[CentOS] SMART errors
Michael A. Peters
mpeters at mac.com
Fri Nov 6 18:57:51 UTC 2009
I dumpster dived an older low end Dell (actually, found it in a field in
a fresh dump pile). Case looked good, only flaws appeared to be missing
cdrom bezel and the heat sink clamp was off (but not broken).
After cleaning cpu/heat sink and fresh thermal paste, I found out why it
was dumped - the internal hard drive was bad, and the optical drive is
I had an old 80 GB Seagate and the optical drive was good enough to boot
the boot.iso and do a network install, so I put CentOS 5.4 on it.
It is working extremely well as a small headless server, but my Seagate
drive has given some SMART errors. This is a drive that has been out of
service for several years, I had 60GB worth of flac files on it, and had
no trouble getting them off before formatting (and all matched their
It appears all the errors happen at boot - IE
Error 10 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 1248 hours (52 days + 0 hours)
When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was
active or idle.
After command completion occurred, registers were:
ER ST SC SN CL CH DH
-- -- -- -- -- -- --
84 51 00 65 69 db e1 Error: ICRC, ABRT at LBA = 0x01db6965 = 31156581
Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
CR FR SC SN CL CH DH DC Powered_Up_Time Command/Feature_Name
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ---------------- --------------------
c8 00 10 65 69 db e1 00 00:37:33.571 READ DMA
c8 00 08 7d 4b db e1 00 00:37:33.515 READ DMA
c8 00 30 4d 4b db e1 00 00:37:33.458 READ DMA
c8 00 40 65 48 db e1 00 00:37:33.456 READ DMA
c8 00 28 3d 48 db e1 00 00:37:33.419 READ DMA
etc. - and no errors since boot.
Is that drive about to go south, or are the errors just symptoms of it
being older? Are there steps I should take?
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family: Seagate Barracuda ATA IV family
Device Model: ST380021A
Serial Number: 3HV09PHE
Firmware Version: 3.05
User Capacity: 80,026,361,856 bytes
Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is: 5
ATA Standard is: Exact ATA specification draft version not indicated
Local Time is: Fri Nov 6 10:36:25 2009 PST
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled
=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED
Thanks for any suggestions.
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