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Re: [opensuse] Hard disk weirdness on an ancient laptop
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2013 01:49:30 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.1308180142500.8164@Telcontar.valinor>
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On Saturday, 2013-08-17 at 16:20 -0700, John Andersen wrote:
On 8/17/2013 4:07 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:

Hum... that could be right, seconds :-?
Five hours sounds correct. But other values are also wrong:


4 Start_Stop_Count 0x0012 094 094 000 Old_age Always
- 10256
12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always
- 455
193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0012 099 099 000 Old_age Always
- 10908


SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
Num Test_Description Status Remaining LifeTime(hours)
LBA_of_first_error
# 1 Extended offline Completed without error 00% 19424 -


The -v command applies to a specific variable printed, so setting
seconds/minutes for v9 would ONLY correct
attribute 9, not the others as well.

I know. But all parameters need correction.


By leaving it on for a couple hours, you could deduce what the units should be
set to
in the -v parameter.

I was already running that test, look:

AmonLanc:~ # ( smartctl -A /dev/sda | grep Power_On_Hours ) ; sleep 3600 ; (
smartctl -A /dev/sda | grep Power_On_Hours )
9 Power_On_Hours 0x0012 056 056 000 Old_age Always
- 19425
9 Power_On_Hours 0x0012 056 056 000 Old_age Always
- 19426
AmonLanc:~ #

1 unit increase per hour. It looks like hours with an offset.



Still assuming it should be minutes (because it is a Hitachi), 323+ hours
sounds like a
disk that was returned after 12-15 days of use, and not a totally new disk.
I might live with that. But I'd still question my supplier.

Indeed. But the plastic envelope (the antistatic kind) was sealed.

Power cycle count of 455 seems a bit high for any factory test regimen.

Factory testing might be 5 hours but its not going to be 300 hours.

It matches the setting as seconds. Some time at factory, plus the time I installed openSUSE and decided to run the test. Still, 5 hours might be too low.

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

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