My laptop has recently started to become a bit unreliable, and for some reason I started to suspect that my HDD was starting to fail. After a bit of hunting on the internet, I found Ubuntu's Disk Utility in the System menu and ran the long SMART diagnostics from this.
However, since the documentation for Disk Utility is very poor (
palimpsest?), I'm not sure how to interpret the results:
For example, the Read Error Rate is over 50 million (!), yet the Assessment is rated "Good".
So would someone mind explaining to me how to interpret the results of these tests (especially the Normalized, Worst, Threshold and Value numbers)? And maybe tell me what they think of the results I got for my HDD? (Thanks)