[mythtv-users] Needs second opinion, is my HD failing?

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Tue Mar 10 21:42:10 UTC 2009

John Drescher wrote:
> I will check in to that. Seems a lot better than the smart pass or
> fail as I have yet to see a drive be marked bad by smart but I have
> had dozens go bad between home and work.

I've seen it once or twice, but you're right -- a lot of drives fail 
without a peep from SMART.  It can still be useful as a subjective 
indicator of drive health, though -- a drive with a lot of reallocated 
sectors is probably not doing as well as one with only a handful, for 

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