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smartmontools worked well for me. I have an Asus motherboard with Intel ICH10R RAID controller. Two of the HDs are in a RAID-1 configuration, and another 2 are regular non-RAID setup. I can query any of them with smartmontools. The command line interface is pretty easy to use and can be scripted easily. c:\>smartctl --scan /dev/sda -d scsi # /dev/sda, ...


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After more than 1 week running HDD Guardian and no alerts whatsoever, I have chalked up this situation to a faulty monitor. Since Acronis does not provide support and no longer maintains ADM, we can not be sure this was the case. But it is reasonable to assume that you should test a 2nd or 3rd SMART monitor in this type of situation before writing off your ...


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If your script wants to see if the test is done, you shouldn't be looking at the log, but rather at the self-test execution status ( in the output of smartctl -a ).


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OK, I know this topic is rather old, but here my 2 cents: (I'm new here so I can't answer as a comment) Head Flying Hours 40858023897390 => TO HEX: 0x2529 0000 292E lowest 4 bytes 0x292E = 10.541 power on hours (as seen below) highest 4 bytes 0x2529 = ??? (milliseconds maybe? the number goes up and down without changing hours, maybe is in a binary ...


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The smart error suggested allocation errors, which means bad sectors. I had to backup all my data, the disk is still usable but in a precarious state.



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