Jan Niehusmann wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 27, 2002 at 02:59:28PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > This is the wrong approach. That information is available properly if and
> > when the vendors install the smart utilities
> Doesn't necessarily help. I recently saw a hard drive which made funny
> noises and got really slow reading some parts of the drive (~30MB/s on
> some parts, ~300kB/s on others), but ide-smart didn't report failed
> tests. Two days later the drive was dead...
I had two DTLA-series IBM drives. Both of them started having problems, nothing
showed up on IBM's own bootable floppy based SMART tests, and both of them died
with no SMART warnings.
I'm not at all confident that SMART is all that useful.
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