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Read raw SMART data with smartmontools from CF card

I have a Transcend CompactFlash card; its datasheet specifies the SMART data structure i.e. "Power cycle count" is bytes 115-116 in this structure. I am running on a custom embedded system with ...
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S.M.A.R.T show's high Load_Cycle_Count | Why and how to prevent the number from increaseing?

i just realized that some of my HDD's have a huge Load_Cycle_Count when reading out their S.M.A.R.T data. Some are short before failing and i am asking myself why this is the case and if there is ...
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smartd only send email on attribute change

I setup smartd to send me mail reports in case my disks fail. Unfortunately I am being spammed each day by the same attribute with the same (not changing) value: The following warning/error was ...
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is there a way to get detailed information about HDD in linux

In 2013 I used a program that analyzes the HDD and gives detailed and deep information about the hard disk. However, that program, CrystalDiskInfo, only works on Windows. Is there a GUI that is ...
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Unable to enable SMART support for external hard drive

I use my recently bought 1T Seagate Backup Plus Slim external hard disk ID 0bc2:ab24 Seagate RSS LLC (NTFS filesystem) as a backup tool. I want to run the Smartmontools software on this disk, but when ...
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Cannot enable smartctl Auto Offline Data Collection

smartctl --offlineauto=on /dev/sda [-d TYPE] will not enable Auto Offline Data Collection as reported by smartctl -c /dev/sda which shows Auto Offline data collection on/off support Auto Offline ...
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How to disable smartd

So I have a Mac which I installed smartontools, to see my smart data. And I thought that smartd would be helpful in doing short tests on my Mac SSD But I found out via Google that smartd only runs ...
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smartmontools - Is the automatic test the same as running a short test?

We're busy setting up smartmontools on our various Linux based servers and although it works, we want to streamline the process a bit. As I understand, we can enable automatic testing which should ...
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Why does ZFS not report disk as degraded?

S.M.A.R.T. has found an unrecoverable read-error on one of my disks, but zpool status lists all disks as ONLINE (I.E. not DEGRADED). Do you know why might that be? I though ZFS would know of any ...
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ext4 : bad block fixed, but is this disk dying?

Ubuntu 17.04; ext4 filesystem on 4TB WD green SATA [WDC WD40EZRX-22SPEB0] Mount (on startup, from fstab) failed with bad superblock. fsck reported / inode damaged, but repaired it. 99% of files ...
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SMART health-test and status

I have an external USB-drive which is giving me the following output on running the command $ smartctl /dev/sdb -H on it: SMART Status not supported: Incomplete response, ATA output registers ...
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ZFS - “Add. Sense: Unrecovered read error - auto reallocate failed” in syslog, but SMART data looks OK

I have a zpool (3x 3TB Western Digital Red) that I scrub weekly for errors that comes up OK, but I have a recurring error in my syslog: Jul 23 14:00:41 server kernel: [1199443.374677] ata2.00: ...
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merging /var/lib/smartmontools/drivedb/drivedb possible?

I had to by an new Harddrive. smartctl -i /dev/sda smartctl 6.4 2014-10-07 r4002 [x86_64-linux-3.16.0-4-amd64] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-14, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools....
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Smartmontools with NVMe support on CentOS 7

I've just set up CentOS 7 on a server with NVMe drives, and was suprised not to be able to run smartctl on them: # smartctl -a /dev/nvme0 /dev/nvme0: Unable to detect device type Please specify ...
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Bad sectors and SMART failure on hard drive

I have a 500Gb hard drive with 20 bad sectors according to gnome-disk, and when I try to run a SMART self-test, it fails at reading. But gnome-disk shows that every other SMART attribute is OK, and ...
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SMART data of SanDisk Extreme Pro

I have RHEL 6.8 with smartmontool 5.43 on Dell OptiPlex 9020 with SanDisk Extreme Pro 240 GB SSD as OS disk used for quite disk i/o intensive work. I am concerned about durability of SSD. After one ...
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Use custom log file for S.M.A.R.T errors with smartd?

As far as I understand smartd logs errors to syslog or sends them via mail. But how can I setup smartd to log error messages into a custom log file?
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Disk is likely to fail soon [closed]

How much time can I expect this disk (1 TB) to function? I have already made a backup of my important data. But I will be unable to buy a new HDD until February. Is there any way I can extend its life?...
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SMART test passed but I can see Hard Disk Broken Sectors in Disk Assesment

I have used shred on my HDD, but in the middle of that, I used Ctrl+C combination accidentally. After that I noticed bad sectors on Disk Assessment. I am using Linux mint 18 as my OS. Using fsck, I ...
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Can a disk be made to identify specific pending sectors?

smartd will happily log messages like this: Sep 2 12:33:59 Watt smartd[438]: Device: /dev/sda, 2 Offline uncorrectable sectors Sep 2 12:34:01 Watt smartd[438]: Device: /dev/sdc, 16 Currently ...
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according to SMART hard disk is not broken, but I have errors in dmesg

Sometimes I have strange troubles booting my computer (which runs Debian). So I issued "dmesg" command. In its output I saw a lot of errors. However, when I run extended SMART test on hard disks (...
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Confusing output by smartctl

I saw SmartMonTools: How can I know if there is any smartctl test running on my hard disk? and ran - $ sudo smartctl -a /dev/sdb | grep "progress" -i -A 1 # 3 Extended captive Self-test routine ...
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Monitor health of HDD/SSD without S.M.A.R.T

Some hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) do not provide S.M.A.R.T. data. This seems to be especially true of cheap USB HDDs. My question is: on a typical GNU/Linux system, can the ...
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Why is `smartctl -l xerror` LBA well beyond end of disk?

I ran smartctl -l xerror on a Seagate ST31000528AS (1TB disk with 512-byte sectors), and it gave me (in part): Error 597 [16] occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 11903 hours (495 days + 23 hours) ...
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Explaining SMART power error

I use gsmartcontrol, on the Error tab, it shows: Complete error log: SMART Error Log Version: 1 ATA Error Count: 398 (device log contains only the most recent five errors) CR = Command Register [...
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How to automatically check for failed hard drives in RAID array?

We've got a couple of servers in-house containing hardware RAID5 and RAID6 arrays with 8-15 disks each. What's the easiest way to automatically check for failing hard drives using a script so that ...
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how to know smartd test was successfully completed or not

I am using smartmontools 6 and redhat5.In my smartmontool, smartd dameaon is working fine that means logs at the location of /opt/smarttool/logs changes at every 30 minute. logs file name are: ...
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SmartMonTools: How can I know if there is any smartctl test running on my hard disk?

I am testing a hard disk with SmartMonTools. Hard disk status prior to the testings (only one short test performed days ago): $ sudo smartctl -l selftest /dev/sda smartctl 6.2 2013-07-26 r3841 [...
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Cannot get smartctl working

On my debian wheezy server I use a software raid 1 with two harddisks dev/sda3 and dev/sdb3 connected into dev/md2: mdadm --detail /dev/md2 Number Major Minor RaidDevice State 0 8 ...
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logwatch shows wrong temperature

I am using the logwatch application and I note that the smartd deamon return wrong information: the temperature is not displayed in Celsius degree ! Is it a smartd problem or a logwatch problem ? Is ...
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Properly power down SSD during shutdown

I recently got a Samsung SSD. I have debian wheezy installed on it. I carry it around in a USB enclosure and boot both my work and home computers from it. How can I ensure that the system properly ...
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Setting up smartmontools

I recently built a small server running lubuntu and decided it would be wise to setup smartmontools in order to monitor the drive health. SMART seems to be built into lubuntu in gnome-disks, however, ...
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Access or recover files from Apple hdd with bad S.M.A.R.T. and 05-reallocating sector bad

I have a Macintosh HD (hfsPlus) [/dev/sdc2 on /media/ubuntu/Macintosh HD type hfsplus(ro,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks2)] WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdc'! The util fdisk ...
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SMART extended offline test validity

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!
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Current pending sector count error

Recently my hard disk show some error message in SMART utility, I have taken a screenshot from error messages. That's something like : Current pending sector count error && Relocated sector ...
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Understanding smartctl output for a CF card

I'm testing SMART support on some Compact Flash cards. After running smartctl -A on my card I'm getting the output below (also available here: http://pastebin.com/BX8GcLCX). The UPDATED column says ...
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Monitor disk health using smartd (in smartmontools) on a high availability software RAID 1 server

I have a server with three identical SATA/600 3TB drives: /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, /dev/sdc. The drives are partitioned, using GPT with three partitions each: 1 MB: Reserved partition for boot loader 1 GB:...
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smartd custom logfile on systemd + journald based system

An excerpt from smartd manpage reads: -l FACILITY, --logfacility=FACILITY Uses syslog facility FACILITY to log the messages from smartd. Here FACILITY is one of local0, local1, ..., local7, or ...
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How to get smartd to ignore an HDD?

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 ...
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Linux - Repairing bad blocks on a RAID1 array with GPT

The tl;dr: how would I go about fixing a bad block on 1 disk in a RAID1 array? But please read this whole thing for what I've tried already and possible errors in my methods. I've tried to be as ...
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smartctl: suspend read-scan the remainder of the disk

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 (...