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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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?