an external 2TB Toshiba HDD (using HDD Sentinel): As you can see the value of Reallocated Sector Count is currently 4856 (raw 0x000012F8 in hex), so the drive is ...
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Do I need to replace my laptop's HDD? (GSmartControl analysis)

I've got an ASUS laptop that is 5 years old already, never had a problem with it. After some weeks with it being not as responsive as usual, yesterday I formatted and repartitioned the HDD, and gave ...
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Can data patterns on HDD cause corruption?

I am really baffled that one of my movie files doesn't seem to like Samsung HDDs and I was wondering if certain data patterns can cause or at least favor data corruption over time. It first started ...
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SMART drive error Lenovo Y580

I have the same issue as this person, that apparently was never answered for him either. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/I-have-problems-diagnosing-if-my-hard-drive-is-...
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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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The meaning of Reallocated Sectors Count = 0, Reallocated Event Count = 1, Current Pending Sector Count = 0 on SMART

My Windows OS hung then I forced the machine to shutdown by pressing power button. Later I run chkdsk and found out there were bad sectors on the hard drive. The Current Pending Sector Count was 24 (...
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SMART says my hard drive is okay, but it's randomly respinning. What is happening?

I have a 320GB WD Caviar SATA hard drive on a 2007 desktop machine. Lately it has taken to randomly spinning down and up again during active usage (streaming a video off it, for example: the disk ...
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FreeBSD - HDD Temp in collectd (or graphite, influxDB, …)

Is there a good way to log SMART values, like HDD temperature, with collectd? I only found collectd-exec plugin solutions, which use smartctl with extra sudo config.
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2TB HDD that doesn't have Load_Cycle_Count issue

I'm looking to get a qnap NAS and am looking for a couple of 2TB drives to put in it. I thought the decision would easy as the WD green WD15EARS looked rather good for the price but after a bit of ...
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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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Disagreement in S.M.A.R.T info from different tools

I checked my old(purchased in 2009) SAMSUNG HDD with two tools. One is CrystalDiskInfo(CDI) and the other one is HD Tune(HT). At first, with CDI, no problem was detected and it just said 'Good'. ...
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I just rented a Kimisufi server, and I run a smartctl, is my hdd going to fail soon?

I just rented a kimisufi server and I wanted to check if the HDD was going to fail soon.... I run a smartcl --all and this are the result SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16 Vendor ...
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Outlook 2010 is very slow and error in HDD SMART [closed]

I've got a problem with PC performance when I run Outlook 2010. It's starting for 20 minutes or more. My PST data file is 50 GB, so it's a lot. I moved some messages to new data file, so it takes now ...