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Re: Need second opinion, is my HD failing?



On Wednesday 28 January 2009, Richard Shaw wrote:
>I've been having some quirky issues lately and decided to take a look
>at the SMART data for the disk. There seems to be a large count of
>errors in some of the categories.
>
>=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
>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     0x000f   087   086   006    Pre-fail
>Always       -       13453278
Maybe.
> 3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0003   095   094   000    Pre-fail
>Always       -       0
> 4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age
>Always       -       45
> 5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   100   100   036    Pre-fail
>Always       -       955
It has to be about out of spare sectors, I haven't ever seen one that high.  
This is your wake up call I believe.

> 7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x000f   064   060   030    Pre-fail
>Always       -       51576892355
Ouch!  That is getting 'up there'

> 9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   092   092   000    Old_age
>Always       -       7529
> 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0013   100   100   097    Pre-fail
>Always       -       1
> 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age
>Always       -       45
>184 Unknown_Attribute       0x0032   100   100   099    Old_age
>Always       -       0
>187 Reported_Uncorrect      0x0032   096   096   000    Old_age
>Always       -       4
>188 Unknown_Attribute       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age
>Always       -       0
>189 High_Fly_Writes         0x003a   086   086   000    Old_age
>Always       -       14
2 of my drives report this, but it is always 0 (so far)
>190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022   065   052   045    Old_age
>Always       -       35 (Lifetime Min/Max 35/36)
>194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   035   048   000    Old_age
>Always       -       35 (0 23 0 0)
>195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered  0x001a   041   022   000    Old_age
>Always       -       13453278
Ouch, but just a small one.  One of mine is 100x that and working fine.

>197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age
>Always       -       0
>198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0010   100   100   000    Old_age
>Offline      -       0
>199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x003e   200   200   000    Old_age
>Always       -       0
>
>Thanks,
>Richard

I wouldn't let another day go by without getting as much of your data off that 
drive as you can, then a trip to town for a fresh one.  Or reverse that in 
case you don't have that much backup media.

-- 
Cheers, Gene
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