Is it possible for the smartctl -t long /dev/sda to complete without error and still the drive fail? How detrimental to the disk's life expectancy is running the test daily/weekly? Thanks!
I have an external HDD which does not report SMART information properly (it gives nonsense results). As such, the smartd daemon (part of smartmontools) keeps giving false alarms on how the device ...
I have started read-scan the disk using: smartctl -t select,10-11 -t afterselect,on -t pending,45 /dev/sda It seems, however, it kills the disk performance. I had expected that the read-scan would ...