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SMART tests show rapidly oscillating Hardware ECC Recovered value

I have been subjected to an unholy amount of pain from my desktop tonight, including the near-loss of data due to corruption (in the /tmp directory !?) on one disk and erratic behavior from the other ...
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How to avoid excessive hard disk load cycles

Some years ago there was a lively discussion about Ubuntu reducing the hard disk lifespan by operating the hard disk in an aggressive power saving mode on default, which causes an excessive number of ...
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How to fix disk that is likely to fail soon? [duplicate]

Can I repair my hard disk? I am a beginner with Ubuntu and I don't know how I can fix my hard drive or if it can be repaired.
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S.M.A.R.T. test reports defect, can I re-initialise the drive?

On my server I have a 4 disk RAID-5 configuration. One of the drives fails the S.M.A.R.T. test. The array has not yet been declared as degraded but the disk shows up as needing replacement. I don't ...
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SMART status - Disk failure is imminent [Reallocated Sector Count Failing]

As the title suggests, I'm in a bit of a pickle. Screenshot of SMART Data: I have installed GParted but I have no idea how to use it. Screenshot of my partitions in GParted: Could someone ...
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Difference between SMART reallocated sectors and bad sectors

After my 7-month old kicked my wife's laptop off the sofa, I've been in data recovery mode. Data now recovered, laptop is old and is basically on the verge of being binned. I decided to try and use ...
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end_request i/o error, dev sdc sector xxxx - SSD crash?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and it seems like my SSD is failing on me. After an arbitrary amount of time the disk just prints end_request i/o error, dev sdc sector xxx when I enter a command like ls or ...
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SMART support is available but goes back to Disabled on restart

I've smartmontools installed on my ubuntu server. HDD is smart capable: sudo smartctl -i /dev/sda === START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Model Family: Western Digital Scorpio Blue Serial ATA ...
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How to reset SMART results

How can I reset the SMART results so it does not register previous results. My reason is that I was testing the hard drives closed together on a closed case. This made one of the HDD fail the Airflow ...
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Is my HDD going to fail?

I recently ran the GSmartControl utility and got back this report. I'm very worried, does this mean my HDD is about to fail? http://paste.ubuntu.com/5811763/
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How to find out how many hours a drive has been used?

How can I check how many hours a drive has been used for? I looked in Drive Utility but I didn't see it in the smart data. Is there a better way or program for this? Thanks
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I have 4029 bad sectors. Should I worry?

My SATA drive is from 2009 and has been under some circumstances where it's not "Pleasant" for the drive, such as blackouts (lots of them). On Ubuntu 12.04 SMART reported 4029 bad sectors. I often do ...
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Assessment is “failing” under id 5, Reallocated Sector Count, whose value comes out to be 561 sectors

I repeatedly receive a message from Disk Utility on screen, which says "A Hard Disk is reporting health problems." On clicking the Examine button, I am taken towards a window,which says Disk failure ...
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Why is my HDD going back from standy?

My hard drives, connected to Ubuntu server are producing the following log every exactly 5 minutes. Nov 1 14:10:50 localhost kernel: [ 1602.884936] ata2.00: hard resetting link Nov 1 14:10:51 ...
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SMART Status Data Interpretation - Disk Utility

Last week my external harddisk (Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB in a custom enclosure) showed signs of failure (Disk Utility SMART Pre-failure status - several bad sectors) and I decided to change it. I ...
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Contradictory information about HDD

From couple of days my HDD works slow. So i test my HDD using disk utility. It shows i have 1352 bad blocks. SMART test says HDD health is good but shows a error "Reallocated Sector Count". So i ...
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SMART status:— DISK FAILURE IS IMMINENT

I want to run the check file system tool, but for that I need to unmount the volume, I have just one partition, should I go ahead with unmount and repair. I am new to Ubuntu, so please help.(Image)
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What to do if Disk Utility shows bad sectors pending in SMART?

I have 12.04 32bit installed on my hard drive. Ubuntu is the only OS. I recently installed it after getting rid of Windows 7. When I run Disk Utility under SMART Status it says "disk has a few bad ...
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Checking HD SMART status on a fresh install

On a fresh install of 12.04 what is the best/easiest way to see the SMART status of the hard-drive? Previous ubuntu versions had a nice preinstalled GUI to do so, but I cannot seem to find it ...
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Are these sata errors dangerous?

I'm getting these errors ramdomly, and I don't know if its normal or not. [39441.061856] ata3.00: failed to read SCR 1 (Emask=0x40) [39441.061866] ata3.01: failed to read SCR 1 (Emask=0x40) ...
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Is my hard disk doomed?

My computer shut down suddenly and refuses to boot now. I started it with an Ubuntu Live CD and it reported that a hard disk failure is imminent. The error reported by SMART: Reallocated Sector ...
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How to disable S.M.A.R.T. check for single drive?

I have external RAID array which do not support S.M.A.R.T. well and Ubuntu annoys me constantly with random warning about drive being bad, which it is not. I would like to disable S.M.A.R.T. test just ...
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Is Disk Utility reliable?

I'm using ubuntu 11.04. Disk utility is reporting I have a bad sector on my hard drive. Is this reliable? I'm skeptical that it's reporting accurately because When I googled "ubuntu disk utility ...
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How can I check the health of my hard drive?

I had a bad experience on an old Dell computer where shortly after installing Ubuntu on it, the hard drive failed due to excessive loading/unloading cycles. What is the best way to check the health of ...
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How Do I interpret HDD S.M.A.R.T Results?

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 ...
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Hard disk failure error on SMART status. how can i fix it?

i am running ubuntu on my pc. i am receiving hard disk failure error on SMART status. how can i fix it? thanks.
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Do I need to replace my hard disk?

Whenever I start my computer Ubuntu pops up the following error: A hard disk may be failing one or more hard disk report health problems A friend of mine ran some test and it was found that my hard ...
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System locking up with suspicious messages about hard disk

My system has started behaving strangely, intermittently locking up. I see messages like the following in syslog: Nov 18 22:22:00 claypool kernel: [ 3428.078156] ata3.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 ...