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Proactive check for drive reliability - S.M.A.R.T attributes

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A colleague's PC has reported that the hard drive should be replaced.

This report came in the form of a reference to S.M.A.R.T attribute 200

during the boot process.

I ran IBM DFT and the equivalent Fujitsu utility to investigate.

Both said the drive is ok. Fortunately DFTVIEW provides

more details. I would like to replace a drive

before it errors out ...

A:>dftview a:dataT1707W9K

----- Last DFT log information -------------------------------------------

Logged action: t-full.PID

Model: FUJITSU MPG3204AH E

Serial number: T1707W9K

Microcode level: D290

Date: 07.03.2002

Time: 09:21:42

Error code: 0x00 - No error

----- HD information -----------------------------------------------------

IDE i/o address: 0x01f0 (ide0)

Program: IBMDFT

Adapter name: IDE Primary Master

Drive configured as: Master

Model: FUJITSU MPG3204AH E

Serial number: T1707W9K

Microcode level: D290

Last DFT action: DFT-EU Advanced Test

----- Temperature information --------------------------------------------

Highest temperature: 55 C

----- S.M.A.R.T. status before test --------------------------------------

Entries: 16

S.M.A.R.T. attribute actual worst threshold

1: Raw read error rate 100 100 32

2: Throughput performance 100 100 20

3: Spin up time 100 90 25

4: Start/Stop count 100 100 16

5: Reallocated sector count 56 56 24

7: Seek error rate 100 100 20

8: Seek time performance 100 100 19

9: Power-on hours count 98 98 20

10: Spin retry count 100 100 20

12: Device power cycle count 100 100 20

194: Temperature 100 100 0

55 C 55 C

196: Reallocation event count 56 56 24

197: Current pending sector count 100 100 20

198: Off-line scan uncorr. sector count 100 100 20

199: Ultra DMA CRC error count 200 200 197

200: Write error rate 100 1 20

----- S.M.A.R.T. status after test ---------------------------------------

Entries: 16

S.M.A.R.T. attribute actual worst threshold

1: Raw read error rate 100 100 32

2: Throughput performance 100 100 20

3: Spin up time 100 90 25

4: Start/Stop count 100 100 16

5: Reallocated sector count 56 56 24

7: Seek error rate 100 100 20

8: Seek time performance 100 100 19

9: Power-on hours count 98 98 20

10: Spin retry count 100 100 20

12: Device power cycle count 100 100 20

194: Temperature 100 100 0

55 C 55 C

196: Reallocation event count 56 56 24

197: Current pending sector count 100 100 20

198: Off-line scan uncorr. sector count 100 100 20

199: Ultra DMA CRC error count 200 200 197

200: Write error rate 100 1 20

==============

Is the correct interpretation :

(1) Drive got too hot (55 degrees celcius)

(2) Drive has corrected soft-errors (56 reallocated sectors )

(3) A number of interesting attributes are not being collected (value of 100)

Thanks for any advice you can provide.

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By way of comparison ...

The following figures are for a 40Gb IBM 60GXP on Asus P3V4X.

I think the power supply may be a little under powered for

a total of 3x HD. Is the value of 200 for UDMA CRC error count

serious ? And should I power down the PC when dtemp

reports 41 degrees at the drive ? I think this is above

IBM recommended temperature range..

S.M.A.R.T. attribute actual worst thresh. flags

1: Raw read error rate 100 96 60 11 ----R-OL

2: Throughput performance 100 100 50 5 -----P-L

3: Spin up time 226 100 24 7 -----POL

4: Start/Stop count 100 100 0 18 ---C--O-

5: Reallocated sector count 100 100 5 51 --SC--OL

7: Seek error rate 100 100 67 11 ----R-OL

8: Seek time performance 100 100 20 5 -----P-L

9: Power-on hours count 100 100 0 18 ---C--O-

10: Spin retry count 100 100 60 19 ---C--OL

12: Device power cycle count 100 100 0 50 --SC--O-

196: Reallocation event count 100 100 0 50 --SC--O-

197: Current pending sector count 100 100 0 34 --S---O-

198: Off-line scan uncorr. sector count 100 100 0 8 ----R---

199: Ultra DMA CRC error count 200 200 0 10 ----R-O-

230: GMR head amplitude 100 100 0 18 ---C--O-

231: Temperature 141 141 0 2 ------O-

39 C -

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sorry i cant help you but i do have a question. where can i find those SMART checking utilities?

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