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Are SMART offline data collection and offline attributes obsolete?

TLDR; I tried to understand the difference between SMART Offline and Always attributes, and thus to understand what SMART offline data collection is, and if I should enable it on my HDDs. ...
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SMART error (CurrentPendingSector) and (OfflineUncorrectableSector)

I have been receiving the following error messages every day for several months now, and I do not know how to stop receiving these messages. CurrentPendingSector This message was generated by the ...
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How can I view the smart logs for an NVMe disk in Linux when smartclt is showing there are errors?

My daily driver (Debian Bookworm RC3 + KDE Plasma) is configured to send me emails containing error notifications. Today, I received the following email: This message was generated by the smartd ...
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Does my disk support SMART?

I'm confused about this smartctl output. It says SMART status is not supported, but then it says it PASSED. # sudo smartctl -H -d megaraid,24 /dev/sdb smartctl 7.0 2018-12-30 r4883 [x86_64-linux-3.10....
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Which hard drive failed SMART ? Synology NAS

I had 2 x 4TB Red Pro drives in a Sinology NAS. One of them was reported as failing (couple of years ago) by Synology. I believe it was a SMART failure. So I pulled out both drives bought a new one ...
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SSD's SMART Status not supported behind DELL PERC H730 Mini controller

I would like to output the temperature for each of my drives (NVME, SATA, SAS) in my Dell R630, but it couldn't show my SATA Samsung SSD 870 EVO 250GB (/dev/sdc)'s temperature, which is behind DELL ...
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smartmontools: Should I replace my SSHD?

Today, when I was watching a video in Firefox, suddenly the following window pupped up: Or the Output from GSmartContol: smartctl 7.1 2019-12-30 r5022 [x86_64-linux-4.19.0-22-amd64] (local build) ...
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smartd output to screen, not email

I'm trying to get smartd working; it is determined that messages will be sent via email via 'mail' which I've never used. But I recall that a few years ago I had smartd sending it's warnings directly ...
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Why smartd need database?

Do smartd need the database? or smartctl needs the database? I saw smart tool github keep updating database: https://github.com/smartmontools/smartmontools/labels/drivedb In my understanding, smartd ...
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NVMe errors diagnostics

I would like to understand why I get the below mails about S.M.A.R.T. of my new NVMe drive. DMESG $ dmesg --ctime | grep -i nvm [Mon Aug 8 10:48:31 2022] nvme nvme0: pci function 0000:3d:00.0 [Mon ...
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Prometheus DiskTooManyReallocatedSectors

I have Prometheus Alert Manager running on several linux machines. (https://prometheus.io/docs/alerting/latest/alertmanager/) One of them is reporting 2 reallocated sectors. I got the setup-alert from ...
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Deciphering smartctl results

I'm trying to use an internal 2.5" HDD to serve as my external storage media and for backups. This HDD had been previously on a Windows machine for a long time before some of my files became ...
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Linux on Marvell 88SE9230. How to get stats?

I use Marvell 88SE9230 controller on my home Linux server. HP does have utility to setup raid and get some stats. But I'm wondering how to get any status from a Linux system. Quick googling shows only ...
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Linux-image generates samsung nvme errors

After upgrade from kernel 5.10 to 5.14 and now to 5.15.3. There are errors increased in smart after every boot in Samsung 970 Evo nvme disk (and most likely others Samsung's nvmes) like this one: ...
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How did my disk change from "One bad sector" to "Disk OK"?

For a long time, SMART data told me: Now, I got this: So my question is: What happened to that bad sector? How did it "go away" seemingly in its own?
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Best practices to enable SMART disk notifications on a Linux workstation?

I enabled SMART notifications on my laptop running Debian. Basically I just want to get a notification pop up when something goes wrong on a disk. I don't want to get an email, I think a notification ...
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Hardware_ECC_Recovered is high in new hard drive, Other values are zero, Is this a bad drive?

I have done full write and read on this new hard drive and then run smart long test. This is a 3.5 inch 4T hard drive. Some of the results: === START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Model Family: ...
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SMART test failed, but all attributes is OK

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?
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Are there any tools available to store SMART data over time?

I'd like to start storing the SMART data over time and see any trends based on disk ID/serial number. Something that would let me, for example just get the smart information from disks once a day and ...
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When was smartctl last run?

I use smartctl -t long to execute full surface test on a drive, it automatically closes then the test is run in background. Then I use smartctl -H to view the result. But it doesn't say how long ago ...
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SSD stuck on read-only mode

I bought a second hand SSD. I made tests before buying it. When I got the disc, I ran its tests. I did low scan with HDTune. There was no error. The writing speed was also fine. I trusted and bought ...
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Can I determine the real lifetime with “Error occurred at power lifetime: 19132h” and "Power_On_Hours 0h" in smartctl?

I just bought a "new" and very cheap hdd online. I used some kinda usb3.0 hdd box to connect to my PC. By running smartctl, I can see the following outputs 9 Power_On_Hours 0x0012 ...
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How to test a disk that does not support SMART for errors?

I have a Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian) that is booting from a microSD card. Since it's acting as a home server, naturally I want to monitor the microSD card for errors. Unfortunately though, microSD ...
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smartd, long tests, short tests and logs

Is there a way to tell smartd to say run smartd long test once a week, say Sunday and run small tests every half and hour or a hour, dunno what is good practise but going with this at the moment. I ...
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Smartctl utility giving uncorrectable and unreadable sectors error on HDD

I keep receiving mails from smartctl related to unreadable and uncorrectable sectors (these are the two errors that I get: Device: /dev/sdb [SAT], 209 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors Device: /...
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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 shows 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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Random EXT4 FS errors

I'm having a wired problem in my laptop. It works fine but almost every hour the screen freezes. When I force the shutdown and start it again, I see problems similar to this: The only solution I ...
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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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