SMART is a monitoring system built into modern hard-drives which monitors various factors that may affect drive reliability, such as read/write errors, bad sectors, high temperature, etc. When these factors exceed a certain value, SMART can predict that the drive is about to fail, and warns the user ...

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How can I check the SMART status of a drive on Ubuntu 14.04?

How can I check the SMART status of a drive under 14.04? I've seen Checking HD SMART status on a fresh install but it doesn't seem to apply under 14.04.
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How do I get ubuntu for my Android phone? [duplicate]

Can someone please suggest me on how can I replace my android phone os with Ubuntu?
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14.04 - smartmontools daemon failing to start, possible syntax error in smartd.conf?

I'm trying to get daily s.m.a.r.t. checks and emails going on a file server, but every time I try to restart the smartmontools service it fails. Sample line from my smartd.conf, mostly copied ...
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hddtemp and smartctl with usb to sata external hdd

I can use hddtemp to read temperture various usb hdd's using hddtemp sata:/dev/sdX and as well smartctl (GsmartControl as well) does work when I use "-d sat" option. Can I somehow make this a default ...
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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 do I know how much was written to an SSD over its lifetime?

To assess the remaining reliability of my SSD I would like to know how much was written to an SSD over its lifetime. How can I learn this?
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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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Smart DNS Server configuration on my Ubuntu VPS

I need to configure Smart DNS Proxy Server on my Ubuntu VPS so all people can connect to my VPS DNS and watch website content like overplay. I need expert help and detailed steps for how to get ready ...
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Disk failure imminent [duplicate]

I have been using Win7 ubuntu 12.04 dual boot laptop and one day I got Disk failure imminent message in ubuntu.I have been using Win 7 since then for about 2 months now and havent experienced anything ...
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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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Install smartmontools 6.2 on Ubuntu 12.04?

Ubuntu 12.04 provides via apt-get smartmontools (smartctl) 5.41 (released 2011-06-09). The latest version of smartmontools is 6.2 and the package for this is available with 14.04. Is there any ...
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Ubuntu on smart tv

Is there anyway for Ubuntu to run on a Samsung Smart TV? At least on a USB? I personally don't like the smart hub that much and would like to watch cable and browse Ubuntu on my TV.
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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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How to trigger Offline data collection with Smartmontools?

I just purchased a new SSD and I'm trying to figure out how to monitor the expected lifetime of it. When I run sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda it reports ... General SMART Values: Offline data ...
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Pubmed smart scope in 13.10 does not work right

I was happy to see a pubmed scope included in the 13.10 dash. But I feel like Im doing something wrong. For example: If I type "hear failure" in the dash I get a bunch of results. Most of them music, ...
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SMART and RAID on Linux

I am about to move some of my small company services to Ubuntu while still learning it. I'm also about to buy a hardware raid, and a guy reviewing an IBM/LSI controller in this article said, that ...
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Is there a way to install and use smart scopes in 13.04 ?

I would like to try the smart scopes feature because this would be the only reason for me to upgrade to saucy. is there a way to try the feature (the final version used in saucy) in ubuntu 13.04 ? And ...
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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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How to get rid of S.M.A.R.T. warnings that dispay at boot of system, not UBUNTU [closed]

This is what displays right before Windows Boot Manager, I have dual boot: Failure predicted on Hard Disk 2: WDC WD1600BEVT -22ZCT0- (S1) WARNING: Immediately back-up your data and replace your hard ...
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How to get rid of S.M.A.R.T. Warning that displays at boot? [duplicate]

This is what displays right before Windows Boot Manager, I have dual boot: Failure predicted on Hard Disk 2: WDC WD1600BEVT -22ZCT0- (S1) WARNING: Immediately back-up your data and replace your ...
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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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SMART monitoring of landscape machines

I'm using Canonical Landscape, and I wondered if there is a way to be automatically notified if the SMART status of a disk deteriorates. I just noticed by chance that the disks started failing in one ...
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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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Smart Data Self-Test Failed

When I run the Smart Data Self-Test disk utility the result indicates Smart Self Test Failed. Yet when I look at the individual test, they all say OK. Did the test itself fail or did the disk fail ...
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Trying to copy an ext4 partition that has errors on it, to a new disk

I have a linux installation in a 50GB partition, on an old 80GB sata disk that is starting to show some errors in it's SMART status, and also, it's an old slow disk. So I want to copy it to a newer ...
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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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How to enable SMART?

I want to conduct a SMART test on my drive but it was disabled. So, i used sudo smartctl -s on /dev/sda but the result was smartctl 5.41 2011-06-09 r3365 [i686-linux-3.2.0-26-generic] (local ...
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SMART says disk failure is imminent due to bad blocks, what do I need to do?

I have on my hard drive 2 OSes: Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows Vista (I keep it just because of school). Everything was OK on both OSes, but one day on Ubuntu I was getting awkward noises from my notebooks' ...
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External drive hanging, load average through the roof

I have an external USB drive, and I run an hourly rsync to it as a backup. This has been working fine for years. This weekend, I got two new 2Tb internal drives, and decided it was time to ...
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SSD becomes hot, disk failure warning

I have a two weeks old SSD (Kingston SSDnow 64GB). Yesterday, the computer shutdown twice and after rebooting I was bombarded with disk failure warnings. I usually take such warnings serious (and ...
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Reallocated Sector Count - is drive failure really imminent? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if Disk Utility shows bad sectors pending in SMART? I just recently installed Ubuntu (latest version) alongwise my Windows XP. First, after trying the Live ...
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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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Hard Drive Load Cycle Count

Does the load cycle count shown below, using SMART, show the total count of the hard drives lifetime? What is the maximum count? Load_Cycle_Count 0x0032 081 081 000 Old_age Always ...
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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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What should I do when hard “disk failure is imminent”?

I been using this before on back-up, but when I plugged it again, it goes like this, what should I do?
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How do I automatically monitor SMART with external USB drives and warn if necessary?

My External USB drive died, and Ubuntu gave no indication that it there was a problem. It would be useful if the system gave a warning for failing drives, including external USB ones. Is there a way ...
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How do I get Disk Utility to read SMART data from USB drives?

When I plug in a external USB drive and want to check its S.M.A.R.T. status in Disk Utility (palimpsest) I cannot because the option is greyed out. Is there an option somewhere to enable this feature? ...
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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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Is this drive failure or something else?

I have a year-old drive that's giving me trouble. Copying data to it fails after about 8-10GB of transfers. It spontaneously changes to 'read only'. It's properly formatted ext4, I'm the owner. ...
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I dropped my laptop. SMART says there are bad sectors. Can I fix this?

I have Ubuntu and Win7 both installed on my laptop. I was working on Windows when I dropped the laptop from about 3.5feet in air. Ever since, windows is unable to boot. But Ubuntu works just fine. ...
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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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SMART Disk Failure 05 - Reallocated Sector Count: Creating a Partition Ubuntu 12.04

I apologize if this question has been answered previously. I've checked through the "similar titles" but haven't exactly had any luck. I'm aware of the problem and I know the solution, I simply ...