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Re: [opensuse] another WD Green AV-GP HD failure [solved]

On 06/11/2017 10:44, Felix Miata wrote:
Dave Plater composed on 2017-11-06 10:17 (UTC+0200):

Just a thought, your device doesn't use smart on the disk but smart
settings stay across resets and power cycles. Maybe if you enable smart
via smartctl the disk might take better care of itself.

Is that not how WD ships? This is from before I actually installed it:

You've never done a smartctl -t long ? That's an offline surface scan.
hdparm say's smart is enabled, does it give reports in journalctl/log?
Interesting difference between WD and seagate, my wd doesn't have this neither does yours but my seagate has "Hardware_ECC_Recovered" just below temperature.

Note that the DVDR keeps the disk actively recording most of the time it's
powered up. Would that affect Smart being able to take care of itself?

AFAIR it used to be a bios option for smart to be enabled, my daughter's Vista system's 150G seagate developed problems and after putting it in my linux system I found smart disabled, I enabled it, also in bios and did a long internal test, which it passed and it worked again in her system.
A brand new 1gig WD Elements usb 3 hard drive I bought didn't have smart enabled in fact it wasn't recognized by smartctl before I used a command (I found in the man page and have since forgotten) to enable smart, now it works like a normal disk with smartctl.

Dave P

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