Hard disk life cycle issues of Laptops running Linux

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Hitboxx

Juke Box Hero
Re: VERY IMPORTANT INFO: Hard Disks being Killed in Linux

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However, keep in mind that due to another bug added to this one, even desktop computers with desktop drives can end with this kind of settings, AND the 20 seconds idle set by ubuntu's scripts is WAY too small
It is a Ubuntu issue, not the entire Linux fraternity. This thread has always been a Ubuntu issue (pfft title.!). So people on Ubuntu should question/ask/care more probably. Like I said before, you are making a mountain of a mole (I agree a somewhat placid idea), it is fixed in many distros, and subsequent updates in Ubuntu will fix it too or might have already, I'm not sure. Don't be paranoid, please! And don't FUD, you will make others scared. Probably dig more on it at Ubuntu forums.

For those who can't come to gripes with the situation and are getting paranoid (justifiably), I strongly recommend dropping (Ubuntu)Linux now, lest you come later and then shout all over the forums about it. Prevention is better than cure, so better do it now.

*The reason why I might consider it a non-issue or a lesser grave issue is that the entire topic about it has went down subsequent threads in Ubuntu forums, meaning it is not that hot a topic it is made out to be here, which in itself says the issue is almost sorted. Of course, these are my opinions. YOMV.

Also I would like to add that it would help in your confidence if you can visit the #Ubuntu support channel on IRC, where you will get a direct reply, once and for all, letting you know on the issues.
 
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NucleusKore

TheSaint
Re: VERY IMPORTANT INFO: Hard Disks being Killed in Linux

You should find out whether your hard drive is under risk.
Here is how you do it.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=5031046&postcount=2
Best of luck

Thanks

Quoting the link

It is a Ubuntu issue, not the entire Linux fraternity. This thread has always been a Ubuntu issue (pfft title.!). So people on Ubuntu should question/ask/care more probably. Like I said before, you are making a mountain of a mole (I agree a somewhat placid idea), it is fixed in many distros, and subsequent updates in Ubuntu will fix it too or might have already, I'm not sure. Don't be paranoid, please! And don't FUD, you will make others scared. Probably dig more on it at Ubuntu forums.

Thanks for the clarification

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esumitkumar

Call me Sumit
Re: VERY IMPORTANT INFO: Hard Disks being Killed in Linux

Quoting the link

It is a Ubuntu issue, not the entire Linux fraternity. This thread has always been a Ubuntu issue (pfft title.!). So people on Ubuntu should question/ask/care more probably. Like I said before, you are making a mountain of a mole (I agree a somewhat placid idea), it is fixed in many distros, and subsequent updates in Ubuntu will fix it too or might have already, I'm not sure. Don't be paranoid, please! And don't FUD, you will make others scared. Probably dig more on it at Ubuntu forums.

For those who can't come to gripes with the situation and are getting paranoid (justifiably), I strongly recommend dropping (Ubuntu)Linux now, lest you come later and then shout all over the forums about it. Prevention is better than cure, so better do it now.

*

hmm..so if windows doesnt install on my PC..is this a good situation to try
Fedora 10 :p:p:p:p:p:p or Mandriva 2009 Spring One (distro hopping excuse ;))

Fedora 10 or Mandriva dont have these issues right ? for laptops ??
 
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j_h

Banned
Re: VERY IMPORTANT INFO: Hard Disks being Killed in Linux

hmm..so if windows doesnt install on my PC..is this a good situation to try
Fedora 10 :p:p:p:p:p:p or Mandriva 2009 Spring One (distro hopping excuse ;))

Fedora 10 or Mandriva dont have these issues right ? for laptops ??
Opensuse had it. https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=386555
But now it is marked as solved. so I am waiting for the release of opensuse 11.1 to try.
Dont know if the bug is in fedora/mandriva. in any case, its better to check load cycles using smartmontools after installing the distros.
http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
Please post your observations after installing fedora/mandriva. I also need a distro for my laptop. I am too afraid to try the hdparm fix :(. People have noticed the temperature of their harddrives rising after using that fix. Cant wait for dec18. opensuse 11.1 will release that day.:D
 

Vishal Patil

Linux all the way
Re: VERY IMPORTANT INFO: Hard Disks being Killed in Linux

does this affect desktop harddirves too as you specifically mentioned the word laptop.
 

esumitkumar

Call me Sumit
Re: VERY IMPORTANT INFO: Hard Disks being Killed in Linux

Am I affected by this ???

SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED
Please note the following marginal Attributes:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022 041 033 045 Old_age Always FAILING_NOW 59 (0 11 60 58
)

sumit@sumit-laptop:~$ sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda | grep Load_Cycle_Count
193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0032 092 092 000 Old_age Always - 17776

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x000f 100 253 006 Pre-fail Always - 0
3 Spin_Up_Time 0x0003 095 094 000 Pre-fail Always - 0
4 Start_Stop_Count 0x0032 100 100 020 Old_age Always - 217
5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 100 100 036 Pre-fail Always - 0
7 Seek_Error_Rate 0x000f 065 060 030 Pre-fail Always - 3374749
9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 331
10 Spin_Retry_Count 0x0013 100 100 034 Pre-fail Always - 0
12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 020 Old_age Always - 337
187 Reported_Uncorrect 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
189 High_Fly_Writes 0x003a 076 076 000 Old_age Always - 24
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022 041 033 045 Old_age Always FAILING_NOW 59 (0 19 60 58)
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 260
193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0032 092 092 000 Old_age Always - 17780
194 Temperature_Celsius 0x0022 059 067 000 Old_age Always - 59 (0 13 0 0)
195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered 0x001a 090 054 000 Old_age Always - 116212686
197 Current_Pending_Sector 0x0012 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable 0x0010 100 100 000 Old_age Offline - 0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count 0x003e 200 199 000 Old_age Always - 3
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate 0x0000 100 253 000 Old_age Offline - 0
202 TA_Increase_Count 0x0032 100 253 000 Old_age Always - 0
 
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j_h

Banned
Re: VERY IMPORTANT INFO: Hard Disks being Killed in Linux

Am I affected by this ???

SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED
Please note the following marginal Attributes:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022 041 033 045 Old_age Always FAILING_NOW 59 (0 11 60 58
)

sumit@sumit-laptop:~$ sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda | grep Load_Cycle_Count
193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0032 092 092 000 Old_age Always - 17776

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x000f 100 253 006 Pre-fail Always - 0
3 Spin_Up_Time 0x0003 095 094 000 Pre-fail Always - 0
4 Start_Stop_Count 0x0032 100 100 020 Old_age Always - 217
5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 100 100 036 Pre-fail Always - 0
7 Seek_Error_Rate 0x000f 065 060 030 Pre-fail Always - 3374749
9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 331
10 Spin_Retry_Count 0x0013 100 100 034 Pre-fail Always - 0
12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 020 Old_age Always - 337
187 Reported_Uncorrect 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
189 High_Fly_Writes 0x003a 076 076 000 Old_age Always - 24
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022 041 033 045 Old_age Always FAILING_NOW 59 (0 19 60 58)
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 260
193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0032 092 092 000 Old_age Always - 17780
194 Temperature_Celsius 0x0022 059 067 000 Old_age Always - 59 (0 13 0 0)
195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered 0x001a 090 054 000 Old_age Always - 116212686
197 Current_Pending_Sector 0x0012 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable 0x0010 100 100 000 Old_age Offline - 0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count 0x003e 200 199 000 Old_age Always - 3
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate 0x0000 100 253 000 Old_age Offline - 0
202 TA_Increase_Count 0x0032 100 253 000 Old_age Always - 0


Power_On_Hours = 331
Load_Cycle_Count = 17780
So that makes it 53.71 Cycles / hr. You can now calculate how long your hard disk will last by taking into consideration the number of hours you use it daily.

Also, check that airflow temperature. its 59 in your case.

A quote from this page: http://ata.wiki.kernel.org/index.ph...ich_perform_frequent_head_unloads_under_Linux

"Note that modern laptop drives are supposed to unload frequently to save power. Unless the unloading is excessive, disabling powersaving is not a good idea. It seems that most modern drives are rated for 600,000 load/unload cycles which translates to about two years of uptime at 35 unloads per hour. Even when assuming continuous 12 hours of usage everyday, this means the drive will only reach its rated load/unload cycle limit after four years and shouldn't be considered malfunctioning. Please only report cases where the expected uptime is significantly lower than two years.
"

Here is the explanation of the S.M.A.R.T Parameters
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T.

 
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amitabhishek

Bad to the bone
Re: VERY IMPORTANT INFO: Hard Disks being Killed in Linux

I have a laptop with Ubuntu (second last version)
  • Am I at risk?
  • Is having multiple OSs risky?
  • Is using Live CD increases the chance of infection (damage)?
  • Is there some kind of protection against this risk?
  • Are new sub distros equally dangerous?
  • Will it become an epidemic?
 

esumitkumar

Call me Sumit
Re: VERY IMPORTANT INFO: Hard Disks being Killed in Linux

@amit..read thread carefully from the start ..u will know ..

@Jh ..i will check from home once I reach (Office sucks :x will reach by 9pm or 9:30)

Offtopic : one prob in XP...I have installed winXP sp2..

my 5.1 speakers arent giving that good sound as wid ubuntu VLC player???
seems they are playing only 2.1 wid winamp , WMP, VLC etc in XP ?
How to reslove that ? I have updated MB drivers (915 M drivers) from intel site..still no diff :confused:
 
Re: VERY IMPORTANT INFO: Hard Disks being Killed in Linux

How do I check my HDD life on my ArchLinux installed in a Seagate 80GB SATA HDD on my desktop ? Its showing poor performance on my computer and several DVDs and CDs got junked half way through writing process due to some access error I guess. Brand new non scratched discs.

Edit: This means anything ?

Code:
smartctl version 5.38 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-8 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family:     Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 and 7200.7 Plus family
Device Model:     ST380011A
Serial Number:    5JVR8MAK
Firmware Version: 8.01
User Capacity:    80,026,361,856 bytes
Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is:   6
ATA Standard is:  ATA/ATAPI-6 T13 1410D revision 2
Local Time is:    Mon Dec  8 17:41:16 2008 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

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status:  (0x82)    Offline data collection activity
                    was completed without error.
                    Auto Offline Data Collection: Enabled.
Self-test execution status:      (   0)    The previous self-test routine completed
                    without error or no self-test has ever 
                    been run.
Total time to complete Offline 
data collection:          ( 430) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities:              (0x5b) SMART execute Offline immediate.
                    Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
                    Suspend Offline collection upon new
                    command.
                    Offline surface scan supported.
                    Self-test supported.
                    No Conveyance Self-test supported.
                    Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities:            (0x0003)    Saves SMART data before entering
                    power-saving mode.
                    Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability:        (0x01)    Error logging supported.
                    General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine 
recommended polling time:      (   1) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time:      (  58) minutes.

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x000f   064   059   006    Pre-fail  Always       -       107062439
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0003   099   098   000    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age   Always       -       26
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   100   100   036    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x000f   085   060   030    Pre-fail  Always       -       362034578
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   093   093   000    Old_age   Always       -       6135
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0013   100   100   097    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   097   097   020    Old_age   Always       -       3836
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   036   056   000    Old_age   Always       -       36
195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered  0x001a   064   059   000    Old_age   Always       -       107062439
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0010   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x003e   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate   0x0000   100   253   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
202 TA_Increase_Count       0x0032   100   253   000    Old_age   Always       -       0

SMART Error Log Version: 1
No Errors Logged

SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
No self-tests have been logged.  [To run self-tests, use: smartctl -t]


SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
 SPAN  MIN_LBA  MAX_LBA  CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
    1        0        0  Not_testing
    2        0        0  Not_testing
    3        0        0  Not_testing
    4        0        0  Not_testing
    5        0        0  Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
  After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.

PS: Hitboxx, please stikify this thread. Looks serious and important.
 
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darshantandel

Right off the assembly line
Re: VERY IMPORTANT INFO: Hard Disks being Killed in Linux

MetalheadGautham
Whats the output of
smartctl -a /dev/sda | grep Load_Cycle_Count
on your system?

Anyways this HDD killer bug affects only laptops and that too when they are running on powersaving mode.
Do
man hdparm
and see if there is something you can do to boost performance of your harddisk.
 

User Name

In the zone
Re: VERY IMPORTANT INFO: Hard Disks being Killed in Linux

Well well i was thinking to install ubuntu 8.10 on my lappy by using install inside windows option.

now.........i am confused :confused::confused:
I am complete noob in linux


What should i do?:(:(
 
OP
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j_h

Banned
Re: VERY IMPORTANT INFO: Hard Disks being Killed in Linux

How do I check my HDD life on my ArchLinux installed in a Seagate 80GB SATA HDD on my desktop ? Its showing poor performance on my computer and several DVDs and CDs got junked half way through writing process due to some access error I guess. Brand new non scratched discs.

Edit: This means anything ?

Code:
smartctl version 5.38 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-8 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family:     Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 and 7200.7 Plus family
Device Model:     ST380011A
Serial Number:    5JVR8MAK
Firmware Version: 8.01
User Capacity:    80,026,361,856 bytes
Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is:   6
ATA Standard is:  ATA/ATAPI-6 T13 1410D revision 2
Local Time is:    Mon Dec  8 17:41:16 2008 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

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status:  (0x82)    Offline data collection activity
                    was completed without error.
                    Auto Offline Data Collection: Enabled.
Self-test execution status:      (   0)    The previous self-test routine completed
                    without error or no self-test has ever 
                    been run.
Total time to complete Offline 
data collection:          ( 430) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities:              (0x5b) SMART execute Offline immediate.
                    Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
                    Suspend Offline collection upon new
                    command.
                    Offline surface scan supported.
                    Self-test supported.
                    No Conveyance Self-test supported.
                    Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities:            (0x0003)    Saves SMART data before entering
                    power-saving mode.
                    Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability:        (0x01)    Error logging supported.
                    General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine 
recommended polling time:      (   1) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time:      (  58) minutes.

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x000f   064   059   006    Pre-fail  Always       -       107062439
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0003   099   098   000    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age   Always       -       26
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   100   100   036    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x000f   085   060   030    Pre-fail  Always       -       362034578
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   093   093   000    Old_age   Always       -       6135
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0013   100   100   097    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   097   097   020    Old_age   Always       -       3836
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   036   056   000    Old_age   Always       -       36
195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered  0x001a   064   059   000    Old_age   Always       -       107062439
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0010   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x003e   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate   0x0000   100   253   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
202 TA_Increase_Count       0x0032   100   253   000    Old_age   Always       -       0

SMART Error Log Version: 1
No Errors Logged

SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
No self-tests have been logged.  [To run self-tests, use: smartctl -t]


SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
 SPAN  MIN_LBA  MAX_LBA  CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
    1        0        0  Not_testing
    2        0        0  Not_testing
    3        0        0  Not_testing
    4        0        0  Not_testing
    5        0        0  Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
  After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.
PS: Hitboxx, please stikify this thread. Looks serious and important.
Looks Ok from that SMART data. BTW, the load cycle bug IS NOT present on Desktops.

MetalheadGautham
Whats the output of
smartctl -a /dev/sda | grep Load_Cycle_Count
on your system?

Anyways this HDD killer bug affects only laptops and that too when they are running on powersaving mode.
Do
man hdparm
and see if there is something you can do to boost performance of your harddisk.
The output of smartctl -a /dev/sda | grep Load_Cycle_Count on his system would be null as that parameter is not available for Desktop hard disks.
 
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unni

In the zone
Re: VERY IMPORTANT INFO: Hard Disks being Killed in Linux

My values:
sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda

smartctl version 5.38 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-8 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Device Model: FUJITSU MHZ2250BH G2
Serial Number: K617T852D2UG
Firmware Version: 8909
User Capacity: 250,059,350,016 bytes
Device is: Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall]
ATA Version is: 8
ATA Standard is: ATA-8-ACS revision 3f
Local Time is: Tue Dec 9 05:24:15 2008 IST
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

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status: (0x00) Offline data collection activity was never started.
Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Self-test execution status: ( 0) The previous self-test routine completed without error or no self-test has ever been run.
Total time to complete Offline data collection: (1009) seconds.
Offline data collection capabilities: (0x51) SMART execute Offline immediate.
No Auto Offline data collection support.
Suspend Offline collection upon new command.
No Offline surface scan supported.
Self-test supported.
No Conveyance Self-test supported.
Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities: (0x0003) Saves SMART data before entering power-saving mode.
Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability: (0x01) Error logging supported.
General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine recommended polling time: ( 2) minutes.
Extended self-test routine recommended polling time: ( 143) minutes.
SCT capabilities: (0x003f) SCT Status supported.
SCT Feature Control supported.
SCT Data Table supported.

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x000f 100 100 046 Pre-fail Always - 45427
2 Throughput_Performance 0x0005 100 100 030 Pre-fail Offline - 44695552
3 Spin_Up_Time 0x0003 100 100 025 Pre-fail Always - 1
4 Start_Stop_Count 0x0032 099 099 000 Old_age Always - 534
5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 100 100 024 Pre-fail Always - 8589934592000
7 Seek_Error_Rate 0x000f 100 100 047 Pre-fail Always - 2169
8 Seek_Time_Performance 0x0005 100 100 019 Pre-fail Offline - 0
9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 099 099 000 Old_age Always - 779
10 Spin_Retry_Count 0x0013 100 100 020 Pre-fail Always - 0
11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0032 253 253 000 Old_age Always - 0
12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 417
182 Unknown_Attribute 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
184 Unknown_Attribute 0x0033 253 253 097 Pre-fail Always - 0
185 Unknown_Attribute 0x0010 253 253 000 Old_age Offline - 0
186 Unknown_Attribute 0x0032 253 253 000 Old_age Always - 0
187 Reported_Uncorrect 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 180388626432
188 Unknown_Attribute 0x0032 100 099 000 Old_age Always - 2
189 High_Fly_Writes 0x003a 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022 059 033 000 Old_age Always - 41 (2 113 48 24)
191 G-Sense_Error_Rate 0x0032 253 253 000 Old_age Always - 16580608
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 2031647
193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 6330
195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered 0x001a 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 1
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 391577600
197 Current_Pending_Sector 0x0012 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable 0x0010 100 100 000 Old_age Offline - 0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count 0x003e 200 253 000 Old_age Always - 0
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate 0x000f 100 100 060 Pre-fail Always - 16286
203 Run_Out_Cancel 0x0002 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 1533289955092
240 Head_Flying_Hours 0x003e 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0

SMART Error Log Version: 1
No Errors Logged

SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
No self-tests have been logged. [To run self-tests, use: smartctl -t]


SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
SPAN MIN_LBA MAX_LBA CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
1 0 0 Not_testing
2 0 0 Not_testing
3 0 0 Not_testing
4 0 0 Not_testing
5 0 0 Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.
Power_On_Hours=779
Load_Cycle_Count=6330
So, my cycles per hour = 6330/779=8.1.
I am safe. :)

What is the status of the temperature and load cycle counts now that u have XP ?
smartmontools is also available for XP. http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=64297
Check your load cycle count in the difference of one hour and see what count you get for one hour doing normal work with XP installed.
@esumitkumar
I am anxious to know the results of this.
 
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Hitboxx

Juke Box Hero
Ok, thread stickied until everyone cleares their doubts about it.

And here is my laptop running Arch (battery on half).
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family: Toshiba 2.5" HDD series (30-60 GB)
Device Model: TOSHIBA MK6034GSX
Serial Number: Y679T22VT
Firmware Version: AH102E
User Capacity: 60,011,642,880 bytes
Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is: 7
ATA Standard is: Exact ATA specification draft version not indicated
Local Time is: Tue Dec 9 05:59:37 2008 PST
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x000b 100 100 050 Pre-fail Always - 0
2 Throughput_Performance 0x0005 100 100 050 Pre-fail Offline - 0
3 Spin_Up_Time 0x0027 100 100 001 Pre-fail Always - 1136
4 Start_Stop_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 1008
5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 100 100 050 Pre-fail Always - 0
7 Seek_Error_Rate 0x000b 100 100 050 Pre-fail Always - 0
8 Seek_Time_Performance 0x0005 100 100 050 Pre-fail Offline - 0
9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 097 097 000 Old_age Always - 1459
10 Spin_Retry_Count 0x0033 120 100 030 Pre-fail Always - 0
12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 938
191 G-Sense_Error_Rate 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 5699
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 298
193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0032 095 095 000 Old_age Always - 59232
194 Temperature_Celsius 0x0022 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 26 (Lifetime Min/Max 21/51)
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
197 Current_Pending_Sector 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable 0x0030 100 100 000 Old_age Offline - 0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0
220 Disk_Shift 0x0002 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 82
222 Loaded_Hours 0x0032 098 098 000 Old_age Always - 1031
223 Load_Retry_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
224 Load_Friction 0x0022 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
226 Load-in_Time 0x0026 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 376
240 Head_Flying_Hours 0x0001 100 100 001 Pre-fail Offline - 0
59232/1459 = 40.597669637

Hmm, now how do I interpret this..?
 
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esumitkumar

Call me Sumit
I installed smarttools in Win XP ..Its showing
Airflow Temp = Past 50
Power On Hours = 344
Load_Cycle Count = 18129

So it comes to 18129/344 = 52.7 ????

So less diff than Ubuntu ?? :confused:

What does it mean ? Suppose I run my lappu for 12 hours a day

so 52.7 *12 = 632.4

and a HDD survives 600,000 so 600,000/632.4 = 948.76 days ?

that means roughly 2.6 years ?? Is this calculation correct ??
 
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