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S.M.A.R.T Test Ubuntu Mate 16.04


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#1 vacuum-tube

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 04:58 PM

Hey All,

 

I have a question about S.M.A.R.T test in Ubuntu Mate 16.04.

 

Gnome disk shows HDD failed S.M.A.R.T test and it also says disk is ok 239 bad sectors.

 

Bios S.M.A.R.T Extended test took 55 minutes and says Passed no errors.

 

Which should I believe?

 

IBM Deskstar 60GB 7200RPM

(Model # IC35L060AVER07-0) (serial # SZPTZLT5625)

 

Any opinions.

 

Thanks

 

The PoorGuy


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Posted 28 July 2016 - 08:41 AM

Hey wizardfromoz,

 

 

While I was running smartmontools Hard Drive decided to go down the road so it does appear to have been a bad Hard Drive.

 

I found another in my box of "Good Free Stock" and are back in service.

 

Curious why the difference in results from bios S.M.A.R.T Test and S.M.A.R.T Test in Gnome Disk.

 

The PoorGuy



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 09:16 AM

IBM Deskstar 60GB 7200RPM


Deathstar, that was a bad start... :)

I would suspect the discrepancy between the SMART diagnoses is probably due to drive manufacturers not being consistent in their implementation, it's not uncommon for different utilities to give somewhat differing reports. It's one of the things that is a bit awkward about SMART.

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 10:04 AM

Hey Platypus,

 

I have read a lot of stories about the bad of Deskstar. Hitachi has now taken over quite awhile now and I wonder if they have improved the design any.

 

Can't complain about the Deskstar as it was very very old and it was one that I had pulled from another computer that someone gave to me.

 

I have had other software utilities give different reports when running hardware tests.

 

Always learning new things.

 

Thanks 

 

The PoorGuy



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 10:10 AM

Hitachi (HGST) drives now have a good reputation, the company is owned by Western Digital since 2012.

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