Sorry for reviving a thread from the past, but I have a very similar
problem: my Current_Pending_Sector value is 2, and I get notifications
about it. I'm wondering whether I should replace the drive. What is
strange, though, is that when I run a long self-test (smartctl -t long
/dev/sdc), it reports „Completed without error”. Thus, I can't even
find the addresses of the faulty sectors – and actually, I question
the validity of my S.M.A.R.T. values. Either the
„Current_Pending_Sector” is incorrect (in reality, I have none), or
the self-test was not efficient enough to find the bad sector.
This is a 2 and a half years old Western Digital USB drive which I
don't even travel with: it's always plugged into the same machine and
not moved. I'd be surprised if it would need to be replaced so soon. I
have a WDC drive that is older than 5 years and still reported as
healthy. This is why I trust the brand and always buy WDC drives.
Below I paste the output of smartctl -a, which includes the S.M.A.R.T.
values and the result of the long self-test:
smartctl 6.4 2014-10-07 r4002 [i686-linux-3.19.0-15-generic] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-14, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family: Western Digital Elements / My Passport (USB, AF)
Device Model: WDC WD5000LMVW-11CKRS0
Serial Number: WD-WX21AB2K8783
LU WWN Device Id: 5 0014ee 603047290
Firmware Version: 01.01A01
User Capacity: 500.107.862.016 bytes [500 GB]
Sector Sizes: 512 bytes logical, 4096 bytes physical
Rotation Rate: 5400 rpm
Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is: ATA8-ACS (minor revision not indicated)
SATA Version is: SATA 3.0, 3.0 Gb/s (current: 3.0 Gb/s)
Local Time is: Sun May 3 12:29:49 2015 CEST
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled
=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART Status not supported: Incomplete response, ATA output registers missing
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED
Warning: This result is based on an Attribute check.
General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status: (0x00) Offline data collection activity
was never started.
Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Self-test execution status: ( 249) Self-test routine in progress...
90% of test remaining.
Total time to complete Offline
data collection: ( 8460) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities: (0x7b) SMART execute Offline immediate.
Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
Suspend Offline collection upon new
Offline surface scan supported.
Conveyance Self-test supported.
Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities: (0x0003) Saves SMART data before entering
Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability: (0x01) Error logging supported.
General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 2) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 95) minutes.
Conveyance self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 5) minutes.
SCT capabilities: (0x70b5) SCT Status supported.
SCT Feature Control supported.
SCT Data Table supported.
SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE
UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x002f 200 200 051 Pre-fail
Always - 712
3 Spin_Up_Time 0x0027 153 151 021 Pre-fail
Always - 1316
4 Start_Stop_Count 0x0032 099 099 000 Old_age
Always - 1969
5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 200 200 140 Pre-fail
Always - 1
7 Seek_Error_Rate 0x002e 100 253 000 Old_age
Always - 0
9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 083 083 000 Old_age
Always - 13049
10 Spin_Retry_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age
Always - 0
11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age
Always - 0
12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age
Always - 202
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age
Always - 55
193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0032 152 152 000 Old_age
Always - 144882
194 Temperature_Celsius 0x0022 107 097 000 Old_age
Always - 36
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032 199 199 000 Old_age
Always - 1
197 Current_Pending_Sector 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age
Always - 2
198 Offline_Uncorrectable 0x0030 100 253 000 Old_age
Offline - 0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age
Always - 4
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate 0x0008 200 200 000 Old_age
Offline - 29
SMART Error Log Version: 1
No Errors Logged
SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
Num Test_Description Status Remaining
# 1 Extended offline Completed without error 00% 13005 -
SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
SPAN MIN_LBA MAX_LBA CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
1 0 0 Not_testing
2 0 0 Not_testing
3 0 0 Not_testing
4 0 0 Not_testing
5 0 0 Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.