On Tue, 17 Sep 2002 email@example.com wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Sep 2002 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > S.M.A.R.T. is useful to prove that a drive is dying, but it is not useful to prove that it is not.
> Yes, of course, and this was exaclty what was asked here in the mail
> from xavier that started this thread. The point is if S.M.A.R.T will
> advice before you see seek errors messages from the kernel or not.
It never advised me before seeing problems in the kernel (I had about 5
drives dying running Linux machines).
It should be trivial to just grep the kernel log for the error and mail it
to some address.
Another way to prove a dead drive is (after a backup) to drop it some
until it made a nice broken drive sound (a very high pitch shriek) and
bring it to the store that sold it to you (ideally a small one as they are
less technically challenged then big chains).
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