[mythtv-users] OT: 3 week old HDD "Clicking" ??
drescherjm at gmail.com
Mon May 4 16:40:51 UTC 2009
On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 12:04 PM, Rob Smith <mythtv-users at kormoc.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 8:38 AM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Out of the 200+ drives spinning here at work most are Seagates (7200.9
>> to 7200.11 because of the 5 year warranty they had) and we have had
>> very good success with these (~1% failure rate) how ever every
>> manufacturer we have bought from in the last 12 or so years has had
>> its bad batches. All of the (except a single 1.5TB) seagates are 750
>> GB to 320 GB. I would say that ~50 of these are in a linux software
>> raid. And all of them are on all 24/7.
> "The SMART values that might be read out by third-party SMART software
> are not based on how the values may be used within the Seagate hard
> drives. Seagate does not provide support for software programs that
> claim to read individual SMART attributes and thresholds. There may
> be some historical correctness on older drives, but new drives, no
> doubt, will have incorporated newer solutions, attributes and
> The fact that they won't work with smartctl nor any other 3rd party
> smart app to allow monitoring prevents me from using them. I
> personally prefer to drop out the drive from the array when they first
> start having troubles rather then waiting for some condition that they
> won't tell us what it is.
I am using smartctrl with most of these drives. Although as I said
before the problem may be with a newer revision of 7200.11 than I
have. Most of the seagate drives I have were purchased before the
summer of 2008.
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