[CentOS] hard drive errors

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Tue Nov 24 15:45:26 UTC 2009


Paul wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Nov 2009, lostson wrote:
>>
>> I seem to be getting some messages via email and in var/log/messages as
>> well, i think its a hard drive gone bad but was wondering if anyone has
>> seen something similar to this or would have some ideas if its fixable
>> or not, here are the messages
>>
>> This email was generated by the smartd daemon running on:
>>
>>   host name: localhost.localdomain
>>  DNS domain: localdomain
>>  NIS domain: (none)
>>
>> The following warning/error was logged by the smartd daemon:
>>
>> Device: /dev/hda, 993 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors
>
> In my experience, 993 unreadable sectors is a high number. That's not
> good. I'd definitely suggest replacing the disk.
<snip>
At work, I've got one with 70 or so, and am worried. 993? I'd be buying a
new drive *now*. There's no way you should have that many; if it was new,
I'd have taken it back, and demanded a replacement for a defective drive.

        mark



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