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Re: [opensuse] another WD Green AV-GP HD failure [solved]
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2017 15:36:45 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.2.21.1711061532060.22882@Telcontar.valinor>
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On Monday, 2017-11-06 at 10:17 +0200, Dave Plater wrote:
On 06/11/2017 06:51, Felix Miata wrote:



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.

No, that is not so.
SMART runs directly on the hard disk, not on the computer. It does not depend at all on the computer.

The computer job is solely to read the collected data and display it.
A daemon may collect that data and put a big warning to the administrator.

The computer may request testing to be done, but the test runs entirely on the hard disk using its own CPU, and the results are stored on the disk, again without using the host CPU at all. At some point in time, the host computer may read the collected data.


- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from openSUSE 42.2 x86_64 "Malachite" at Telcontar)

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