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Old 10-16-2010, 10:32 AM   #1
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is my harddisk dying?


This is a block of dmesg:

Code:
ata4.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x7 SErr 0x0 action 0x0
ata4.00: irq_stat 0x40000008
ata4.00: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED
ata4.00: cmd 60/08:10:47:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 tag 2 ncq 4096 in
         res 41/40:00:48:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 Emask 0x409 (media error) <F>
ata4.00: status: { DRDY ERR }
ata4.00: error: { UNC }
ata4.00: configured for UDMA/133
ata4: EH complete
ata4.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x7 SErr 0x0 action 0x0
ata4.00: irq_stat 0x40000008
ata4.00: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED
ata4.00: cmd 60/08:00:47:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 tag 0 ncq 4096 in
         res 41/40:00:48:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 Emask 0x409 (media error) <F>
ata4.00: status: { DRDY ERR }
ata4.00: error: { UNC }
ata4.00: configured for UDMA/133
ata4: EH complete
ata4.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x7 SErr 0x0 action 0x0
ata4.00: irq_stat 0x40000008
ata4.00: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED
ata4.00: cmd 60/08:10:47:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 tag 2 ncq 4096 in
         res 41/40:00:48:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 Emask 0x409 (media error) <F>
ata4.00: status: { DRDY ERR }
ata4.00: error: { UNC }
ata4.00: configured for UDMA/133
ata4: EH complete
ata4.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x7 SErr 0x0 action 0x0
ata4.00: irq_stat 0x40000008
ata4.00: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED
ata4.00: cmd 60/08:00:47:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 tag 0 ncq 4096 in
         res 41/40:00:48:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 Emask 0x409 (media error) <F>
ata4.00: status: { DRDY ERR }
ata4.00: error: { UNC }
ata4.00: configured for UDMA/133
ata4: EH complete
ata4.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x7 SErr 0x0 action 0x0
ata4.00: irq_stat 0x40000008
ata4.00: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED
ata4.00: cmd 60/08:10:47:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 tag 2 ncq 4096 in
         res 41/40:00:48:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 Emask 0x409 (media error) <F>
ata4.00: status: { DRDY ERR }
ata4.00: error: { UNC }
ata4.00: configured for UDMA/133
ata4: EH complete
ata4.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x7 SErr 0x0 action 0x0
ata4.00: irq_stat 0x40000008
ata4.00: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED
ata4.00: cmd 60/08:00:47:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 tag 0 ncq 4096 in
         res 41/40:00:48:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 Emask 0x409 (media error) <F>
ata4.00: status: { DRDY ERR }
ata4.00: error: { UNC }
ata4.00: configured for UDMA/133
sd 3:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled sense code
sd 3:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=0x00 driverbyte=0x08
sd 3:0:0:0: [sda] Sense Key : 0x3 [current] [descriptor]
Descriptor sense data with sense descriptors (in hex):
        72 03 11 04 00 00 00 0c 00 0a 80 00 00 00 00 00 
        09 85 97 48 
sd 3:0:0:0: [sda] ASC=0x11 ASCQ=0x4
sd 3:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: cdb[0]=0x28: 28 00 09 85 97 47 00 00 08 00
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 159749960
Buffer I/O error on device sda1, logical block 159749897
Buffer I/O error on device sda1, logical block 159749898
Buffer I/O error on device sda1, logical block 159749899
Buffer I/O error on device sda1, logical block 159749900
Buffer I/O error on device sda1, logical block 159749901
Buffer I/O error on device sda1, logical block 159749902
Buffer I/O error on device sda1, logical block 159749903
ata4: EH complete
ata4.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x1 SErr 0x0 action 0x0
ata4.00: irq_stat 0x40000008
ata4.00: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED
ata4.00: cmd 60/07:00:48:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 tag 0 ncq 3584 in
         res 41/40:00:48:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 Emask 0x409 (media error) <F>
ata4.00: status: { DRDY ERR }
ata4.00: error: { UNC }
ata4.00: configured for UDMA/133
ata4: EH complete
ata4.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x1 SErr 0x0 action 0x0
ata4.00: irq_stat 0x40000008
ata4.00: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED
ata4.00: cmd 60/07:00:48:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 tag 0 ncq 3584 in
         res 41/40:00:48:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 Emask 0x409 (media error) <F>
ata4.00: status: { DRDY ERR }
ata4.00: error: { UNC }
ata4.00: configured for UDMA/133
ata4: EH complete
ata4.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x1 SErr 0x0 action 0x0
ata4.00: irq_stat 0x40000008
ata4.00: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED
ata4.00: cmd 60/07:00:48:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 tag 0 ncq 3584 in
         res 41/40:00:48:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 Emask 0x409 (media error) <F>
ata4.00: status: { DRDY ERR }
ata4.00: error: { UNC }
ata4.00: configured for UDMA/133
ata4: EH complete
ata4.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x1 SErr 0x0 action 0x0
ata4.00: irq_stat 0x40000008
ata4.00: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED
ata4.00: cmd 60/07:00:48:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 tag 0 ncq 3584 in
         res 41/40:00:48:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 Emask 0x409 (media error) <F>
ata4.00: status: { DRDY ERR }
ata4.00: error: { UNC }
ata4.00: configured for UDMA/133
ata4: EH complete
ata4.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x1 SErr 0x0 action 0x0
ata4.00: irq_stat 0x40000008
ata4.00: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED
ata4.00: cmd 60/07:00:48:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 tag 0 ncq 3584 in
         res 41/40:00:48:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 Emask 0x409 (media error) <F>
ata4.00: status: { DRDY ERR }
ata4.00: error: { UNC }
ata4.00: configured for UDMA/133
ata4: EH complete
ata4.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x1 SErr 0x0 action 0x0
ata4.00: irq_stat 0x40000008
ata4.00: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED
ata4.00: cmd 60/07:00:48:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 tag 0 ncq 3584 in
         res 41/40:00:48:97:85/00:00:09:00:00/40 Emask 0x409 (media error) <F>
ata4.00: status: { DRDY ERR }
ata4.00: error: { UNC }
ata4.00: configured for UDMA/133
sd 3:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled sense code
sd 3:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=0x00 driverbyte=0x08
sd 3:0:0:0: [sda] Sense Key : 0x3 [current] [descriptor]
Descriptor sense data with sense descriptors (in hex):
        72 03 11 04 00 00 00 0c 00 0a 80 00 00 00 00 00 
        09 85 97 48 
sd 3:0:0:0: [sda] ASC=0x11 ASCQ=0x4
sd 3:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: cdb[0]=0x28: 28 00 09 85 97 48 00 00 07 00
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 159749960
Buffer I/O error on device sda1, logical block 159749897
Buffer I/O error on device sda1, logical block 159749898
Buffer I/O error on device sda1, logical block 159749899
Buffer I/O error on device sda1, logical block 159749900
Buffer I/O error on device sda1, logical block 159749901
Buffer I/O error on device sda1, logical block 159749902
Buffer I/O error on device sda1, logical block 159749903
ata4: EH complete
 
Old 10-16-2010, 10:52 AM   #2
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It looks it does. What SMART says? (smartctl [Dev Name]). And is your harddisk securely placed? Small vibrations may cause reading instabilities but that's really unlikely. Back up your data. How old is the harddisk?.
 
Old 10-16-2010, 11:34 AM   #3
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My harddisk is well placed. And I have tried to replace the cable without help. I bought this new harddisk about 4 months ago.

here is the result of smartctl --all /dev/sda

Code:
smartctl 5.39.1 2010-01-28 r3054 [i486-slackware-linux-gnu] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-10 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Device Model:     WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1
Serial Number:    WD-WCAV57518085
Firmware Version: 80.00A80
User Capacity:    1,000,204,886,016 bytes
Device is:        Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall]
ATA Version is:   8
ATA Standard is:  Exact ATA specification draft version not indicated
Local Time is:    Sat Oct 16 23:24:41 2010 CST
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:  (0x84)	Offline data collection activity
					was suspended by an interrupting command from host.
					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: 		 (18960) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities: 			 (0x7b) SMART execute Offline immediate.
					Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
					Suspend Offline collection upon new
					command.
					Offline surface scan supported.
					Self-test supported.
					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.
					General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine 
recommended polling time: 	 (   2) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time: 	 ( 219) minutes.
Conveyance self-test routine
recommended polling time: 	 (   5) minutes.
SCT capabilities: 	       (0x3031)	SCT Status supported.
					SCT Feature Control supported.
					SCT Data Table supported.

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x002f   200   200   051    Pre-fail  Always       -       1951
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0027   129   127   021    Pre-fail  Always       -       6550
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       548
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   200   200   140    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x002e   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   097   097   000    Old_age   Always       -       2536
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
 11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       544
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       75
193 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0032   154   154   000    Old_age   Always       -       139120
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   111   096   000    Old_age   Always       -       36
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0032   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       80
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0030   200   200   000    Old_age   Offline      -       127
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x0032   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate   0x0008   200   200   000    Old_age   Offline      -       156

SMART Error Log Version: 1
No Errors Logged

SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
Num  Test_Description    Status                  Remaining  LifeTime(hours)  LBA_of_first_error
# 1  Conveyance offline  Completed without error       00%      1818         -
# 2  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      1798         -

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.
 
Old 10-16-2010, 12:00 PM   #4
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Now, you have 127 bad sectors and 80 sectors suspected to be damaged. It's time to seriously think about a full backup and buying a new hard drive. Sorry!
 
Old 10-16-2010, 12:22 PM   #5
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Now, you have 127 bad sectors and 80 sectors suspected to be damaged. It's time to seriously think about a full backup and buying a new hard drive. Sorry!
And do it quickly. HDDs dies in radom intervals. It can go kaput at any given time now. Don't loose any time.
 
Old 10-16-2010, 01:31 PM   #6
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Try a smartctl long test: 'smartctl -t long /dev/sda'
 
Old 10-16-2010, 08:56 PM   #7
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Thanks for pointing out. This is really horrible considering that it is a new hard disk.

I ran a a smartctl long test: 'smartctl -t long /dev/sda', but do not know where to collect the output/result.
 
Old 10-16-2010, 09:13 PM   #8
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Just do a dump of "smartctl --all /dev/sda" for our eyes pleasure.

BTW, the long test don't fix anything and will abort on first problem. Consider to buy a new hard drive quickly.
 
Old 10-16-2010, 09:15 PM   #9
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Just get another drive. These daze they are chump change.
 
Old 10-17-2010, 05:21 AM   #10
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Thanks for everyone. I have bought another harddisk.
 
Old 10-17-2010, 06:13 AM   #11
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Thanks for everyone. I have bought another harddisk.
Was the original HDD in the guarantee? They may give you a nice disk.
 
Old 10-17-2010, 06:30 AM   #12
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Yes, I think so. I bought the old one in March 2010. Then I will have an extra harddisk for backup purpose. thanks a lot.
 
Old 10-17-2010, 07:29 AM   #13
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I would have used spinrite on it and see if it can sort it out... ! Google for the free one.
 
  


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