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Old 09-28-2006, 01:38 PM   #1
Machiaveli
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smartctl output


I need to replace a couple of Seagate 120Gb drives in my Slackware server since they are driving me crazy with a high-pitched noise. I installed smartctl a couple of months ago and have been running it with (and only with)
Code:
smartctl -a /dev/hdX
and the output bothers me. I have not done any other tests, short or long. I'm afraid I might screw up and end with corrupted data.

The whole output for hdb (the most bashed drive)
Code:
smartctl version 5.36 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-6 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family:     Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 and 7200.7 Plus family
Device Model:     ST3120026A
Serial Number:    3JT0NFZA
Firmware Version: 3.06
User Capacity:    120,034,123,776 bytes
Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is:   6
ATA Standard is:  ATA/ATAPI-6 T13 1410D revision 2
Local Time is:    Sat Sep 23 23:05:38 2006 CEST
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status:  (0x82)	Offline data collection activity
					was completed without error.
					Auto Offline Data Collection: Enabled.
Self-test execution status:      (   0)	The previous self-test routine completed
					without error or no self-test has ever 
					been run.
Total time to complete Offline 
data collection: 		 ( 430) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities: 			 (0x5b) SMART execute Offline immediate.
					Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
					Suspend Offline collection upon new
					command.
					Offline surface scan supported.
					Self-test supported.
					No Conveyance Self-test supported.
					Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities:            (0x0003)	Saves SMART data before entering
					power-saving mode.
					Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability:        (0x01)	Error logging supported.
					No General Purpose Logging support.
Short self-test routine 
recommended polling time: 	 (   1) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time: 	 (  85) minutes.

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x000f   056   052   006    Pre-fail  Always       -       228652792
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0003   096   096   000    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age   Always       -       2
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   100   100   036    Pre-fail  Always       -       8
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x000f   078   060   030    Pre-fail  Always       -       64387149
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   074   074   000    Old_age   Always       -       23015
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0013   100   100   097    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age   Always       -       61
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   042   050   000    Old_age   Always       -       42
195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered  0x001a   056   052   000    Old_age   Always       -       228652792
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0010   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x003e   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate   0x0000   100   253   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
202 TA_Increase_Count       0x0032   100   253   000    Old_age   Always       -       0

SMART Error Log Version: 1
No Errors Logged

SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
No self-tests have been logged.  [To run self-tests, use: smartctl -t]


SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
 SPAN  MIN_LBA  MAX_LBA  CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
    1        0        0  Not_testing
    2        0        0  Not_testing
    3        0        0  Not_testing
    4        0        0  Not_testing
    5        0        0  Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
  After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.
How bad is the output above?

I bought myself a Samsung 250Gb drive today and I experimented with Knoppix to set up a host that could backup my data from the server to my shiny new Samsung drive. I had just partitioned the drive, and formated it to use ext2 when I decided to run the smartctl on that drive. To my surprise I had something like a RAW_VALUE of 16 000 on Hardware_ECC_Recovered on that one. I decided to run
Code:
smartctl -t long /dev/hdc
But I had to abort since I couldn't wait for almost 1 hours and when I ran
Code:
smartctl -a /dev/hdc
The value for Hardware_ECC_Recovered had climbed to about 1 000 000..

So, should I be worried?
 
Old 09-28-2006, 03:21 PM   #2
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No, don't be worried. Hard drives actually have a lot of errors internally during normal operation. This is automatically fixed by the Hardware ECC.

You want to look at things like Reallocated_Sector_Ct, which is caused by sectors on the drive becoming bad/unusable.

I also keep an eye on Temperature_Celsius to make sure my drives don't overheat.

To be absolutely sure, you'll want to run a long test on each of the drives and wait for it to complete.
 
Old 09-29-2006, 01:06 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by i_grok
No, don't be worried. Hard drives actually have a lot of errors internally during normal operation. This is automatically fixed by the Hardware ECC.

You want to look at things like Reallocated_Sector_Ct, which is caused by sectors on the drive becoming bad/unusable.

I also keep an eye on Temperature_Celsius to make sure my drives don't overheat.

To be absolutely sure, you'll want to run a long test on each of the drives and wait for it to complete.
Thanks for your reply!

Lucky me, it's the bootdrive that's making all these wonderful noises, not any of my Seagate drives.. It's an old IBM 10Gb drive. Now I just need to figure out how I can create an image from the whining drive before it gives up on me all together. Guess I'll be trying out G4L very soon.

Again, thanks for your reply!
 
  


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