[nycbug-talk] disk monitoring tool port, looks usefull

Charles Sprickman spork
Thu Oct 27 19:18:37 EDT 2005

On Thu, 27 Oct 2005, Jesse Callaway wrote:

> On Monday 24 October 2005 11:09 am, Ray Lai says:
>> On Mon, Oct 24, 2005 at 09:50:21AM -0400, Marc Spitzer wrote:
> ...
>> Has SMART ever been of use to anyone?  I mean, has anyone actually
>> received any SMART warnings?  All my hard drives have passed with
>> flying colors all the time, even questionable ones.
>> -Ray-
> Yeah, but it was just a desktop computer. I've only see it work once.

The other day I had an adaptec RAID card mark a drive in a mirror dead 
based on the SMART info.  To add insult to injury, the other drive in the 
mirror did not have SMART errors, but it also got marked bad about an hour 
later and was clearly having troubles.

While in general I'm learning that these Adaptec RAID controllers just 
kind of suck, they apparently have a number of ways of deciding if a drive 
is "bad" and one of those is SMART.


> -jesse
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