HD Problem

lists@ptfd.org chief at porterfire.org
Tue Jan 20 16:18:41 UTC 2009


On Monday 19 January 2009 09:26:17 am Joel Oliver wrote:
> lists at ptfd.org wrote:
> > My Laptop (Dell Latitude D820) running Kubuntu Intrepid has been working
> > fine, then I replaced the HD to get some more breathing room. Seemed to
> > be working well for some time but now suddenly it just stalls out,
> > locking up momentarily, for up to a couple of minuted.
> > In trying to determine what was going on I found it was pdflush and
> > kjournald that would be running excessively.
> > I began googleing around and found that my raw writes and seek error
> > rates seem very high, everything else seems fine, see below.
> >
> > Any suggestions appreciated.
> > *************************************************************************
> >****************** SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10
> > Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
> > ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED
> > WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
> >   1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x000f   115   100   006    Pre-fail  Always
> > -       96973968
> >   3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0003   097   097   000    Pre-fail  Always
> > -       0
> >   4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age   Always
> > -       78
> >   5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   100   100   036    Pre-fail  Always
> > -       0
> >   7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x000f   061   054   030    Pre-fail  Always
> > -       30077214583
> >   9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always
> > -       211
> >  10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0013   100   100   097    Pre-fail  Always
> > -       1
> >  12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   037   020    Old_age   Always
> > -       78
> > 184 Unknown_Attribute       0x0032   100   100   099    Old_age   Always
> > -       0
> > 187 Reported_Uncorrect      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always
> > -       0
> > 188 Unknown_Attribute       0x0032   100   098   000    Old_age   Always
> > -       125
> > 189 High_Fly_Writes         0x003a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always
> > -       0
> > 190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022   062   035   045    Old_age   Always
> > In_the_past 38 (0 10 45 24)
> > 191 G-Sense_Error_Rate      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always
> > -       0
> > 192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always
> > -       6
> > 193 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0032   098   098   000    Old_age   Always
> > -       4600
> > 194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   038   065   000    Old_age   Always
> > -       38 (0 18 0 0)
> > 195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered  0x001a   052   046   000    Old_age   Always
> > -       96973968
> > 197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age   Always
> > -       0
> > 198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0010   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline
> >      - 0
> > 199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x003e   200   200   000    Old_age   Always
> > -       0
> > 254 Unknown_Attribute       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always
> > -       0
> > *************************************************************************
> >********************
>
> Those are some of the biggest numbers on raw_error, seek_error and
> hardware_ecc_recovered I've ever seen!  I've seen drives with a slightly
> tens of thousands of ecc_recovered that still work well, but your drive
> only has been turned on for 211 hrs, shut off or rebooted 78 times and
> forced off (holding the power button I assume, 6 times.  That's a bad
> new drive suffering from the "infant mortality syndrome" I suppose.
> Hopefully this smart data will help you get a refund/replacement.
>
> Joel.

Thanks to all who responded,

I have replaced the drive with a WD replacement, It is working great! Fast, 
quiet and no slugs!

Now I have been arguing with Seagate, they say there drive is fine, cause it 
passes their DOS seatools diagnostics. This reminds me of why I have not 
purchased a seagate drive for many years, just a moment of weakness I guess!

Mike

-- 
Michael W. Holdeman
Chief 
Porter Fire Department

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