[CentOS] SSD disk and SMART errors

Sat Apr 2 03:02:40 UTC 2016
Robert Nichols <rnicholsNOSPAM at comcast.net>

On 04/01/2016 06:55 PM, Miguel Medalha wrote:
> Two days ago I installed a brand new SSDNow E50 series (Enterprise) disk on a server. I intend to move the OS there. I just did the physical install and copied a few files to and from it just to see if it was OK. I left it there, waiting for an opportunity to configure it to do real work.
> Now I have looked at it with smartctl -a and it gives me the following info:
> 198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0010   120   120   000    Old_age Offline      -       75479755259904
> Just look at the number under "198 Offline_Uncorrectable". Is this normal for this type of disk? Is smartctl misinterpreting the disk's features? The disk has been there essentially doing nothing and it presents such enormous numbers of errors. Why?

That raw parameter is holding something other than a raw count, and
smartctl doesn't know how to interpret the high-order bits.

     75479755259904 = 0x44a600000000

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