[mythtv-users] OT: Linux hard drive utilities

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 02:22:59 UTC 2007

On 14/03/07, Jason McMillon <jmcmillon at gmail.com> wrote:
> In an effort to diagnose a Mythbackend crash (I found "TFW, Error: Write()
> -- IOBOUND end"
> in my logs), I took a closer look at my hard drives using Webmin and SMART.
> One of them had:
> Raw Read Error Rate 81736658
> ...
> Seek Error Rate 342470387
> ...
> Hardware ECC Recovered 81736658
> While I understand nobody can predict hard drive failure, does anybody have
> any favorite Linux hard drive utilities?  Does the above information mean I
> should start looking for deals on new HDs ASAP?

I would download the diagnostic software from your drive's
manufacturer and run a full diagnostic test. If it gives you an RMA
code, you know it's time!

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