I've been watching a SMART enabled HDD closely recently (connected to an OSX Server, which is not very helpful with SMART output out of the box).
The drive is definitely failing- the heads click, SMART tests fail (despite
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED), etc and I have a replacement which will be DD'ing across as you read this.
I just had a question about the SMART output please (not whether the drive is failing!). The
Remaining percentage below is the amount of the test remaining after the first error was found.
The question is- does the SMART test continue after the error is found? If not, does anyone please know if there is a way to force it to complete and test the entire drive?
Num Test_Description Status Remaining LifeTime(hours) LBA_of_first_error # 1 Extended offline Completed: read failure 80% 18302 406986
Thanks for your time!