[TriLUG] HD failure eminent?
mhrivnak at triad.rr.com
Fri Dec 17 14:53:03 EST 2004
If i recall correctly, "passing" a SMART test only means that catastrophic
failure is not expected within the next 24 hours.
It looks like you haven't used the SMART tests. Try both of these:
smartctl -t short /dev/hda
The results will show up in the output below. Then try:
smartctl -t long /dev/hda
After a while, those results will also show up in the output below.
I recently worked with a drive that passed all the SMART tests but
consistently was producing errors, which were demonstrated in the above
On Friday 17 December 2004 01:04 pm, Brian Henning wrote:
> Hi List,
> Someone mentioned that my HD might be on its way out, in response to the
> strange errors I described earlier. So I went and ran some SMART tests,
> and they all came back negative.. but the general SMART stats looked kind
> of iffy, so I wanted to post them here and find out if anyone had any
> comments, since I really don't completely know what I'm looking at here.
> Some of the numbers seem high, but I don't know whether high is good or
> bad.. :-P
> Here's the complete output of smartctl -a /dev/hda:
> smartctl version 5.21 Copyright (C) 2002-3 Bruce Allen
> Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
> === START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
> Device Model: ST320413A
> Serial Number: 7ED2Y9PT
> Firmware Version: 3.40
> Device is: Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall]
> ATA Version is: 5
> ATA Standard is: Exact ATA specification draft version not indicated
> Local Time is: Thu Dec 16 08:43:02 2004 EST
> SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
> SMART support is: Enabled
> === START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
> SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED
> General SMART Values:
> Offline data collection status: (0x82) Offline data collection activity
> was completed without error.
> Auto Offline Data Collection: Enabled.
> Self-test execution status: ( 0) The previous self-test routine
> without error or no self-test has ever
> been run.
> Total time to complete Offline
> data collection: ( 422) seconds.
> Offline data collection
> capabilities: (0x1b) SMART execute Offline immediate.
> Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
> Suspend Offline collection upon new
> Offline surface scan supported.
> Self-test supported.
> No Conveyance Self-test supported.
> No Selective Self-test supported.
> SMART capabilities: (0x0003) Saves SMART data before entering
> power-saving mode.
> Supports SMART auto save timer.
> Error logging capability: (0x01) Error logging supported.
> No General Purpose Logging support.
> Short self-test routine
> recommended polling time: ( 1) minutes.
> Extended self-test routine
> recommended polling time: ( 23) minutes.
> SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10
> Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
> ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED
> WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
> 1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x000e 054 048 025 Old_age
> ys - 101257730
> 3 Spin_Up_Time 0x0002 083 077 000 Old_age
> ys - 0
> 4 Start_Stop_Count 0x0032 100 100 020 Old_age
> ys - 357
> 5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0032 099 099 036 Old_age
> ys - 46
> 7 Seek_Error_Rate 0x000e 075 060 030 Old_age
> ys - 34823207
> 9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 094 094 000 Old_age
> ys - 5904
> 10 Spin_Retry_Count 0x0012 100 100 097 Old_age
> ys - 0
> 12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 020 Old_age
> ys - 514
> 194 Temperature_Celsius 0x0022 037 054 000 Old_age
> ys - 37
> 195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered 0x001a 056 051 000 Old_age
> ys - 187358950
> 197 Current_Pending_Sector 0x0012 100 100 000 Old_age
> ys - 0
> 198 Offline_Uncorrectable 0x0010 100 100 000 Old_age
> line - 0
> 199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count 0x003e 200 200 000 Old_age
> ys - 0
> 200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate 0x0000 100 100 000 Old_age
> line - 0
> 202 TA_Increase_Count 0x0032 100 253 000 Old_age
> ys - 0
> SMART Error Log Version: 1
> No Errors Logged
> SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
> Num Test_Description Status Remaining LifeTime(hours)
> # 1 Short offline Completed without error 00%
> 4 -
> Thanks y'all.. I guess I should just start looking into getting a
> replacement drive anyhow.. but I wanted some expert advice.
> Brian A. Henning
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