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Old 11-01-2009, 02:27 AM
Luis Maceira
 
Default Imminent disk failu 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 so) that

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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Old 11-04-2009, 11:28 AM
"Dustin Larmeir"
 
Default 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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Yesterday on Ubuntu 9.10 (completely updated) suddenly I received the


warning "Imminent disk failure!",it seems was gdu-notifier(or
so) that


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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