View Full Version : [ubuntu] Hard Disk Failing message
August 19th, 2009, 09:25 PM
I keep getting a message box popup when logging in that reads, "A hard disk is failing. One or more hard disks report health problems. Click the icon to get more information". Should I be worried about this? Checking my disks with fsck reports no problems. Screenshot attached.
August 19th, 2009, 10:07 PM
The hard drive is probably reporting problems using the S.M.A.R.T. technology, which somehow can "predict" some hardware related problems in the HDD.. I don't know how accurate it is, but I'd think of getting a new hard drive. Since they don't cost that much nowadays and loosing the information can be a real pain..
You can also use the smartmontools to investigate further. I don't know how to use them, but man smartctl should give you a clue.
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