[svlug] HD SMART question

David Rosenstrauch darose at darose.net
Mon May 18 14:06:54 PDT 2009

Greg Lindahl wrote:
> 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:

Yep, someone else responded similarly.  Apparently these readings are 
normal for Seagate drives.

I guess I'm just a bit paranoid after having to RMA two of them.



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