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Re: Hard drive testing?





On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 5:22 PM, Steven Pritchard <steve@silug.org> wrote:
On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 03:37:49PM -0600, Wolfgang wrote:
> ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED
> WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
> 197 Current_Pending_Sector 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age
> Always - 5
> 198 Offline_Uncorrectable 0x0030 200 200 000 Old_age
> Offline - 5

That's a bad drive.

> SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
> Num Test_Description Status Remaining LifeTime(hours)
> LBA_of_first_error
> # 1 Short offline Completed: read failure 90% 970
> 31290205
> # 2 Short offline Completed: read failure 90% 970
> 31290205
> # 3 Extended offline Completed: read failure 90% 970
> 31290205
> # 4 Extended offline Completed: read failure 90% 970
> 31290205
> # 5 Extended offline Completed: read failure 90% 970
> 31290205
> # 6 Short offline Completed: read failure 90% 222
> 32454051
> # 7 Extended offline Completed: read failure 90% 220
> 32454051
> # 8 Conveyance offline Completed: read failure 90% 220
> 32454051

And all those are clear indications of a bad drive. And it looks like
you didn't see the early failures. (Note the tests at 220 hours, then
again at 970 hours.)

If you ran Fedora with this drive connected, it should have screamed at
you about a drive failing...

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I've been running Windows 7 Pro and Ubuntu 10.10 mostly, neither said a thing, any suggested hard drives? My Western digital might be out of warranty from a small scratch from the hard drive cage.
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