[svlug] HD SMART question

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Mon May 18 14:03:08 PDT 2009


On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 12:10:27PM -0400, David Rosenstrauch wrote:

> And lo and behold, it 
> looks like the drive is showing a load of smart errors in the "raw read 
> error rate" and the "seek error rate" - and that they're increasing! 
> Although self-tests appear to show no errors.

Do not adjust your TV set. It's normal to have these 'errors', the
drive recovers from them. What you care about are errors which are not
recoverable, or having enough retries that the disk runs slow.

Here's the system disk on my desktop, same model as yours, it's 21
months old:

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x000f   117   088   006    Pre-fail  Always       -       127001924
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0003   097   093   000    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age   Always       -       30
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   100   100   036    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x000f   084   060   030    Pre-fail  Always       -       256896747
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   083   083   000    Old_age   Always       -       14905
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0013   100   100   097    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age   Always       -       30
187 Reported_Uncorrect      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
189 High_Fly_Writes         0x003a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022   064   049   045    Old_age   Always       -       36 (Lifetime Min/Max 34/42)
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   036   051   000    Old_age   Always       -       36 (0 21 0 0)
195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered  0x001a   059   057   000    Old_age   Always       -       182198960
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0010   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x003e   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate   0x0000   100   253   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
202 TA_Increase_Count       0x0032   100   253   000    Old_age   Always       -       0





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