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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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How do I reduce pending sector count as reported by SMART?

My 8TB Western Digital HDD is showing errors in SMART id 197: Current Pending Sector Count. (Value=416, normalized=100). How can I reduce this? (The SMART fields are readable in e.g. Ubuntu live CDs ...
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How to interpret SMART Reallocated Sectors Count (WD Elements)

I am using a USB HDD (WD Elements 5TB) as a fairly non-critical NAS. Two months ago, I started monitoring SMART values, and they look concerning. ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST ...
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Verifying storage device against silent data corruption

I have a new Samsung 970 Evo which is very likely to spoil the data. There was massive file damage AND NTFS structure damage twice, a week after each time after I installed a new OS onto it. Digital ...
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Thunderbird: Smart(er) Searches

I recently migrated to Thunderbird from Apple mail, which I have watched slowly ensh!ttify over the past 20 years. There were hiccups, like zombie rules from iCloud and Thunderbird inventing a "...
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REALLOCATED SECTOR COUNT 4948. Request for advice

I felt need of testing because some of my stored games were failing to boot properly. Quick test from HD Tune Pro app displayed 3 red blocks in one of the test runs and a full test always reports 3 ...
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Unexpected Power Loss Count meaning in SMART

I have bought a brand new HP SSD, I use it for backups and do that by opening the case and install it as a secondary drive. Recently, I ran CrystalDiskInfo and found out a really weird indicator AE - ...
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HDD makes a noise occasionally, and I get this error

I've tried changing the SATA Cables, and SATA Power Cables from the working HDD's to this HDD but I still get this error, and the other drives work fine. I've tried adding the libata.force=noncq ...
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Is this "Retired Sectors Count" correct for brand new disk Seagate CONSTELLATION ES 7200.3?

I have bought a brand new Seagate CONSTELLATION ES 7200.3 drive. It was laying in my desk's drawer for over a year, but now I decided to connect it to my PC. When I first switched on the computer with ...
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Extremely slow read speed on hard disk

I have a 4TB hard disk on a NAS which I only use to store media files and play them from there using my local network. Its about 50% filled. It worked fine for for years but I recently noticed that ...
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High seek error rate on new Seagate HDD

We just got our new Seagate ST4000NE001-2MA101 4TB as a replacement for a dying disk. After copying the data from the old disk I had a look to the smart data of the new one and found high values for ...
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What does it mean if SMART test reports Unknown_Attribute FAILING_NOW?

I have a hard drive (HUH721010ALE601) which is reporting a failing SMART test, but I'm having a hard time interpreting what it means. The failure looks to be with attribute 45, which is labelled "...
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Getting rid of "Current pending sector" in Microsoft dynamic drive member without resynching to another disk and erasing it

I've got an issue with drive - current "current pending sectors" count is equal 15. I think that it might be only a result of a broken SATA cable, which I've got rid of today.  Long story ...
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Trying to understand SmartCRTL results: Normed value less than the worst value?

Please see the below output of smartctl for external hard drive. For attribute: Offline_Uncorrectable, the current normed-value is less that the worst value. How is it possible? It should be always ...
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SMART - how much I should worry about SSD drive failing in past on "Cumulative Corrected ECC Error Count"?

It is in my current self-test report, but I see it was present already in first self-test report at 8960 hours latest self test, at 18 367 hours: sudo smartctl -t offline /dev/sda offline test: ...
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Unable to identify SMART errors/issues of my NVMe disk

I'm getting regular emails from the smart daemon about my NVMe disk. SMART error (ErrorCount) detected on host: desk This message was generated by the smartd daemon running on: host name: [...
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Disabling SMART in Mac

I am trying to disable SMART on a Samsung SSD, to follow the advice in this question. I run the following command: sudo smartctl --smart=off /dev/disk4 smartctl 7.4 2023-08-01 r5530 [Darwin 21.4.0 ...
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Interpret the output of smartctl for SSD and hard drive

I have dropped my external hard drive on the floor recently and wanted to know if the electronic parts and mechanical parts were damaged. I have no idea how to find this out from the output of ...
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Secure erase verification methods for different storage media?

Do secure erase technologies available on different types of media set a status or verification flag? Is there a industry standard to verify when a drive has gone through the process?
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6TB Errors - Prefailure GSmart Control

My 6TB is reporting these values - after some looking online - I'm not entirely sure if its "really bad" and going to fail or "somewhat normal" - Hoping someone can tell me
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SMART: UltraDMA selected jumps back and forth between 5 and 6

Every time I am viewing SMART-Data of my SATA SSD (Samsung 870 EVO 2TB) with Disk Checkup software I see different value of "UltraDMA selected" parameter. It is times 5 times 6. May be it ...
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What is the "TA Increase Count" (SMART Data)

On the SMART drive health/status scan (for an SSD drive), one thing "TA Increase Count" is flagged up, with a value of 97. What is it actually a count of? The SSD is a Crucial SSD. When I'm ...
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Is my SSD failing, and should I try to warranty return it?

In May 2021, I purchased a 2.5" SATA SSD for my HP Elitebook 840 G3 laptop. The SSD is "Samsung 870 EVO 500GB SATA 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)" part code "MZ-77E500B/...
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Seagate Hard Disk Noise

I just bought an used 8TB Seagate Exos HD and I although seems to works fine what caught my attention is that on startup it makes very weird sounds, this is the first time I bought a seagate hd and ...
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HDD in pre-fail? What you can say to me?

I have a Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM006 with this SMART result: $ sudo smartctl -A /dev/sda [sudo] senha para daniel: smartctl 7.2 2020-12-30 r5155 [x86_64-linux-6.2.0-26-generic] (local build) ...
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Dell's message that my SSD harddrive is nearing end of life while CrystalDiskInfo says it's good. Who do I believe?

I have a Dell Inspiron which is almost 5 years old. It has one Disk which is a 256GB SSD. Dell's Support Assist Program says my Harddisk is failing. OTOH, CrystalDiskInfo says health of my Disk is ...
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Single SSD in RAID10 array has Wear_Leveling_Count issue

I run a RAID10 machine with 4x Samsung 480GB SSD's. The drives are of identical age. 3 of the drives have a Wear_Leveling_Count 090, but one is now as low as 003. I don't understand why one of the ...
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Looking for smartctl NVMe log error explanation (0xa013 0x8004 and 0x9016 0x8004)

For my 1TB NVMe smartctl -a /dev/nvme0n1 first reported this: Error Information (NVMe Log 0x01, 16 of 256 entries) Num ErrCount SQId CmdId Status PELoc LBA NSID VS 0 129 ...
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Interpreting SMART on new Seagate drive

After a long time using WD disks which always reported everything as OK (*) I recently purchased a Seagate ST4000VN006. It passed its long and conveyance tests. I then moved a a couple of Logical ...
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How to use smartctl with one raid controller

I using a PERC H730 Mini raid controller : # lspci -d::0104 -k 02:00.0 RAID bus controller: Broadcom / LSI MegaRAID SAS-3 3108 [Invader] (rev 02) Subsystem: Dell PERC H730 Mini Kernel ...
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Reallocated sectors number went down?

So far from what I've read online reallocated sector count can't go down, at all. And yet, my hard drive that recently reported 24 bad sectors seems to decrease it? Firstly, hard drive via S.M.A.R.T. ...
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Increasing “number of Error Log entries” on a NVMe SSD

smartd(8) on my laptop alerted me about increase in “number of Error Log entries” on /dev/nvme0 for about 8 each day. The output of smartctl -a /dev/nvme0 looks as follows: smartctl 7.2 2020-12-30 ...
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smartctl -t long, halts before completion

I'm hoping this is the right spot to ask a question like this. Does this indicate that I have an issue with this drive? It's somewhat new, and within the return window. I ran smartctl -t long /dev/sdb ...
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recurrent zfs read and write errors while smart tests are ok

I'm using OpenZFS 2.1.5 on Ubuntu 22.04. zpool status -v show recurrent read and write errors on one of my mechanical drives. However, SMART test doesn't show any problem with the disk. By recurrent I ...
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Unable to read SMART data from internal disks

I've been trying to read SMART data from my internal drives, but nothing works. I've used: Cristal Disk Info GsmartControl hd sentinel hd tune None of these programs were able to read SMART data ...
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How to remove forced disk read only mode? (failure might be imminent msg on boot)

Woke my PC up from sleep and got blue screen. On reboot it said that my boot disk's failure is imminent and didn't let me chose it as a boot disk even when I tried to force it through bios. I hooked ...
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SSD has SMART test PASSED but fails self-testing

I have an external SSD that suffered some file corruption earlier this week. Model is Model Family: Crucial/Micron RealSSD m4/C400/P400 Device Model: M4-CT256M4SSD2 with, apparently, 20,000 ...
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iTunes Smart Playlist w/podcasts - not picking up all episodes

Using iTunes for Windows from Microsoft Store. Would rather not use 3rd party programs if there's a way to do what I need with Podcasts. Summary - I have a lot of mp3 files (~1000) from different ...
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nvme m.2 SSD stopped booting Windows 10 after 1 year of working fine. How to get Windows to boot again without reinstalling?

For background, I did not update any software in the recent days. I did not have any power outages. I did not make any changes to my computer. I didn't update Windows and had windows updates turned ...
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NVMe faulty drive? SMART Error Information Log Entries fastly increasing

The Error Information Log Entries value showed by smartctl -a /dev/nvme0n1 in my NVMe is growing fast, by 1 per second. Is it indicative of a faulty driver? At the same time, Media and Data Integrity ...
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Why does CrystalDiskInfo show "B1 Vendor Specific" as a bad disk health indicator?

I have bad performance when processing large files and I ran CrystalDiskInfo and it shows disk health status as "bad" with row ID=B1 and "Vendor Specific" marked in red. I tried ...
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Hard Drive Failure? - Reallocated Sector Count

I recently noticed Windows was extremely slow and some programs failed to run. The hard disk is checked during boot randomly. Sometimes checks go to Stage 5: 100s of thousands of sectors. After a ...
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SMART error on disk used with ZFS and mdadm

For some time now I've been getting emails like the following after every time I reboot my workstation (which is called 'charm'). Subject: SMART error (ErrorCount) detected on host: charm This ...
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Are my HD failures caused by a SATA port issue or is the hard drive just failing?

I'm currently trying to figure out whether a new HD that I purchased a few weeks back is faulty or if it's a problem with the SATA port (if that's even possible). Issue started on bootup, BIOS screen ...
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smartctl: Confusing attributes and selftest results

The server where I keep old photos, videos and the like contains a bunch of spinning 3TB disks (WD Caviar Green). I rarely switch it on. I recently looked at my disks' SMART data. One of the disks ...
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My G-Raid Thunderbolt 3 Health & spin up time going down fast?

My G-Raid Thunderbolt 3 Health & spin up time going down fast,im using macbook pro m1 & G-raid system in Raid 1,does anyone know the reasons ??
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New laptop's SSD SMART reported about 1.4TBs of total read and 1.4TBs of total write and 6 hrs of power on time

It's a 512GB m.2 drive. Is this normal somehow? Definitely not normal for my limited experiences with the newly purchased SSDs and computers. For about 1.4TBs of total read and write and 6 hours of ...
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Two SMART properties check programs, different results of End-to-End error

Take a look at SMART-ID value D8: Which one of the two is correct and is the current state really critical? The RAW values are NOT different: Crystal reads 11h = 17 Passmark reads 17 = 11h
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High read error rate for a Seagate 14TB HDD, is this normal range?

This is a new HDD, but it looks like the read error rate is too high. It is higher than the threshold, but not sure if this a normal for a new HDD. Should I request for a replacement?
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What, if anything, should I do about an SSD reporting low temperatures?

Kubuntu's disk monitoring feature has recently (last few weeks) started giving me alerts about an imminent disk failure on my NVMe M.2 SSD (a Crucial P2) at boot. I have been running sudo smartctl -a ...
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How to read SMART stats of hard drives connected via Silicon Image Raid controller on Windows 10?

I am using a PCI card in my Windows 10 (Enterprise) pc, which is correctly listed under Windows device management as "Silicon Image Sil 3114 SoftRaid 5 Controller". No RAID is enabled on the ...
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