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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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Does Enabling the Host Protected Area increase available reserved space on SATA SSD?

I got an old SATA SSD which is on it's last leg with regard to available reserved space. If i perform a SSD overprovising as described in the linked article will that increase available reserved space ...
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Computer occasionally complains that the hard drive could not be found. Hard drive is missing some S.M.A.R.T. data but shows no errors otherwise

One of the computers at my workplace sometimes displays an error that the hard drive could not be found. Each time, our IT guy fixed it simply by reseating the cables. So far, the issue has not come ...
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HDD SMART Caution changed to Good

This is a strange happening. I had a disk whose SMART status was displayed as Caution in CrystalDiskInfo when I powered it up after a few years. It had uncorrectable sector and pending sectors, and ...
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SMART test results show "Aborted by host"

I have run a long-form SMART test on a disk local to a Linux system, using the following command: sudo smartctl -t long -d sat /dev/sdc Once I was certain the test completed, I requested a report on ...
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Lock a file in hard drive sector from accessing by any process

I have C5 Current Pending Sector Count is 1 on my HDD after writing on it. I found the file in that bad sector (a folder hash computing with 7zip just stopped on that file). Then I moved the file to a ...
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Reallocation_Event_count has a large value while Reallocated_Sector_Count is zero

I was checking my laptop's HDD (Seagate ST500LT012-1DG142) when I found out that the Reallocation_Event_count has a large value while Reallocated_Sector_Count is zero. $ sudo smartctl --attributes /...
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SMART data for SSD shows errors

My Kingston A400 SSD has Raw Read Error Rate current value of 1, but SMART test returns an OK status. In terms of raw values, it's 82 now, but it was 80 a few months ago. Should I be concerned and ...
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HDD SMART Recovery [duplicate]

I am performing data recovery on a HDD that has SMART failure. I need to get all the data copied off this disk. The disk contains a Windows C partition, that is all. I have many softwares and external ...
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NVMe SSD health monitoring and desktop alerts?

For my Samsung SSD in one of my windows machines I use Samsung Magician, which (at least in those cases that come with advance SMART signs of course) will give me alerts on SSD health. My current ...
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smartctl "Elements in grown defect list" vs. RAID controller "Media error count"

I am using a hardware raid50 with PERC810 controller in my server and recently encountered a metric I am not sure about. Until now, I have been using a smartctl metric "Elements in grown defect ...
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Why SSD serial number is different on Windows and Linux?

On Windows, I use wmic diskdrive get Name, Manufacturer, Model, InterfaceType, MediaType, SerialNumber and get 044A_5000_B130_099F. as the SerialNumber. However, on Linux, I use sudo smartctl -i /dev/...
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wear leveling count low on smart check

My wear levelling count went really down. How much should I be concerned, how long will it last? I saw the recommendations to always back up and saw some topics where people said it will still work ...
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Weird problems with WD hard drive

I have linux (linux mint and parrot os) and from time to time parrot os is freezing or slow down during work (I use parrot os mostly) but mint works fine (sometimes slow down too). Now, parrot os ...
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What happened to read error rate on my 7 month old WD HDD? Is this a concern?

I have a WD Black 7200RPM Laptop HDD and it is the secondary drive. I bought it like 7 months ago. And I don’t use it much for any heavy work. Just saving some files and that’s it. I took a screenshot ...
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Does the information about bad sectors provided by S.M.A.R.T. and badblocks survive formatting? [closed]

I have read many questions and answers on SuperUser, ServerFault, and other websites about this topic, but I am still a little bit confused about S.M.A.R.T. and badblocks. I saw that S.M.A.R.T. stores ...
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Seek Error Rate correlation between normalized and raw SMART value (Seagate HDD's)

According to the only documentation that I could find on the Internet regarding the Seek Error Rate SMART attribute of Seagate HDDs, we have to perform the following calculations in order to get the ...
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How do I fix WRITE FPDMA QUEUED messages if the SMART report isn't showing any errors?

This is an OCZ Vertex SSD. I'm told that the first value (raw read error rate) is irrelevant for SSDs. I'm getting a lot of "WRITE FPDMA QUEUED" errors in terminal (why I'm in terminal is ...
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Temperature threshold CrystalDiskInfo value

Could you please help me get understand what this value (C2 Temperature Threshold 70) means and do I have to worry about ssd or do i need to replace? :
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Show to visualize SMART data of the HDDs and SSDs on a Megaraid 9361 8i controller

Is there a way to see the SMART disk data of my drives when using a Megaraid 9361 i8? The Megaraid storage controller doesn't seam to have such a feature. Would be nice to see how much data was ...
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Why WD HDD has different set of values when comparing to other WD HDDs?

I have a newly brought laptop hard disk WD blue 5400 RPM HDD. And today when I replaced this new HDD with a laptop I checked HDD details from CystalDiskInfo and I saw there are differences between ...
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Frequent file corruption but HDD passes all tests

My laptop (MSI GL63-8RD) has a 1 TB HDD with NTFS partitions. OS is on SSD. My code files keep on getting garbage data in them or they just vanish. I ran chkdsk /f /r /x on the volume, which deletes ...
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Can an external hard drive damage an internal hard drive?

I have an external hard drive of 2TB that accidentally felled and it wasn't showing data on my laptop. I searched to find out if its a hardware damage then I found out that pc is detecting an external ...
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How bad is Spin-Up Time in HDD?

I have a newly brought laptop and it has WD Black 7200 RPM HDD. And yesterday I took a screenshot from CystalDiskInfo and I kept it and today I just opened CystalDiskInfo and compared the values with ...
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How bad is Error Rates in HDD?

Since a few days ago I'm experiencing slowness in HDD. It is a Transcend HDD with 5400 RPM. That HDD 3 - 4 years old and 4267 power-on hours and 1605 power-on count. I am using CrystalDiskInfo ...
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Reset Smart values to factory defaults for a Samsung NVMe SSD?

Here https://askubuntu.com/a/687455/974560 is a quesion regarding resetting smart values to factory defaults on old spinning S-ATA disks. In the comments is a link to a youtube video which is not ...
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How to evaluate SSD & HDD time to failure (remaining lifespan) and can their health be restored?

I'd like to calculate the longevity of my SSD and mechanical hard drives as of right now. The calculated remaining lifespan would help me to take timely measures such as increasing backup frequency. I'...
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Hard disk suddenly disappearing

In my Windows 10 computer, I have a Toshiba 6TB HDD [D:] and occasionally the disk completely disappears (there is no more D: disk), with the disk remaining invisible until a reboot, always returning ...
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"Bad" read error rate for SSD?

My Windows 7 laptop is reporting that Windows detected a hard disk problem. Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact computer manufacturer to determine if you ...
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Linux tools don't work with Samsung PSSD T7

Samsung Portable SSD T7 doesn't seem to work well with Linux tools. The drive is recognized by the OS and basic functions work fine. However, hdparm won't report anything about the drive: SG_IO: bad/...
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Retrieve TBW / Total LBA Written using RAID 0

I have two SSDs ( WDS500G1B0A-00H9H0 ) in RAID 0 and I want to know how many terabytes have been written on them so far. However, the Total_LBAs_Written attribute gives me an incorrect value ( < 50'...
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Is it normal that Quick S.M.A.R.T test fails after successful repair?

I have two HDD WD7500BPKT and testing them using WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows . Both of them had bad sectors. Both were successfully "repaired" (with WD Data Lifeguard proposed ...
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Is this good used harddisk or not?

Is this good used harddisk or not?
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Interpreting failing SSD S.M.A.R.T. report. Windows stuck in boot-loop

I received laptop (DELL Latitude E7450) with failing SSD. Windows stuck in boot-loop, with no standard repair/rescue tools working. What I had done to this moment: I confirmed boot-loop. Bios ...
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Are Uncorrectable ECC Errors critical to HDD?

A computer runs a bit slow, so I have decided to check SMART of HDD. All values are OK, except of those which relate to ECC errors. I have found on internet that ECC errors happen when HDD firmware ...
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What Runtime_Bad_Block mean in SMART Attributes? How critical is it?

My SSD has the following SMART Attribute Pre-fail. What does that mean and how critical is it? 183 Runtime_Bad_Block 0x0013 098 001 010 Pre-fail Always In_the_past 60
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SMART check on external USB hard disk on macOS

I recently tried getting smart status for my WD My Passport USB hard drive. I first ran $ smartctl -a /dev/disk3 but clearly the output was bound to be: smartctl 7.2 2020-12-30 r5155 [Darwin 18.7.0 ...
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How to acess SMART features of hot plugged SATA drive in Linux?

Follow up to my other question. I started using hotplug to insert my backup SATA HDD which is fully SMART capable. One odd thing I noticed, is that when the drive is hot plugged, it is shown as a ...
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How to move G-List bad sectors into P-List and reassign LBA

I have an HDD with 10319 bad sectors(reallocated sectors), this is the SMART information of the drive; There are 3097029168 sectors, bad sectors/total sectors is 0.00000333190274945450562188570256307, ...
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Platter-based hard drive clicking only when performing a certain type of disk write

I have a 2.5" platter-based hard drive that makes a clicking sound only when performing a specific function. Otherwise, it is very quiet. The function is when I download a large file (over 500MB)...
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Was my HDD with failed SMART really repaired?

In brief: I want to know if an HDD with failed SMART can be repaired by any means, and if so, is it still reliable enough. In details: I have a 4 years old 1TB Western Digital HDD (WD10JPVX-08JC3T6) ...
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SMART enabled but drive can't be tested properly?

So just today I flashed an LSI 9211-4i to IT mode, taped the 3.3V pin (along with the two reserved pins through my lack of precision) on my SAS drive and finally got it appearing in the SAS topology ...
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Can I use a smart socket with an input voltage of AC 120V and plug it into a 220V outlet?

Using a Smart Socket Model SP10 Made by Teckin It's meant for use in the USA with 120V power outlets but it is being used in the Phillipines with 220V power outlets.
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HDD smart error on boot but ok on usb

I have a secondary HDD (not the one with the OS) and the computer is giving me a S.M.A.R.T. error when I try to turn on the computer with it as an internal HDD. When I force the computer to boot ...
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Possible Hard Disk failure

I have a dual-boot laptop with Windows 10 on /dev/sda1 and Ubuntu on /dev/sda6; recently, Windows will boot properly, but Ubuntu will not, saying the filesystem encountered errors and prompted me to ...
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BSOD ntoskrnl.exe - memtest+HD tune no error

I got 4 BSOD on early June. I ran several tests (memtest standard, SSD and HDD test) and I didn't find any problem. I then cleanly reinstalled Windows and have been running for a month without any ...
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Possibly faulty ssd?

Basically the system boots and runs for some time, but after a while the desktop becomes unresponsive and crashes. In the console (CTRL-ALT-F?), there is a non-stop stream of error logs of type ...
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HDD detected in BIOS with bad S.M.A.R.T. but not in windows disk management

I have an old Maxtor STM3250310AS. I want to copy its data to my current HDD as it is damaged (not physically). I connected it to SATA while Windows 7 was running. HDD started spinning but windows ...
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SMART Power On hours interpretation

i have system with 5 SSD drives and Power-On Hours attribute is different between all drives; one says 398hrs and other four say 17hrs, but all indicate similar power-on cycle count. Why is that..., ...
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Effect of HDD age on disk failure

I've got an old 1TB Seagate external drive I've been using to backup a laptop for years. The disk started making a periodic noise this morning approx. every second. It's softer than I'd describe as a ...
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Do SMART technologies and HDD Surface Scans do the same thing?

There are utilities that check/revive/update the bad block list by systematically reading each block of data on a hard disk and write it while other utilities rely on SMART monitoring. Are they the ...
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