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Re: [vox-tech] Hard drive dying?



Bill,

Out IT guy usually chills dying drives for 2-3 hours at 4-6 C and then he tries to extract the info.
He has a big rate of success with this technique.

Good Luck Man!

Alfredo

-----Original Message-----
From: vox-tech-bounces@lists.lugod.org [mailto:vox-tech-bounces@lists.lugod.org] On Behalf Of Bill Kendrick
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 2:46 PM
To: tech@wildintellect.com; lugod's technical discussion forum
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Hard drive dying?

On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 07:58:54PM -0800, Alex Mandel wrote:
> sudo smartctl -H /dev/sda

Gives me:


=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION === SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED Please note the following marginal Attributes:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022   058   041   045    Old_age   Always   In_the_past 42 (Lifetime Min/Max 38/49)
240 Head_Flying_Hours       0x0000   000   000   000    Old_age   Offline  FAILING_NOW 179710021603702
241 Unknown_Attribute       0x0000   000   000   000    Old_age   Offline  FAILING_NOW 2384165937
242 Unknown_Attribute       0x0000   000   000   000    Old_age   Offline  FAILING_NOW 30165814


So I'm getting "PASSED", plus "FAILING_NOW"...?


> Gives you the basic yes/no
> 
> sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda

Attached as an attachment...  Looks like a bunch of "Pre-fail" and "Old-age" reports...?

-bill!
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