Re: Hi is this critical??

From: Nuitari (
Date: Mon Sep 16 2002 - 18:23:32 EST

On Mon, 16 Sep 2002 wrote:

> If so, why not to use S.M.A.R.T with smartd and smartctl?
> I think you will like them (loock on freshmeat for the link).

I don't think S.M.A.R.T should be the all mighty god of dying hard drive
detections. Many times I had dying IDE drives that wouldn't show much
difference on S.M.A.R.T tests and would stay in operationnal parameters
until it refuses to spin up or was just covered in bad sectors.

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