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Re: do I have to worry about these disk errors?



On Sun, 2009-06-07 at 09:31 -0500, Mike Chambers wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-06-07 at 16:41 +0300, Jussi Lehtola wrote:
> 
> > You can verify the diagnosis with
> > 
> > # smartctl -A /dev/sda
> > 
> > If you have a nonzero number in one or more of the following fields
> >   Reallocated_Sector_Ct
> >   Current_Pending_Sector
> >   Offline_Uncorrectable
> > then your hard drive is failing. Especially if you have something in  
> > the latter two you should panic.
> 
> I was getting a report myself via the gui applet that my sd was failing
> (this damn thing isn't even a year old), so I ran the command above..

Yes, it's going bad, so replace it if you don't want to play Russian
roulette with your data.

[I installed two 1.5 TB disks @work a week ago and one of them already
failed.]
-- 
Jussi Lehtola
Fedora Project Contributor
jussilehtola fedoraproject org


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