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Agent_24
29-06-2006, 11:17 AM
Got a new SATA-II HDD yesterday, installed and working fine.

However, I have a question about the SMART status. Looking at the stuff in everest, I get these results:

ID Attribute Description Threshold Value Worst Data Status
01 Raw Read Error Rate 6 100 253 0 OK: Value is normal
03 Spin Up Time 0 100 100 0 OK: Always passes
04 Start/Stop Count 20 100 100 3 OK: Value is normal
05 Reallocated Sector Count 36 100 100 0 OK: Value is normal
07 Seek Error Rate 30 100 253 493855 OK: Value is normal
09 Power-On Time Count 0 100 100 5 OK: Always passes
0A Spin Retry Count 97 100 100 0 OK: Value is normal
0C Power Cycle Count 20 100 100 7 OK: Value is normal
BB <vendor-specific> 0 100 100 0 OK: Always passes
BD <vendor-specific> 0 100 100 0 OK: Always passes
BE <vendor-specific> 45 73 67 453705755 OK: Value is normal
C2 Temperature 0 27 40 27 OK: Always passes
C3 Hardware ECC Recovered 0 63 56 80973778 OK: Always passes
C5 Current Pending Sector Count 0 100 100 0 OK: Always passes
C6 Off-Line Uncorrectable Sector Count 0 100 100 0 OK: Always passes
C7 Ultra ATA CRC Error Rate 0 200 200 0 OK: Always passes
C8 Write Error Rate 0 100 253 0 OK: Always passes
CA TA Increase Count 0 100 253 0 OK: Always passes

I notice 3 of these have very high readings, I'm not sure if these are bad but my maxtor 6L200M0 seems much better:

ID Attribute Description Threshold Value Worst Data Status
03 Spin Up Time 63 203 202 13268 OK: Value is normal
04 Start/Stop Count 0 253 253 316 OK: Always passes
05 Reallocated Sector Count 63 253 253 0 OK: Value is normal
06 Read Channel Margin 100 253 253 0 OK: Value is normal
07 Seek Error Rate 0 253 252 0 OK: Always passes
08 Seek Time Performance 187 244 239 59398 OK: Value is normal
09 Power-On Time Count 0 251 251 60693 OK: Always passes
0A Spin Retry Count 157 225 223 18 OK: Value is normal
0B Calibration Retry Count 223 253 252 0 OK: Value is normal
0C Power Cycle Count 0 252 252 556 OK: Always passes
C0 Power-Off Retract Count 0 253 253 0 OK: Always passes
C1 Load/Unload Cycle Count 0 253 253 0 OK: Always passes
C2 Temperature 0 38 253 27 OK: Always passes
C3 Hardware ECC Recovered 0 253 252 2904 OK: Always passes
C4 Reallocation Event Count 0 253 253 0 OK: Always passes
C5 Current Pending Sector Count 0 253 253 0 OK: Always passes
C6 Off-Line Uncorrectable Sector Count 0 253 253 0 OK: Always passes
C7 Ultra ATA CRC Error Rate 0 199 199 0 OK: Always passes
C8 Write Error Rate 0 253 252 0 OK: Always passes
C9 Soft Read Error Rate 0 253 252 0 OK: Always passes
CA TA Increase Count 0 253 252 0 OK: Always passes
CB Run Out Cancel 180 253 252 0 OK: Value is normal
CC Shock Count Write Ops 0 253 252 0 OK: Always passes
CD Shock Rate Write Ops 0 253 252 0 OK: Always passes
CF Spin High Current 0 225 223 18 OK: Always passes
D0 Spin Buzz 0 253 252 0 OK: Always passes
D1 Offline Seek Performance 0 239 239 173 OK: Always passes
D2 <vendor-specific> 0 253 252 0 OK: Always passes
D3 <vendor-specific> 0 253 252 0 OK: Always passes
D4 <vendor-specific> 0 253 252 0 OK: Always passes


The seagate seems to work fine, with no odd noises, Seatools reports everything as fine but I still think it could be dodgy. can anyone confirm this??

(sorry about the formatting, would have put these in a table but I'm not sure how on this site)

Agent_24
29-06-2006, 11:35 AM
remove attempt at HTML code here

oops. that does NOT work!

PaulD
29-06-2006, 11:49 AM
I haven't followed SMART codes since IBM Deathstar days but then you couldn't compare raw numbers even between different models of the same brand. There were groups collecting sample data from drives in an attempt to find out what was "normal range" in the absence of any manufacturer's data. If Seatools says it's fine why not believe Seagate, they probably know best.

Agent_24
29-06-2006, 11:54 AM
If Seatools says it's fine why not believe Seagate, they probably know best.

Because that's what they said about my last seagate drive, a 40GB ATA-100 drive with a 'clunk of death'

chiefnz
29-06-2006, 12:01 PM
As far as I know, the SMART capability needs to be enabled in your mobo's bios settings. Once that is done the HDD will make use of the SMART features it is capable of.

Cheers

chiefnz

Agent_24
29-06-2006, 12:13 PM
the bios on my current board (MSI K8N SLI-FI) doesn't have any S.M.A.R.T. options to enable/disable but since I can get the info via everest, I guess it supports it :confused:

PaulD
29-06-2006, 12:16 PM
Because that's what they said about my last seagate drive, a 40GB ATA-100 drive with a 'clunk of death'

I gave up on SMART for anything other than temperature as I've also had a sudden failure with no SMART warning. There have also been lots of Compaqs etc that have had false warning problems that have had to be updated away.

pctek
29-06-2006, 01:11 PM
SMART will warn if the disk is going to fail. It won't tell you anything about the controller from what I've seen.

Your drive is working fine, its not noisy, its new. I think you are being paranoid.
Your results don't even show any fails.

Obviously regardless of any hard drive status you should have important data backed up somewhere.

If so, your drive has a 5 year warranty so stop worrying and enjoy it.