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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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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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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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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Is Power Off Retract count relevant for SSD

Is Power-ff retract count relevant for SSDs? I have tested my SSD under various scenarios, hard power removal and kernel panic, but the attribute value does not change. Does anyone have any idea?
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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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How to get a SMART offline test to complete on an active drive?

I would like to run a SMART offline test on one of my hard disks (internal SATA). The machine is running Ubuntu 14.04, so I simply do smartctl -t offline /dev/sdb (as root). It starts the test and ...
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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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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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SMART attributes have large values

I have noticed the Reallocation Event Count with my internal hard drive with a data value and a warning about a year ago and it has been increasing ever since. I have also noticed the Raw read error ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Are Soft Bad Sectors recorded in a drive's S.M.A.R.T. data?

Yesterday I was faced with a soft bad sector when I decided to run chkdsk.exe in Windows all by myself. I have suspicions that it was caused by a recent Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver update. I ...
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How to interpret these SMART values?

The other day I checked my SMART stats and noticed a nonzero reallocated sector count using smartmontools. About a day or two ago it showed as "16 (0 2)" and now shows as "24 (0 3)". Similarly the ...
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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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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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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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IDNF error in S.M.A.R.T logs

Is it a good practice to ignore IDNF errors in smart logs if no other evidence of problems (including smart self test and badblocks run) has been found? Does anyone have a experience with this? The ...
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SMART ‘Reported Uncorrect’ field

When smartd sends an email about the amount of Offline_Uncorrectable sectors has increased, they do not increase Reallocated_Sector_Ct after manual fix (erasing with dd for example), as one might ...
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“Last Business Day” smart mailbox for Apple Mail

I have a handy smart mailbox for "Yesterday" with a simple condition Date received - is yesterday However, on Mondays this returns the results from Sunday. I would like to have the last business ...
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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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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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HDD isn't re-allocating sectors

When a drive has bad sectors, I usually partition around it leaving 50~100 MB on either side of the bad area. I rarely go through SMART data. But this time when I was going through it I noticed ...
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Ubuntu and LogiLink 4-bay docking station - unable to get S.M.A.R.T. data from all disks

I recently bought LogiLink QP0021 USB2.0 4-bay docking station. It is visible as: 152d:0539 JMicron Technology Corp. / JMicron USA Technology Corp. JMS539 SuperSpeed SATA II 3.0G Bridge: for the ...
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Get 'Uncorrectable error in data' error in my hard drive error log. Is it failing?

In my drive's error log, I get a loto of Uncorrectable error in data errors and 'Media write protected errors' The total error count is 2534! Have 1 re-allocated even count but no re-allocated ...
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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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External HDD being detected on Smart TV but not on PC

I've 1TB external HDD. When i connect it to my smart TV it gets connected normally. I can view movie songs etc but at the same time when i connect it to my pc it does not. It is not being detected on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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HDD making clicking sound every 10s in Win 8.1 - Load/Unload cycle count increasing

I have problem with my Samsung SpinPoint F3 HD103SJ HDDs. As soon as Win 8.1 loads up, and its in idle, they both make clicking sound every 10seconds. It sounds like the heads are parking. I have ...
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S.M.A.R.T. diagnostics recommends firmware upgrade

I have an Ubuntu server with a RAID-6 array. 3.13.0-27-generic #50-Ubuntu SMP Thu May 15 18:06:16 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I was checking out the S.M.A.R.T. diagnostics for the ...
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WD NAS vs hd sentinel on disk health

My Western Digital My Book Live II, started failing some time ago, with a "Drive A Failed" message on the Web Interface monitor tool. After replacing Drive A, with a new one, drive B failed also a ...
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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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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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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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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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Files disappearing, errors during linux boot

On my laptop I've got - Windows 7 (NTFS), Ubuntu 10.10 x64 (ext4) and a few NTFS partitions which are also mounted under Ubuntu. 1.Today when I opened console text like this appeared: "I don't know ...
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Unreadable sectors reported by smartd, is it serious?

I have a RAID 5 array of 4 disks. In the last 2 days I began to see these messages in the log: Jun 13 23:01:05 localhost smartd[4537]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], 1 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors ...