Is disk really bad if mkfs.ext4 -c -c reports errors?

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 16:14:22 UTC 2017


On 11 January 2017 at 17:09, Rashkae <ubuntu at tigershaunt.com> wrote:
> This may be true, but SMART *should* be able to reliably tell you if the
> hard drive has *already* failed.

No.

Source: direct personal witness.

> The OP is reporting drive related
> problems, but no SMART errors.

By all means search for other failures, but the likeliest thing is
that the drive is failing in a way SMART can't detect.

I would *not* trust that drive myself.

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