Minutes from the Technical Board, 2008-07-15

Soren Hansen soren at ubuntu.com
Wed Aug 20 08:40:42 UTC 2008

On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 06:43:16AM +0800, Onno Benschop wrote:
> If you recall the google research about hard drive failures you will
> have remembered that SMART is no indication of impending failure.

And if you recall the very same research, you will have remembered that
SMART *does* indicate of impending failure. The conclusion of the study
was that if SMART says that he drive is about to go bust, it's very
likely to be true. However, if SMART says everything is fine, that's not
necessarily true.

Soren Hansen               | 
Virtualisation specialist  | Ubuntu Server Team
Canonical Ltd.             | http://www.ubuntu.com/
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