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SMART output - what's the significance and meaning of “verify” errors from smartctl -a for a HDD

Does anyone know the meaning of "verify" errors listed in the output of smartctl -a (or more precisely smartctl -l error), as well as their significance, if any, in trying to evaluate the health of a ...
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A faulty Caviar Blue hard drive?

We have a small "homemade" server running fully updated Debian Wheezy (amd64). One hard drive installed: WDC WD6400AAKS. The motherboard is ASUS M4N68T V2. The usual load: CPU: an average of 20% ...
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Is my hard disk failing?

I've just had the hard disk on my server replaced. It was part of a RAID 1 array. The sdb1 partition keeps failing every few hours now. # cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [linear] [raid0] [raid1] ...
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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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smartctl -A Missing Attributes

I'm reviewing SMART attribute data for different disks and notice that some disks report the following attributes while other disks don't: 241 0xF1 Total LBAs Written 242 0xF2 Total LBAs ...
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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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smartctl -t long isn't finishing

I been running smartctl -t long on a drive for about 2 days now and it seems to be stalled at 10%. short and conveyance both passed. I have to send 1 of 2 drives purchased back I found badblocks with ...
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Skipping scheduled self-tests and predicting drive EOL

For a few weeks now, smartd has been reporting that it is skipping some of its scheduled self-tests on the weekends: Apr 24 18:29:32 calvin smartd[4758]: Device: /dev/sda, skip scheduled Offline ...