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Alternatives to SMART for Monitoring HDD Corruption

Given that SMART is unreliable for predicting HDD failure, does anyone have a reliable alternative for automating quick identification of hard drives that are beginning to fail? This is for Windows ...
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Is there a way to read SMART attributes for drives in a SAN?

We are running an SSD array in a SAN, and the performance is great. But we need to monitor the write endurance SMART attributes so that we can determine when the drives are close to wearing out. We ...
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SMART short offline test never ends for all drives of a RAID1

I'm having a strange situation here. After some three years in a low traffic server, one of two Samsung drives in a RAID1 has failed yesterday: Personalities : [raid1] md0 : active raid1 sdb1[2](F) ...
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How to silence “Disk Utility” “A hard disk is reporting health problems” [closed]

I'm working on repairing a raid member, and I know I have a bad disk. This dialog appears by the hundreds (a new crop is minted every time anything touches anything related to a mount, so closing ...
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How to access SMART attributes when using RAID with a Dell Perc 4e (LSI)

I can't easily shut down this windows server, so I'd like 'online' solutions. I tried the following unsuccessfully: Seatools Enterprise: caused a BSOD smartmontools: scan only showed virtaul RAID ...
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SMART: Raw Read Error Rate Errors on Mirrored Drives

Thanks for reading. I have a pair of 150GB WD Velociraptors that have failed SMART status. The only fail they have is the Raw Read Error Rate, which is as follows. ...
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UDMA_CRC_Error_Count = 1 after a smart test

I have a server with an Hardware RAID, with one of two hard disks the smart test show this: http://pastebin.com/H86xgcHk The questions are: - What does UDMA_CRC_Error_Count = 1 mean? - It says "ATA ...
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SMART “power on hours” attribute for different HDD manufacturers

Is there a table of how to interpret the SMART attribute "power on hours" depending on the HDD manufacturer? Some of them use hours, some minutes or even seconds...
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PERC H710p SMART data

I'm trying to read the SMART data from some harddisks attached to a perc H710p but neither ESXI nor the idrac7 will give me specifics. The idrac will display a status for the individual drives but not ...
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Is there a point where harddrive age (Power On Hours) necessitates replacement? [duplicate]

I have several storage arrays where a significant number of the drives have been powered on between 25,000 - 30,000 hours (2.8 - 3.4 years). These drives have no other issues or errors. What I want ...
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nagios: alternatives to SMART disk checking?

I'm attempting to repurpose some older Dell PE 29xx machines. These have PERC RAID controllers so the SMART testing isn't working. Is there an SNMP alternative or do I need to start slogging through ...
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powershell: How to check if S.M.A.R.T is enabled on remote machines

I was attempting to get disk info of remote machines, including whether or not SMART is enabled on the drive by using the win32_diskdrive class. This is trickier than I thought. While it's easy ...
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Should I run extended offline self tests using smartd?

A while ago I setup smartd on all my servers do do a daily "Short Offline" test and a weekly "Extended Offline" test. The config for that is "-s (S/../.././00|L/../../7/04)". Today I noticed one of ...
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Currently unreadable sectors on RAID 5 linux drive

I have every 30 minutes smartd messages on /var/log/messages: smartd[3588]: Device: /dev/sdc, 176 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors This drive (sdc) is part of RAID 5 configured with mdadm. ...
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How do I check if smartd and mdadm are running correctly?

I have a raid system on debian: Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB,... Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 2432 19535008+ fd Linux raid ...
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How to find files affected by reallocated sectors?

I have a Western Digital RE4 1.5TB that has just reallocated 56 sectors. Reallocated Sectors Count,140,193,193,OK,56,0,Enabled I want to know if it is possible to find out which are the files ...
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Can smart data be read from proc on Linux?

I see there is a virtual file /proc/ide/hda/smart_values and I imagine it contains the smart data that smartmontools reads with the smartctl command. Can I read that data with my own eyes? I see a ...
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Using smartmontools with RAID card

I've got a few servers running 3ware cards and have been using smartctl -a /dev/twa0 -d 3ware,0 to parse the smart data for errors. Recently, I've added some Areca cards and obviously the /dev/twaX ...
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Separate static ip's from one port on modem with smart switch

I have a network where our service provider gave us one port on our modem that has static ip's. Was confused on how to separate these ip's. I was going to use a smart switch with vlan as such: vlan 1 ...
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Get S.M.A.R.T. Info on Marvell Controller (RAID 5)

I have Windows 2003 R2 x64 and RAID5. Array controller is Vendor 11ABh Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device 6485h MV64460/64461/64462 System Controller, Revision B Subsystem ...
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Hddtemp and drivers

hddtemp /dev/sda /dev/sda: DELL PERC 6/i Adapter: S.M.A.R.T. not available Does this mean I need to install some type of driver on my linux server to access that information?
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PERC MegaRAID S.M.A.R.T. Status is not matching smartctl's - looking for clues what's wrong with the HDD

I'm getting strange SMART error from MegaCli on Dell R720xd and PERC H710P with five 4Tb SATA drives in RAID5 /opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli64 -PDList -aALL gives me some "Failure Seq Event Number" ...
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Confirm disk is broken when it passes all diagnostics

I have a system with a potentially broken disk, but the disk passes all manner of diagnostics. I have been unable to confirm that the disk is broken. What are my options? I could just replace the ...
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How reliable is HDD SMART data?

Based on SMART data, you can judge the health of a disk, at least that is the idea. If I, for instance, run sudo smartctl -H /dev/sda on my ArchLinux laptop, it says that the hard drive passed the ...
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Cannot perform smartctl self-test after migrating servers from SLES to Scientific Linux

I maintain several Linux servers, that we are in the process of migrating from SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (version 10.4) to Scientific Linux (version 5.9). The six SAS hard drives on each machine ...
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Fast backup and restore on RAID10

to test a software update on a server with 4 hd in RAID10, I'm going to remove two of the 4 hd to use them again to restore the system to its previous state. The controller is a Smart Array 6400 with ...
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Hard drive errors: probably 2 bad sectors and nothing is working

All started with bsod from WindowsXP: unmountable boot volume. Then I tried ubuntu and Palimpsest. SMART status was OK (2 bad sectors), but all test failed on "reading system" (I don't know if I ...
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How are SMART selftests related to badblocks?

The smartctl tool allows initiating a long self-test (smartctl -t long /dev/sda). However there's also badblocks that I can run on a drive. How are the two related? If badblocks detects bad blocks, ...
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Is my HDD falling?

I tested my HDD with command: smartctl -t long /dev/sda I checked status of test with command: smartctl -l selftest /dev/sda This is the output: smartctl 5.42 2011-10-20 r3458 ...
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HP Proliant Smart Array Controller P800 Battery replacement

I have a proliant server which requires a cache battery replacement. Can you please advise what are the implications if this is not replaced over time. many thanks
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How To Change Dell Bios Settings Remotely?

I recently noticed at a clients that their Dell laptops appear to have SMART disabled in bios by default. I noticed this while swapping out a disk on a desktop which had failed without any warning.. ...
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Why can't i recover a RAID1 disk which apparently has no errors

For several years now we run a software RAID1 on a old Gentoo box with a custom Linux 2.6.31. The RAID consists of 2 harddisk with 4 partitions each. In the last years it happend about 3-4 times that ...
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How to get more informatin regarding a Synology S.M.A.R.T error

I have a 3TB Seagate Barracuda (ST3000DM001-9YN1) that is less than a year old, and my Synology DS1512+ is reporting it as "S.M.A.R.T. Status = Abnormal" and telling me to replace the drive. While I ...
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Drive is failing but LSI MegaRAID controller does not detect it

smartmontools reports an increasing number of unreadable sectors on a drive that is used in a RAID1 configuration. I thought that the LSI MegaRAID controller also checks the SMART status of its disk ...
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S.M.A.R.T. (smart) attribute 190 failing on Seagate Backup Plus 4TB drive

I am using a Seagate Backup Plus 4TB drive attached over USB to a Linux box. The drive model is ST4000DX000-1CL160. When checking the S.M.A.R.T. attributes I get: $ sudo smartctl -a -d sat ...
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HP Proliant ML350 G6 Smart Error Test

I have a ML350 G6 with two array controllers : P410 and P410i. I have updated all possibile firmware on this server. I have 5 x Seagate Savvio 10K SAS drives. I am testing the drives with HP Insight ...
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SMART and exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x0 [closed]

looking at the logs I see several errors. The smart status is PASSED, but even if It is verbose It isn't clear what is going on. Should the disk be replaced? Attached dmesg and smart logs # dmesg ...
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Both hard disk fault at same time [closed]

Today one of the my computers have strange log. At 8:00 both hard disks start to have errors like this: Feb 9 07:24:48 bill2 kernel: ad4: WARNING - WRITE_DMA UDMA ICRC error (retrying request) ...
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Simulate a SMART error on a drive for test purposes?

We are monitoring the disks on our servers using Smartmontools and Nagios with the check_smartmon or another Nagios plugin. It appears to work, as there are no errors. But how do I know if it is truly ...
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smartctl reports Current Pending Sectors as 2, but a long test doesn't find any errors

The SMART attributes on the drive are: SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16 Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds: ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH ...
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Does regularly running smartctl negatively affect disks?

I have many servers in different data centers. Lately I had some disk failures that I probably could've detected beforehand, so I started automatically running smartctl -t periodically on each disk. ...
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what's the purpose of SMART's captive test?

When testing hard disk with SMART (for instance using smartctl tool) I can do tests (for instance long test) in two modes: captive (also called foreground mode) or non captive. Non captive mode is ...
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Munin's smart plugin keeps reporting an error in the past because of the exit code

My hosting provider has inserted a hard drive into my server which seems to have had some sort of error in the past but a full offline smart check showed that everything is (about) ok at the moment. ...
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Linux RAID10 hit bad disk while re-syncing. Is it hosed?

I have a Linux software RAID10 device on md0. It's made up of 4 1TB disks sd[abcd]. Yesterday Smart emailed me to say a disk was going bad (seek errors going up and reallocated sectors). I rebooted ...
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Does smartd launch selftests if “-s” option is not provided?

man smartd.conf states that -s option specifies the time for running disk tests. Are they run if this option is not provided? I mean does smartd try to figure out the appropriate time on his own or ...
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smartctl not actually running self tests?

I want to run the smartctl self tests to check the health of the drives in my RAID array (PERC 5/i). The array is on sda and comprises six drives. I can check the status using sudo smartctl ...
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Why does unpartitioned Hitachi HDS5C3020 drive start consuming 50% more power 15 minutes after boot?

In a Debian 6.0.6 system there are 74 pieces of 2TB Toshiba DT01ABA200 drives. These drives are identified as Hitachi HDS5C3020BLE630 drives running firmware revision MZ4OAAB0. 64 Drives attached via ...
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Is my hard drive about to die?

I have two hard drives set up as a RAID 1 array on my server (Linux, software RAID using mdadm) and one of them just got me this "present" in syslog: Nov 23 02:05:29 h2 kernel: [7305215.338153] ...
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The best nagios plugin for SMART?

I've tried the best plugin for nagios to SMART monitoring. There are some, but only monitoring temperature. But with smartctl we can find more data. Do you have some better plugins with all data from ...
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Understanding the S.M.A.R.T. values from a Synology 1812+ device

I have a Synology 1812+ NAS with 8 3TB drives configured as RAID 5. Its running DSM 4.1. It was purchased to replace USB drives, consolidate storage and short term OS X backups using Time Machine. ...