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I got two reports here from running Gsmartcontrol. Can someone make head and tails of them for me?

PS: Windows is acting strangely when I boot into it but I don't have any problems in Linux. WDC_WD800BB-00JHC0_WD-WMAM9AJ18787_2012-11-05.txt 4k .txt file

WDC_WD5001AALS-00L3B2_WD-WCASY3625731_2012-11-05.txt 5k .txt file

Thanks in advance guys.
     
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The first drive (WD800BB) has 16 or 17 bad sectors. I'm not quite sure whether the event count stacks on top of the sector count, or what - but usually more than a few (1-4) bad sectors is a bad sign.
Code:
5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   198   198   140    Pre-fail  Always       -       16
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032   199   199   000    Old_age   Always       -       1

The drive has taken its first steps towards dying. My failed WD Greens increased slowly, reaching ~100 bad sectors a few months after their first ones showed up. Then they died and I RMA'd them. Make sure you backup everything you need from that drive.


The second drive (WD5001AALS) has next to no problems.
Code:
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x0032   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       1
That's usually caused by a SATA cable that slips just slightly loose. I got about 300 of those (rather than just 1) when I had one end of the SATA connector out a millimetre from the drive. I plugged it in quite sloppily, and then wondered why my benchmarks were at ~2.5MB/sec rather than ~120MB/sec. rolleyes.gif

None of those values can be reset, but if they hold where they're at, your drives are probably okay. Check them regularly - if any start going up, you have a problem. The bad sectors require the drive to be RMA'd, and the UDMA CRC errors usually require a SATA cable swap.


FYI, short SMART tests don't tell you much. They almost always pass. My favourite SMART test is the extended one. You can invoke it with smartctl.
Code:
smartctl --test=long /dev/sda
Or just use the GSmartControl GUI, etc.
     
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The first drive (WD800BB) has 16 or 17 bad sectors. I'm not quite sure whether the event count stacks on top of the sector count, or what - but usually more than a few (1-4) bad sectors is a bad sign.
Code:
5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   198   198   140    Pre-fail  Always       -       16
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032   199   199   000    Old_age   Always       -       1
The drive has taken its first steps towards dying. My failed WD Greens increased slowly, reaching ~100 bad sectors a few months after their first ones showed up. Then they died and I RMA'd them. Make sure you backup everything you need from that drive.
The second drive (WD5001AALS) has next to no problems.
Code:
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x0032   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       1
That's usually caused by a SATA cable that slips just slightly loose. I got about 300 of those (rather than just 1) when I had one end of the SATA connector out a millimetre from the drive. I plugged it in quite sloppily, and then wondered why my benchmarks were at ~2.5MB/sec rather than ~120MB/sec. rolleyes.gif
None of those values can be reset, but if they hold where they're at, your drives are probably okay. Check them regularly - if any start going up, you have a problem. The bad sectors require the drive to be RMA'd, and the UDMA CRC errors usually require a SATA cable swap.
FYI, short SMART tests don't tell you much. They almost always pass. My favourite SMART test is the extended one. You can invoke it with smartctl.
Code:
smartctl --test=long /dev/sda
Or just use the GSmartControl GUI, etc.

Thanks. I'll run the full this weekend and probably just retire the drive as I got to 1TB Hitachis coming for backups. Nice to see another Linux user in this section.
     
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Thanks. I'll run the full this weekend and probably just retire the drive as I got to 1TB Hitachis coming for backups. Nice to see another Linux user in this section.
Happy to help. smile.gif

I'll use almost any OS. Just drop me in front of it. biggrin.gif
     
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