SMART - Please shut up!!
Mikkel L. Ellertson
mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Wed Jun 10 14:19:09 UTC 2009
Antonio Olivares wrote:
> What if this notification is false?
> I got the notifications in three of four machines. Most of them
> new hardrives. Something is wrong with that program. I filed a bug
> against it.
> There is also another upstream bug against it. So I am not the
> only one that does not agree with it.
> If the hard drive dies, I use a livecd. They will not shut me down :)
> Then I replace the hard drive when I have a chance.
If I were you, I would run the manufacturer's diagnostics on the
drive. This will tell you is SMART is telling the truth. It may also
let you replace the drives under warranty. The diagnostic code from
the drive test is normally necessary in order to get a RMA. Why
gamble on the drives when you do not have to.
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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