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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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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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How do I connect a HDD that has failed smart test to my system?

I have a PC with a HDD that has failed the SMART test. I took it out and tried to plug it in a SATA port on my main PC (working fine) but I have been up against several issues: when I plug it in then ...
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Non-specific kernel errors with new hard drive, is the drive failing?

I am running CentOS 7.7.1908 on a server with a RAID5 array (using mdadm software RAID). The array consists of four 4 TB drives. I recently replaced some of the drives with brand new WD Red drives. ...
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HDD's reallocated sector count is increasing slowly. Should I be concerned?

A month ago, my external hard drive reported 6 reallocated sectors, with CrystalDiskInfo advising "Caution". A week or two later, this increased to 7. Today, after a very long operation (encrypting ...
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Unrealistically large values in SMART

Recently ubuntu said me that my SSD is doomed. This computer has been working for about 10 years including about 4 years with this particular ssd. This message appeared after waking from standby mode. ...
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New 2x SATA 12TB drives, failed during RAID1 init, S.M.A.R.T. error

I've recently set up a machine with Threadripper 3960X and Zenith II. I bought two 12TB Seagate drives (Barracuda Pro) with intention to set them up in RAID1 using motherboard's onboard RAID. Now, I ...
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smartctl not performing test on hard disk

I have a SATA hard drive connected to a SAS card through a backplane in an Intel server. The drive appears quite accessible in Linux, however I notice some strange errors in the logs. I want to ...
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Is the HDD SMART failing?

My server has started to reboot on random times for no reason. I have been trying to locate the issue for a long time, at first I thought it was the virtualization / proxmox that or some reason ...
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New harddrive doesn't sound too good, help interpretting SMART

I just installed a brand new Seagate Exos 8Tb and it's constantly producing this loud grinding noise during any load. Reading the reviews for the drive some people are experiencing some noise but no ...
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Is smartmontools able to detect whether a drive has disappeared from the system?

I have this set in smartd.conf: DEVICESCAN -a -o on -S on -n standby,q -s (S/../.././02|L/../../6/03) -W 5,40,45 -m root -M exec /usr/local/bin/smartdnotify Will this detect whether one of my drives ...
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Disk error: physical (hardware) error or just filesystem?

I've been getting errors now and then with my ADATA HD330 2TB disk (ST2000LM007-1R8174), e.g. in some directories: Also, the LED sometimes blinks red while also blinking blue, which is a bit strange: ...
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SMART Value for ECC Recovery is both increasing and decreasing - what does this mean?

I'm seeing the counter for Hardware_ECC_Recovered both increasing, and decreasing in the SMART stats for a hdd and I'm confused. I'd expect it'd increase each time a error is detected (and corrected) ...
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Hard Disk SMART returning high values after being wiped

I bought some used 2TB hard drives that have been wiped, and upon receiving the drives, I've run a quick test on it with SMART reporting three warnings (the drives have identical warnings): ...
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smartctl looks like it's giving incorrect results, is my SSD dying?

While backing up some files today, I noticed that btrfs complained that some blocks on my Crucial MX500 1TB SSD didn't have the correct checksum. I ran a btrfs scrub which reported this: ● btrfs-...
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Percentage lifetime used on my SSD: 90%. Is that good or bad?

According to my SSD SMART information, "Percentage lifetime used: 90%." Does it mean the SSD's remaining lifetime is estimated to be 10% or 90% of its entire lifetime?
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Can “unsafe shutdowns” physically damage an SSD?

CrystalDiskInfo tells me that my SSD has experienced 400+ "unsafe shutdowns". I am not surprised, since I have had to cut power after OS freezes several times. I wonder if this can cause damage to my ...
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Cheking SSD health

Recently I had a SMART error show up on one of my conventional hard drives and I was able to save the drive and back up the data in time before the drive was inaccessible. I was wondering does SMART ...
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Why did serial no. vanish from CrystalDiskInfo?

I've been using CrystalDiskInfo to monitor my ssd and today noticed that in place of where a serial number used to be displayed, I now see "************" instead. What might have caused this? Does ...
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Is it ok to boot into UEFI BIOS every time?

I have a hard drive SMART check error showing up on boot. So I have to boot in bios every time. I have backed up all the data on my drive and I want to use the dive as long as it lasts. I do not care ...
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Are these SSD temperatures too high?

$ sudo smartctl -a disk1 | egrep 'Model|Sensor' Model Number: Samsung Portable SSD X5 Temperature Sensor 1: 51 Celsius Temperature Sensor 2: 73 ...
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Is my SSD towards the end of the line of its life?

Edit Corrected units - question stil stands I've got a Samsung SSD 840 EVO 1TB, operational since 2014. I had another, same model, operational since 2013 and it failed ~3 days go. My fear is that the ...
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Why is “SMART Reporting” disabled by default?

I recently bought a Dell PC, and noticed that there is BIOS option called "SMART Reporting", that is disabled by default. Dell provides following description: SMART Reporting - This field controls ...
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How does the Percent_Lifetime_Remaing SMART attribute get calculated on a Crucial MX500 disk?

I have a home lab grade server that I put 4x Crucial MX500 disks into a couple months ago. One of the disks (they're all similar) has the following SMART details: smartctl 6.5 2016-05-07 r4318 [...
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How to interpret following S.M.A.R.T values: “ATA Error Count”, Offline_Uncorrectable?

I have a harddisk (Western Digital) with increased ATA Error Count, I have searched through different posts on different forums, some of them state the HDD is crap, others say the connection (SATA-...
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What do these gdk_pixbuf_from_pixdata 'errors' from gsmartcontrol mean?

I'm using gsmartcontrol on CentOS 7 to assess hard-disks health. gsmartcontrol tests return Completed without errors, but the shell repeatedly displays the following: <error> [gtk] ...
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Buying a used hard disk with Interface CRC errors

A guy on a forum has listed his 6TB Western Digital Red hard drive for sale. He has sold several products before and has a good track record so he is not a scammer. He has posted the following ...
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samsung nvme ssd write errors on gpt restore, even with 100% available_spare

i have an samsung nvme ssd with corrupted gpt information. Nevertheles live boot running gdisk reported, that the on-disk gpt backup is clean and can be used to restore the main gpt information. So ...
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SMART changes by swapping between “drive tabs” for a new NAS drive with hugh value

I brought this NAS drive two days ago and use on my desktop. I tried to use hd tune pro but there is a UI problem and I cannot use it. Then I found "Seatool for windows", ran Short DST test and it ...
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High Reallocated Sectors Count and Current Pending Sector Count and Uncorrectable Sector Count, Is the disk dead?

I am using a raid 1 system. Yesterday one of the disks caused raid 1 degradation Today i have connected that disk into another computer From smart data of the disk I see the following problems ...
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how to understand SMART linux ext4

I initially posted this on openmediavault Community forum and never got a response. I'm hoping to get some insight on S.M.A.R.T I purchased this drive off Amazon everything seemed to work good, so I ...
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May CrystalDiskInfo SMART values be manipulated? smartctrl shows other values [duplicate]

34865 is the value of smartctl and CrystalDiskInfo shows some 2300 hours. Does it mean SMART values were manipulated? C:\Windows\system32>smartctl -a /dev/sda smartctl 7.0 2018-12-30 ...
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Harddrive speeds super slow despite SMART results in Linux Mint & Windows

Recently, I've decided to start using Linux Mint again, not long after installing it, I noticed severe degradation in harddrive performance. It's my secondary drive in my computer that is having the ...
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Strange data corruption on HDD after switching from Windows to Linux

After I have replaced Windows 10 (the laptop has been in use for some time witout any issues) with Kubuntu Cosmic (ext4 over lvm, kernel 4.18.0-16-generic) on a laptop, I have started experiencing a ...
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HDD SMART test shows read error; should I toss the disk or scan for bad blocks?

After triggering SMART test (long) using smartctl, I have the following smartctl -a output: smartctl 6.5 2016-01-24 r4214 [x86_64-linux-4.4.0-142-generic] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-16, Bruce ...
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Uncorrectable sector count 1, pending sectors 0, reallocated 0 on two drives for years - why uncorrectable sectors were not reallocated?

I have two WD Blue 1TB drives since year 2015, bought new from two different shops, used in two different machines. The disks have different manufacture dates. I haven't yet experienced any issues ...
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WD Red SMART data reset itself

I have bought 4 used 6TB WD Red drives (WDC WD60EFRX-68MYMN1) for use in my HP Microserver Gen8. The server is running Debian Linux 9. The disk controller is using AHCI, no hardware RAID. Initially I ...
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Old Drive in new PC starts failing

I just made a new PC build. I connected a storage drive from my old build. It is giving intermittent (once every 2 hours or so) Windows lockups, I hear it spin up, then everything unfreezes. I ...
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Can't retrieve hard disk S.M.A.R.T. data OR Temperature

Currently I have two hard disks , both are W.D Blue . The first one (320GB) shows SMART data correctly along the temperature . that drive is a SATA 2 rev 5 . the other hard disk (newer one (500GB) is ...
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Is it required to manually run e2fsck at regular intervals?

Is it required to manually run the e2fsck (used to check a Linux ext2/ext3/ext4 file system) at regular intervals, an if so, how often should I run it? Or can I rely on a present S.M.A.R.T. (Self-...
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What does it mean when my new HDD reports errors at a time that shouldn't exist?

I just installed several new HDDs in a machine and I happened to notice one of them had two errors reported, so I ran smartctl -x on it and got this: smartctl 6.5 2016-01-24 r4214 [x86_64-linux-4.4.0-...
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Is my drive failing?

I have a RAID10 array on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server (4 drives). mdadm reports one of my drives as having failed or dropped out of the array. I am trying to determine if this drive is failing or ...
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Does a non-zero value of reallocated sectors count indicate imminent failure? (in spite of SMART reporting OK)

I've been told many times that in S.M.A.R.T., the only acceptable value of Reallocated Sectors Count is zero. Any value larger than zero indicates a dying drive; it should be stopped being used, all ...
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Dell PERC H810 - Import foreign config with 2 drivers with SMART errors and 1 total fail?

We have a 12 drive, 40 TB storage bay that all of a sudden encountered multiple drive failures On RAID 5. One drive we have replaced outright, while another two have SMART errors. When the drives ...
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CrystalDiskinfo “Caution” :

I have a Toshiba C50-A laptop. When I checked my HDD (500 GB) with crystalDiskinfo disk health shows caution reallocated sectors count:16. Screenshot. Does it mean my HDD is failing? Does it have bad ...
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Are SMART Data Address Mark errors a concern on an SSD in particular?

I have a Crucial 500 GB SSD (CT500MX500SSD4) which is reporting a non-zero number of data address mark errors. Other parameters appear fine (wear leveling is occurring, there are currently no I/O ...
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How to execute an Extended SMART self-test on a hard drive in Windows?

I have an old internal IDE hard drive that needs to be tested. I used an IDE-to-USB adapter to connect it to a USB port on a Windows PC. Then I tried using GSmartControl to execute the Short SMART ...
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Reallocated sector count high and increasing

I have an old Western Digital HDD which started getting some bad sectors by a bad SATA cable, after replacing the cable I tried to fill the disk with zeroes using dd utility but it kept returning I/O ...
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How bad is my HDD for usage? [closed]

I bought an Acer Aspire F5-573G a year ago. It runs on Windows 10 Home x64 and has a 1TB HDD. From the get-go I received my system, I had been experiencing major hiccups in my system performance. The ...
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Can a PSU outage cause a Mechanical Start Failure on a S.M.A.R.T. drive?

Recently, my PSU crunched out on me and I had to replace it. The drive in question was running at the time, and during an attempt at start up afterwards (during which the PSU did not output enough ...

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