0

I've been experiencing problems with my HDD, so I ran a self-test on it. As you can see, the test failed, but all individual attributes are OK. How do I know what the problem is with the drive?

1

4
  • have you tried using the commandline to see if you can spot the issue? Other than that, the only thing that stands out there are the 3 "pre-fail" items. Check there for additional info.
    – ILMostro_7
    Jun 28 '21 at 6:50
  • Honestly, I'm pretty lost among all the drive-health related commands and how they work, so no, I didn't use any commands yet.
    – AstroRP
    Jun 28 '21 at 7:02
  • 1
    The top right line says self-test failed "(read)". This doesnt sound good. From the command line you can get fuller output with sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda assuming your disk is sda. You can also run another short self-test with sudo smartctl -t short -a /dev/sda. It runs in the background. It will tell you to wait, probably about 2 minutes, for the result, which is simply another sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda.
    – meuh
    Jun 28 '21 at 7:44
  • 1
    Please post sudo smartctl -a /dev/device output. Jun 28 '21 at 11:03
0

The most important factor is any (unspecified) problems, rather than the SMART stats. It's possible for a disk to fail, even though SMART says its almost perfect.

This is the time to make sure you have a backup of important data. You might consider the purchase of a SATA SSD and copy all your data to it.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.