Imminent disk failu Serious warning or bug? In Ubuntu 9.10.
I don't know about your particular model, but on my external
hard drive ( Seagate Freeagent) I was able to pull the casing off and all that
was inside was a standard sata drive - ref: http://larmeir.com/2008/12/seagate-freeagent-500gb-external-usb-hard-drive/
You could probably do the same and test it directly from the
controller on your system. It'll take a bit of work but standard testing tools
like smartctl, hdparm and manufacturer tests will work. - Dustin
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Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2009 10:27 PM
Subject: Imminent disk failure: Serious warning or bug? In Ubuntu 9.10.
Yesterday on Ubuntu 9.10 (completely updated) suddenly I received the
warning "Imminent disk failure!",it seems was gdu-notifier(or
generated the warning.Unfortunately smartmontools does not do an
effective monitoring/test on this disk Iomega Prestige mobile(not on
smartmontools database etc.).When I run Solaris,Ubuntu9.04 from the
same disk everything seems OK and I do not hear special noise or feel
high temperature or read/write operations seem not normal.Besides
the HDD has 1 month and Iomega drives are reliable.But running Ubuntu
9.10 always that warning.So,this seems a bug but that warning we never
know.Besides smartmontools,are there other ways to test the HDD?
(since I do not have installed Windows or Mac the Iomega tools are useless
to me).Or,other way to get S.M.A.R.T. data from the drive?Right now,
I can analyze S.M.A.R.T data (after some reading about its attributes).
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