[kwlug-disc] bad drive sectors
cdfrey at foursquare.net
Thu Nov 4 16:49:13 EDT 2010
On Thu, Nov 04, 2010 at 03:48:09PM -0400, Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
> Getting the following in one of the bigger drives on the machine I use
> for backups:
> Nov 4 15:24:49 ns2 smartd: Device: /dev/sdc, 39 Currently
> unreadable (pending) sectors
> Nov 4 15:24:49 ns2 smartd: Device: /dev/sdc, 39 Offline
> uncorrectable sectors
> Is this something I should try and fix? Or is the fix a new drive?
> Don't want my backup machine going bad!
This is a SMART message, and Wikipedia lists it as a "Potential indicator
of imminent electromechanical failure."
I'm guessing the last error relates to this:
Uncorrectable Sector Count
The total number of uncorrectable errors when reading/writing a
sector. A rise in the value of this attribute indicates defects of
the disk surface and/or problems in the mechanical subsystem. (or
Off-Line Scan Uncorrectable Sector Count: Fujitsu)
Time for a new drive, I'd say.
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