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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 in time (to hopefully back up and replace). You can check SMART on Ubuntu with Disk Utility or with the `smartmontools` package.

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S.M.A.R.T. prevents HDD disk going into Standby

I use the Disks application (preinstaled in Ubuntu 18.04) to configure standby timeout of my HDD disk. By using the Drive settings... -> Standby menu I've configured Standby Timeout to 15min. The disk ...
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HDD is set to readonly mode periodically

I have a homeserver with Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS installed. It is running nextcloud 14.0.1, which executes some cronjob tasks every 15 minutes. I have two own cronjobs, which are executed once a minute. ...
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Health check of external hard drives

What is best way to analyse the health of a large external 2TB/3TB/4TB USB hard drive with NTFS partitions in Ubuntu quickly? I want to get some diagnostic data on overall health of the hard drive ...
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How can I configure postfix to send emails via gmail (2FA problems)?

I have a new Ubuntu 18.04 system and want to have mdadm, smartd, et al. to send warning emails through my gmail account. I have followed the guides in How can I configure Postfix to send all email ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot. I/O errors. Smart is fine

When trying to boot into Ubuntu on a refurbished Lenovo ThinkPad t440 I'm getting a bunch of errors, it won't boot and the entire thing takes forever. This is after already returning one laptop and ...
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Is there a GUI for scheduling and executing SMART self-tests in the background in 18.04?

I have the GSmartControl GUI utility installed and would like to create a routine schedule for running short and extended tests in the background, and be notified of any failures (or increase in any ...
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Test exec command of smartmontools

TL;DR; Is there any way to test exec command of smartd's config in similar way as it is possible to test mail command? In details: My use case is that I'm using monit to monitor my Ubuntu Server 18....
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Disk failures oddity but SMART data doesn't appear to show anything dubious

I've had three disk failures in the past ten days but when I look at the SMART data for the disc there's nothing particularly noteworthy (or so it seems to me). The entries in SYSLOG are of the type ...
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How to disable SMART checks for removable drives

After unplugging a USB disk that I kept attached for a long time, I recieved a "hard disk health warning" dialog (shown by a process called smart-notifier) and an e-mail with the subject "SMART error (...
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Error message using SMARTCTL for fixing bad sectors on HDD

I have tried to fix the bad sectors of an external HDD following the advice of user228505, that is, installing smartctl sudo apt-get install smartmontools then executing sudo smartctl --all /dev/...
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SSD SMART test status failing - how to interpret?

I recently installed the latest Ubuntu on my MacBook Air following a SSD failure. After running smartmontools I identified the problem as attribute 173 is failing. ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG ...
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Smartctl ceased to work after recent updates

After some recent updates my server told me that it couldn't find my external backup disk anymore which was mounted using its disk ID. So I checked and noticed that the ID for my external backup ...
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How to use smart glass with Ubuntu?

How to use this Smart Glass with Ubuntu to capture the camera and microphone from the Glass to the Ubuntu?
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mysterious boot problems

From a live DVD I grabbed the boot info, but it's rather lengthy. Since the system seems to work from the live DVD okay, the inference is that it's just a booting problem. How do I troubleshoot this ...
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Hard Drive problem - Buffer I/O error on dev/sdb. Can I fix this drive or atleast recover the data?

I can't mount my hard disk anymore. dmesg -w shows this kind of error. [14258.478443] usb 3-4: new high-speed USB device number 16 using xhci_hcd [14258.620177] usb-storage 3-4:1.0: USB Mass Storage ...
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Issues with SSD : rising CRC errors , freezing, sometimes read-only

My laptop SSD is acting up and the number of errors soared since the last time I posted. Is this drive dead / dying? It's on now and I'm writing this on it - I have all my data backed up and all, ...
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Automated disk monitoring: what is my system doing already, what more should I do?

Does an Ubuntu 14.04 server automatically perform smartctl condition monitoring? How can I check that it's happening properly? How can I be sure that I will receive an email when things start to go ...
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What should I do about the ''HDD dying'' messages on my laptop?

The HDD is a TOSHIBA MK6465GSXN (GH101M), actually is very old.. But what surprises me the most is that the error warning says "Backup your data and replace disk" but I'm able to work as usual (from ...
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How can I determine the wear out level of a SanDisk Ultra II SSD?

I'd like to determine the wear out level of a SanDisk Ultra II SSD on my Ubuntu based computer. For that reason S.M.A.R.T. should provide information. Unfortunately I can not find any SMART attribute ...
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Read Error on Boot but S.M.A.R.T. Data OK

sorry if the question was asked before, searching brought nothing up. OS: Ubuntu Gnome 17.04 Computer: Acer Aspire v5-131-10074g50akk The Problem: Most of the times when I want to boot the laptop ...
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NVME can't see S.M.A.R.T. in gnome-disk-utility

I am using Ubuntu Mate 16.04. I bought an nvme ssd (Intel 600p) and am no longer able to view SMART data through gnome-disk-utility. I was able to see SMART using my old SATA ssd through this ...
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snap and SMART errors when attaching external drive

When I plug in my external USB hard-drive to my Lubuntu 16.04 system, it mounts, unmounts, mounts, unmounts, finally succeeds. I see errors associated with snap and SMART in the syslog immediately ...
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Every 10 minutes, something goes wrong with one of my SATA drives

I have a computer with an SSD drive (Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB) with Ubuntu, and an additional hard drive connected with SATA for storage. It seems that every 10 minutes, some sort of "housekeeping" ...
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deja-dup triggers disk I/O failures on Ubuntu 17.04

I have a newly installed 17.04 (from scratch) on a fully encrypted disk, with an encrypted home dir. If I run deja-dup to make a backup, it is guaranteed that the system will crash. If I tail /var/...
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SMART data self test is greyed out in Disks?

Why is that? It is ok for the 2nd drive which is external usb ssd.
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GNOME disks messes up partitions

My disk is partitioned like this: Every time I run any command (mount, format, delete partition,...), I get this: The actual disk layout itself is not affected: no problems in GParted or CLI. The ...
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S.M.A.R.T on Samsung SSD 950 PRO M.2

smartctl reports: device lacks SMART capability, but Samsung says it supports SMART. Does anybody know the reason for this? === START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Vendor: NVMe Product: ...
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Drive Recovery with ddrescue

I'm in the need of recovering data from a 1TB drive. The BIOS reported SMART error(s) and then Ubuntu was kind enough to tell me I have 2 SMART errors. On the drive there is about 250GB worth of ...
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SMART SSD values from a RAID1 array

I have two SSDs (both Intel 320 Series SATA II 160GB) as a RAID 1 array on a Dell 1950 server. The drives are attached to an SAS controller. At this askubuntu link the poster has had success seeing ...
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Prevent any disk write in idle [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server. And I want to disable hard drive when it is not used for a long time using SMART capabilities. So, is it possible to prevent any Ubuntu writes on a hard ...
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Disks application not reading SMART data correctly?

One of my computers has an older Seagate 750GB HDD. I checked on the SMART data with the included Disks program this afternoon, and I found that it had: A "seek error rate" 441 Million A "read error ...
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What does this /dead.letter file talking about a SMART warning mean?

I just found this dead.letter file in my root directory from two months ago: $ ll /dead.letter -rw------- 1 root root 638 Sep 23 02:44 /dead.letter This is its content: Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 ...
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Need help to save HDD [duplicate]

I recently checked my second HDD and saw that its one attribute is about to fail. how can I refresh or fix it? is there any program or way to fix? Please
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How can I fix hdd's health

Hi everyone. I need your help. Recently I checked my HDD via "Disks" and saw that there are many problems in "Worst" column and in "Type" column many attributes are pre-fail and old-age. It seems like ...
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Read Error Rate is more than 5000… Do I need to replace my Hard disk?

After searching the solutions in askubuntu, I found that I should replace the HDD, but as I know that SMART test is just for reference, because difference vendors has different standard, it makes me ...
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SMART data dialog appears on each return from TTY to GUI

Each time I return from TTY back to GUI environment , I am greeted with this dialog This has started after upgrade to 16.04 LTS from 14.04 LTS. How do I prevent this dialog from popping up ?
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Constant messages on I/O error on same sectors

I have the following messages on console They say: ata1.00: status: { DRDY ERR } ata1.00: error: { UNC } blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 1476687273 usbhid 6-1.2.3:1.1: couldn't find ...
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How do I disable smartd permanently?

I installed smartmontools so that I can use smartctl occasionally. However, smartd is also part of smartmontools, and now it starts automatically but I don't need it. What's the proper way to disable ...
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SMART Pre-fail (Temperature 70)

Could someone please interpret the SMART Data and Self-tests using Disks in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: The other day all of a sudden I started receiving errors upon every command entered into the terminal, I ...
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What this S.M.A.R.T. information means?

This is HDD from my Acer Extensa 5635Z laptop. Is it in bad state? Is this a HDD problem? It appears every time after 2 days i reinstall ubuntu Again and again..and than i am not able to boot
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External USB HDD

How to fix External USB HDD: Health 0% Failure Predicted - Attribute: 5 Reallocated Sectors Count, Count of sectors moved to the spare area. Indicate problem with the disk surface or the read/write ...
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Drive failed in RAID, other drive has SMART errors. Which to trust?

I've had a RAID1 setup running in my machine for a couple of years, and recently the array has become degraded. Looking at mdadm information, it looks like the one drive has failed, but when I look at ...
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Disks utility says SMART is not supported, is there a workaround or another way to troubleshoot?

I am using the Live USB to troubleshoot a troublesome hard drive. I want to run the self-test but as you can see in the image below that it says "SMART is not supported" and because of this I can't ...
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SATA SSD GTP table will not reformat

I wanted to reformat my drive as msdos table so i could use it in another system without uefi and put a new installation on it since the laptop it was in died. That said, i first tried gparted and ...
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How to check all S.M.A.R.T. logs location

As in S.M.A.R.T log: device log contains only the most recent five errors Is there a possibility to see all logged errors of a S.M.A.R.T Enabled disk? smartctl -xall or smartctl -all The two ...
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NTFS Disk with error in S.M.A.R.T

I have a NTFS disk where I store my data, after a problem with a bad IDE/SATA adapter (who was shutting down my disk) the S.M.A.R.T is showing errors. I want to know what more I need to do to check ...
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Read error rate is 20,000 times higher than the threshold?

So I've been attempting to fix a friend's HP laptop (model number unknown) for a few days ago. Hard drive errors. My usual idiot self decided that he wouldn't make SMART testing the first thing he'd ...
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HDD makes tick noise every second

I just bought a SSD to replace the HDD in my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15 3521). So I migrated the windows partition, root partition of Ubuntu, and make a bcache caching partition for /home which stays on ...
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How to screen mirror to a Smart TV

How I can screen mirror to a smart tv like a android device? I don't want to use any type of video cable.
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Help needed in evaluating disk condition

I have a disk on and ubuntu server that I am not sure if it is failing or not. I installed smartctl via the command line, and piped the output to a file. the computer it is in, is a server in a ...