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ext4-fs and system-journald errors in Lenovo x1 extreme gen 1 that persists after fresh installation

I have been using pop os (currently I have the latest version based on Ubuntu 20.04) with my lenovo x1 extreme gen 1 very happily for a while (2-3 years) but recently ran into what is possibly a ssd ...
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What is a good way of automatically checking HDDs health

I just configured a raid5 server setup containing three hdds /dev/sda /dev/sdb /dev/sdc What is a good practice unix way of automatically checking the health of these drives and alerting the admin if ...
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Pick file system for old hard drive

The hard drive of my laptop is a 10 years old fujitsu mhw2160bh pl. The smartctl says the hard drive is as "healthy" as a new hard drive of the same model in 2008 with the same "pre-...
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Replacing old SATA cables. Could the old ones be cause of dmesg errors on HDDs?

Background When I assembled one of my servers with brand new disks WD Red 3TB, I have possibly made grave error in judgement, which was to use one older and one really old SATA (wikipedia) cables. My ...
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Repairing Bad Blocks on Linux RAID5 Array - Used Drives

TL;DR: Are the second-hand drive that I've purchased, safe to use for a copy of my backup NAS? I bought four Western Digital 3TB Red HDDs second-hand and have put them into a spare microserver that I ...
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How to interpret these smartctl results? Possible solutions?

Do I need to dump my SATA hard disk, based on the following smartctl results? I was frequently getting filesystem errors during boot time and even fsck failed to repair it last time. Then I used a ...
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SSD failed command: FLUSH CACHE EXT

I have a fairly new SSD (516 Power on hours according to SMART) which fails to boot. Windows is installed on the SSD which can't boot (since an update) The disk can't written from an Arch Linux USB ...
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Smartctl Message - NVME_IOCTL_ADMIN_CMD: Bad address

I am trying to check certain specifications of a hard drive on a computer with no operating system installed. I am using a Knoppix bootable disk (v8.6.1) to run a bash script with the line smartctl -...
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How to check disks health in Hadoop clusters and Kafka machines

We have many Hadoop clusters. Each datanode holds many disks (between 10 and 20). All disks are used for HDFS. We use well-known tools like smartctl to check the disks. We want to know if there is a ...
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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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Problems with result in smartctl

My new external hdd started making some strange sounds when in passive mode. Decided to check it with smartctl and received this result: $ sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda1 smartctl 6.6 2016-05-31 r4324 [...
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File system errors. Is my hard disk failing? Or this error is because of me?

My machine is Dell 7559 i5 with a GTX960m graphics card. I have a problem when I install GNU/Linux (any distribution) on my machine, after some days it crashes and has file system errors. I ...
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SmartMonTools: SMART Self-test log structure Status Completed: read failure

I am running a self-test using smartctl -t The output as shown in smartctl -a is the following. Does this mean my disc is broken, or is there still hope? I am aiming to recover some data from one ...
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Partition being mounted as read only after copy operations despite healthy disks

I have an ext3 partition that is made from a logical volume. The volume group (8 TB) is made of 3 PVs (1* 4TB, 2* 2TB). The ext3 partition is the only partition from this volume group. I mount this ...
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Cannot chroot due to “Input/output error” - file and disk seem OK

I am trying to repair a non-booted Arch installation after a computer crash during an update (worst of times). However, chroot fails. Tried this: # mount /dev/sdb2 /mnt/arch # cd /mnt/arch # mount -...
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smartctl -a /dev/sda shows errors on brand new SSD

I have just installed brand new SSD into my laptop, and I see smartctl -a /dev/sda is showing errors already SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10 Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with ...
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mdadm RAID5 with bad sectors and bad blocks

I have a 4 disk RAID5 setup with mdadm in Ubuntu 16.04. sdb : good sdc : 8 bad sectors according to SMART, 8 pending, 4 reported errors sdd : bad blocks present according to mdadm --examine sde : ...
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Hard Disk with 8 bad blocks

This is the SMART information about a possibly damaged hard disk of mine: smartctl 6.6 2016-05-31 r4324 [x86_64-linux-4.18.0-15-generic] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-16, Bruce Allen, Christian ...
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How do I modify the smartctl scan list on ubuntu?

I removed 2 external usb drives and replaced them with internal drives via sata cables to the motherboard. And now every day I get 2 emails from smartctl saying that the two external drives are ...
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Recover file list from NTFS formatted (MBR) failing hard drive

My Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim 2TB USB hard disk is not detected on Windows(explorer, disk management, safety remove dialog all crashes when I plug in) but on fedora, it takes 2 minutes to ...
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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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dmesg gave errors blk_update_request: I/O error, dev xxx, sector xxxxxxxxxx

I found errors by performing dmesg, seems like there're something wrong with all of disks. I keep tracking the errors until now. Here're a log from dmesg. [Wed Mar 13 17:12:26 2019] ...
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From the look of smartctl findings, is my SSD dying?

My SSD is getting missed at BIOS sometimes from yesterday. Today morning though, it was completely gone out of the boot menu. I swapped the SATA cable and reconnected the power cable as part of ...
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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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SMART test completes with no failure after failing test previously, without reallocating any sectors?

I had a drive that was failing on it's SMART test in the form of: smartctl -a /dev/sdc: ... # 1 Short offline Completed: read failure 50% 6354 4377408 # 2 Extended offline ...
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smartctl reports overall health test as passed but the tests failed?

Why is SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED being displayed when the two tests done failed? sudo smartctl -a /dev/sdc smartctl 6.6 2018-12-05 r4851 [x86_64-linux-4.14.98] (local ...
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Is it possible to get S.M.A.R.T Monitoring for Debian 9 into Slack?

I've recently set Debian 9 up on a home server and I would like to run some S.M.A.R.T checks against my HDD's and then get alerted if there are any issues. Ideally I'd like the alerts to come into my ...
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smartctl megaraid,N ( how to find the right value for N ? )

we run the smartctl on sdb disk smartctl -a /dev/sdb smartctl 6.2 2013-07-26 r3841 [x86_64-linux-3.10.0-327.el7.x86_64] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-13, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www....
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External HDD failure due to bad blocks

My external HDD failed, I searched on the internet and found that it may have been caused by bad blocks. I therefore ran sudo badblocks -vs -b 4096 -c 64 /dev/sdb1 > ~/Downloads/badsectors.txt in ...
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how to know who is fail when doing ssh with test

Let's say I want to do some test VIA ssh example ssh 18.23.24.2 2>/dev/null "smartctl -a /dev/sdb -q silent" echo $? 1 in that case we get exit code 1 How to know if the problem is about ssh ...
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what is the indications from smartctl that show bad status from disk

when we run the smartctl -a on disk we get a lot of output what is the final status that indicates that disk is bad or good? smartctl -a /dev/sdb smartctl 6.2 2013-07-26 r3841 [x86_64-linux-3.10.0-...
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List features of NVMe drive (like hdparm -I for non-NVME)

With a non-NVMe drive, I can run: # hdparm -I /dev/whatever | grep TRIM Data Set Management TRIM supported (limit 8 block) Deterministic read data after TRIM With a Samsung 960 EVO 1TB NVMe drive (...
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smartctl over USB - on external hdd maxtor m3

any hint to use smartctl on Maxtor M3 2,5" 4TB external HDD? It is listed as supported here: https://www.smartmontools.org/wiki/Supported_USB-Devices I tried these options: sudo smartctl -a /dev/...
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Understanding smartctl and hard-drive errors

I have a raidz2 ZFS pool and my 2 disks started to give I/O error and after that zfs marked them as faulted. click for dmesg log I removed the disks and I ran some test on them. Smartctl says; DISK ...
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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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hard disk high temperature and frequent access while idle

I have bought two WD Gold 4TB and installed debian sid with kde on a single RAID1 partition, md0: # cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [raid1] [linear] [multipath] [raid0] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [...
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Why doesn't ZFS on Linux report a dropped drive?

I found one of my personal file servers had slowed to a crawl. On further examination it turned out that one of the drives in a ZFS pool had stopped responding. I can find no indication of this in any ...
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fix Invalid S.M.A.R.T. checksum

So whenever I run smartctl I always get this error like this for example when running smartctl -l selftest /dev/disk0: === START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION === Warning! SMART Self-Test Log Structure ...
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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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Recovering from an AMNR Hard Drive error (ext4)

I am trying to recover whatever data I can from a bad partition on a hard drive. Unfortunately fsck failed to resolve the issue. The output from mount is as follows: $ sudo mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/ ...
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Hard disk shows '193' bad sectors and makes a repetitive clicking noise

I have a 1 TB hard drive on an old iMac 2011 that recently started making a repetitive clicking noise. It is similar to when CD-ROM tries to read a 'scratched' surface on a CD. Recently, the computer ...
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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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Problem with a new hard drive. It stops working periodically

I have a problem with a new 8 TB (internal) hard drive, used for storing and process large amount of data downloaded from FTP servers. I checked the disk with GSmartControl and everything seemed to be ...
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can we automatically wait the required time for smartmontools/smartctl?

Can we do something like this in a script (preferably zsh): smartctl -t long /dev/sda smartctl -t long /dev/sdb smartctl -t long /dev/sdc [Wait however long smartctl needs] smartctl -H /dev/sda ...
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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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Why are there “skipped” temperature entries in the SCT Temperature History output?

To take a look at the temperature history in on my SSD, I used the smartctl -l scttemphist command. The output says that it is skipping lots of entries. Why is it doing this? I don't think that it ...
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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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udisks SMART / APM stopped working?

I have a laptop with the accursed Western Digital hard drive. I have used SMART to look at Load/Unload cycles (smartctl -a|grep Load). They increase too fast towards the 300,000 lifetime limit. I ...