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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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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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What does “Number of High Priority Unload Events” mean in an HDD's SMART data?

My relatively new HDDs show between 1 and 4 of them, e.g.: Page Offset Size Value Flags Description ... 0x03 ===== = = === == Rotating Media Statistics (rev 1) == 0x03 0x040 ...
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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?

[![enter image description here][2]][2] Is this good used harddisk or not ? Thanks for help [2]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/HDZbV.jpg![enter image description here](https://i.stack.imgur.com/RlauR.jpg)
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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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How to interpret SMART on my new hdd - should I be worried? [duplicate]

I'm wondering if I should be woried about these SMART values on my new harddrive (Seagate 2048 GB ST2000LM015). Just look at screenshoots, id 01 and id 07 seems bad or not? Should I return hdd to the ...
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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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Using AR to interact with non-AR apps

I have a set of smartglasses with custom sensors where i can use apps from the developer with Augmented Reality features (for example touching a button on the screen). At work they asked me if it is ...
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Mi Band 3 not charging

I have been using the Mi Band 3 since 1 year and now it has stopped charging after i haven't being using it for 1 month. I tried cleaning the ports using dry cloth but still it didn't work. I have ...
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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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Mysterious High Command-Timout on SMART data for HDD

I recently was checking a drive I bought and owned for around 10 days (250 power on hours). The drive is a Seagate ironwolf 4tb in RAID 1 using BTRFS. I noticed that this was the result of the SMART ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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