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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smartmontools on Windows: how to get email alerts on disk problems, as in linux?

I use smartmontools on my linux machines, happy and confident with the accurate level of warning it features. I want the same service on Windows, where, unless I'm mistaken, it does not exit ...
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hard drive pending sector count

For some reason, my pending sector count to be remapped is unbelievably high (2163 currently). I've seen it go up 20 in one week. But no sectors have been remapped. Dell's computer diagnostics utility ...
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20 Million Raw_Read_Error_Rate per minute

My computer is going a little heavy on the raw reads.... I decided to check the SMART status of my hard drive, and I saw it had 125239624 raw read errors. Just a minute later I checked again for ...
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System freeze when running badblocks

quick background: a file transfer between two partitions did not complete, had to restart (running LinuxMint) - from then on, I'm getting the Smart-warning msg to replace my hard-drive soon - output ...
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High S.M.A.R.T read error rate

I have a Seagate ST9750420AS HDD in my laptop, which I have been using for the last couple of years. I recently realized that the disk was noticeable slower than before, so I decided to check the ...
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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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Smart disk error?

I performed disk tests with DLGDIAG and HDAT2 and none found bad sectors, but there is a !Smart error flag in HDAT2, What does this mean? Here's a screenshot.
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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 often to run SMART tests on hard drive?

For a hard drive with SMART, how often should the quick test be run, and how often should the full test be run? Should the tests be run more frequently as the drive gets older? Does the manufacturer ...
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SMART User Capacity and fdisk -l size value differ. Why? Security issue?

I'm just wondering why the size of my drive that smartctl ("User Capacity") shows differ from the value that fdisk -l, dmesg, hdparm shows and differ from the drive specification values from the data ...
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Can I repair HDD with completed_read_failure reported?

I have a broken HDD here. There were some problems reading from it so I ran on it smartctl -t short smartctl -a The result is: SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1 Num Test_Description ...
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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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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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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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Resetting HDD SMART data

I have a USB based holder that has slots for SATA and IDE drives. It has a button to facilitate low level copies. Having cloned a drive I was amazed to find SMART data had been transferred ... can ...
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Reading SMART results for failing disk

I recently started having trouble with my Dell laptop and would appreciate any recommendations on the next steps for my issue. I have portions of the dmesg log below to show the errors I'm getting. ...
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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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Can I modify the SMART value of Raw Read Error Rate Worst Value to be greater than 1?

I have a HP Pavilion g6 2136tx Laptop which was functioning correctly until one day Windows 7 Ultimate x64 couldn't boot up. Tried System Restore and Windows Startup Repair tool, both of which failed. ...
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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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HDD Surface Read test showing very slow blocks (> 500 ms). How can I fix?

I am performing a hdd read surface test with hddscan and it is showing some very slow sectors. Is this ok? Can I fix this somehow?
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How to ignore a specific SMART error

I get an email about the same SMART error every day. I'd like to configure the SMART daemon to ignore this specific error, but only this, since I still want to now if anything changes or gets worse. ...
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Something strange happened to my hard drive

Around 2-3 months ago I discovered my primary hard drive (Western Digital, WD-1002FEAX-00Z3A0) had 1 write error count. I kept checking everyday (I'm serious) if the value was increasing but it didn't ...
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Can it be that two S.M.A.R.T. hard drives die at the same time?

I have a PC with 2 S.M.A.R.T. drives, of different makes and age. Both started complaining about bad sectors this week and finally failed. The PC didn't fall or something. Can it be that it's a ...
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fix wrong parameters sectors heads cylinders (partition table)

I turn on my computer and it shows me an error with my harddisk (S.M.A.R.T message) I put a Hiren's Boot CD to run Partition Magic and the program said that the parameters of my partition table are ...
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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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My hard drive has been running for 26 billion years?

I have a Ubuntu server I'm loading up with (used, pulled from other systems) hard drives for storing downloaded files. I've been using smartctl to test each drive before I start using it. One of the ...
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Failing end-to-end-error on new drive

I have a 1tb HD that has been assessed as having a failing end-to-end-error. Its powered on time is 5 months and 24 days. This seems like a very short life for a hard disk. Am I correct? How is such a ...
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Synology: SMART status is abnormal but no errors shown

I have a Synology DS509+ NAS that is showing an "Abnormal" S.M.A.R.T. status for one of its drives: However, there seems to be nothing wrong with the S.M.A.R.T. test results: So, what's going ...
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What does it mean when my HDD doesn't show any S.M.A.R.T attributes?

I have a Seagate 2TB HDD (about 3 years old) and I've started having strange issues since installing a new PSU (my previous one was on the blink as it kept intermittently restarting my PC). 1 day ...
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Do I have a mechanical failure or a PCB failure?

In reference to a question I asked earlier today, I switched from Recuvra to HDD Regenerator 2011, with better results. The tool has been running for 11 minutes now, and it has recovered 18 bad ...
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Is my HDD partially healing itself?

I have a disk with a raw value of ~20000 for S.M.A.R.T.'s Raw Read Error Rate and a worst value for Temperature (Celsius)of 95. I ran gddrescue 1.17 multiple times and diffed the ddrescue log files. ...
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Can I reuse an overheated HDD after formatting in a ZFS RAID0?

I have a WD50EFRX which overheated according to SMART data (95 degrees celsius) and damaged some blocks (raw value of Raw Read Error Rate ~ 22000). There're no other values besides the Raw Read Error ...
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SMART-Test never finishes

When running SMART-Tests using smartmontools, they NEVER finish. I always get "Interrupted (host reset.)" on various different systems and disks, including Debian in x86 and ARM, OS X on x64, with ...
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SMART data on a new disk shows 5 years of usage

I just bought a new 500GB Western Digital hard drive from a reseller and I noticed it was too slow, so I proceeded to check its smart data and almost all attributes are in Pre-Fail or Old Age state ...
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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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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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Unusable HDD and wrong 'Power-On hours' of S.M.A.R.T

Recently (last month) I bought a 120GB Maxtor (Model: 6L120P0) Hard disk drive and and now, I can not even format or re-partition it and I understood that there are some bad sectors on the disk. So I ...
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How to keep ink from drying out

I will not be using my HP Photosmart for 2 and a 1/2 months. Should I enclose entire printer (unplugged)in sealed plastic to prevent the ink and heads from drying out?
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Seagate st3000dm001-9yn1 smart attribute [b8] [closed]

Seagate st3000dm001-9yn1 smart attribute [b8] The status of this smart attribute is showing: failed b8 Unknown Attribute 99 30 30 FAILED Where can I find more info about the 'unknown' [b8] ...
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SMART results shows serious disk problems?

I have bought a new computer 2 months ago. Computer performance has continuously gone down until a point that Windows7 freezes a lot with the light that indicates the disk usage fixed and turned on. I ...
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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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What do the columns in smartctl output mean?

Here's a part of my smartctl -H /dev/sda output: ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE 190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022 053 028 045 ...
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S.M.A.R.T. Reports Failing Hard Drive, Can it be a Motherboard Issue?

I recently made a return under warranty for a hard drive that was reporting over 1000 reallocated sectors, over 100 pending sectors, and 2 uncorrectable sectors. During the chat session with their ...
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How to fix high Load_Cycle_Count laptop drive (TOSHIBA MK6006GAH in Vaio TX1XP)?

Hoping someone knows exactly what's going on here. It seems this drive has some combination of aggressive power saving settings and Ubuntu defaults that has massively increased the Load_Cycle_Count ...
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HDDs occasionally “click” and dump this error

Every once in a while, my HDDs (6 1TB drives in a Linux md RAID-6 array) make a brief "click" sound, and I get this from dmesg. I don't really have any clue how to start diagnose this, or even how ...
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SMART Current Status vs Data

I know that current is the currently detected value, worst is the worst value the HDD ever had and threshold is the minimum value a healthy drive can have. I can judge the mechanical state of the ...
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My damaged Hard Disk doesn't pass SMART test, and Linux won't boot with it connected, even from a Live CD (Windows does). Is there any way to fix it?

Its basically an old SATA Hard Drive with a Windows XP partition I was trying to sell. When my computer does the BIOS checks, it doesn't pass the SMART test (but I can boot it anyway), although I ...
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Actual (current) value of UltraDMA CRC error count (SMART)?

I have some positive counts in UltraDMA CRC error count entry of SMART data on my HDD. How to know if this value is actual? It is possible related with bad cable I had previously. Does this counter ...
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Can Smart DNS Cause Geo-locked Data to be Streamed Directly from the Web Site to the PC?

On another forum I am having a discussion with someone who claims that a Smart DNS Proxy Server is similar to a VPS SNI Proxy Server with a VPS DNS Server where only streaming media that is not ...
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How indicative are SMART read & write errors of total failure?

My computer had recently crashed very unusually and began exhibiting slow performance and graphical glitches. I checked my read errors and write errors and they are steadily rising (Like 10/second ...