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Re: [opensuse] Interpretation please
On 23/09/14 00:08, David Haller wrote:

On Mon, 01 Sep 2014, Basil Chupin wrote:
I just ran smartctl on my 2 drives, sda and sdb, with the following
results. Could someone please interpret these results and tell me if
there is cause for worry.
As these are Seagates ...


1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x000f 117 099 006 Pre-fail
Always - 130073028
This seems to be normal for those drives.

sdb might have a mechanical/mounting problem, manifested in those high
seek errors... It might be as easy to fix as to loosen the screws,
realign the disk horizontally/vertically, and retighten the screws ;)
Have an eye on that value, but don't mind yet.

But: I've had one newer 3T Seagate (not of Samsung descent, I think)
those disks recently, with similar SMART-values jump from such as
above to >12k bad sectors (realloced / pending / uncorrectable)
overnight. Several 1.5T disks (same age as yours) developed just a
few sectors (e.g. 6), nothing dramatic, most Windows users will never
notice stuff like that ;) I've had a Laptop to switch out the drive,
and it had >1k realloced sectors and the user never noticed (but
probably some files may be damaged, but migration went fine, so it
hopefully just were some system-files ...

Thanks for the comments, David.

See my previous response to Carlos where I mention that the response I got from Seagate Support indicates that I have nothing to worry about but they do suggest that I run their SeaTools to confirm the S.M.A.R.T. results.


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