After going through the man pages of smartctl, smartd and smartd.conf, I am no clearer on how S.M.A.R.T. is supposed to work on a scsi device. I have a default configuration file that says: ...
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!