[mythtv-users] Is this a failing drive?

Mark Lord mythtv at rtr.ca
Mon Nov 21 18:00:06 UTC 2011

On 11-11-20 10:40 PM, Don Brett wrote:
> This is a little off-topic, but it's a new drive on a new Mythbuntu 
> installation.  Symptoms are:
> -partition table got corrupted (after about 50 hours on the drive); an 
> 8-hour low level format got it back
> -the box occasionally freezes-up for a few seconds
> -I see multiple instances of these errors in /var/log/syslog:

Sounds like RAM errors.
The way (_THE_ _WAY_) to check for drive errors is to examine
the output from "smartctl -a /dev/sdX".  Pay particular attention to
the error logs near the bottom, as well as the "reallocated sector count"
data near the middle of the output.


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