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  1. #1
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    Is my hdd dying?

    I have an old 3,5 SATA that is from 2008, and my journalctl displayed some errors.

    I have always had a hard time knowing how to interpret the logs of smartctl, and I hope you can help me.

    journalctl -p 3 -xb
    Code:
     Apr 20 20:08:27 pc smartd[881]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], 6 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors
    Apr 20 20:08:27 pc smartd[881]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], 1 Offline uncorrectable sectors
    Apr 20 20:38:27 pc smartd[881]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], 6 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors
    Apr 20 20:38:27 pc smartd[881]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], 1 Offline uncorrectable sectors
    Apr 20 21:08:27 pc smartd[881]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], 6 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors
    Apr 20 21:08:27 pc smartd[881]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], 1 Offline uncorrectable sectors
    Apr 20 21:13:38 pc kernel: ata3.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x7c0000 SErr 0x0 action 0x0
    Apr 20 21:13:38 pc kernel: ata3.00: irq_stat 0x40000008
    Apr 20 21:13:38 pc kernel: ata3.00: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED
    Apr 20 21:13:38 pc kernel: ata3.00: cmd 60/e8:90:20:54:00/00:00:00:00:00/40 tag 18 ncq dma 118784 in
                                        res 41/40:00:c0:54:00/00:00:00:00:00/40 Emask 0x409 (media error) <F>
    Apr 20 21:13:38 pc kernel: ata3.00: status: { DRDY ERR }
    Apr 20 21:13:38 pc kernel: ata3.00: error: { UNC }
    Apr 20 21:13:38 pc kernel: print_req_error: I/O error, dev sda, sector 21696
    Apr 20 21:38:27 pc smartd[881]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], 6 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors
    Apr 20 21:38:27 pc smartd[881]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], 1 Offline uncorrectable sectors
    Apr 20 21:38:27 pc smartd[881]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], Self-Test Log error count increased from 3 to 4
    Apr 20 21:38:27 pc sSMTP[5849]: Cannot open mail.smtp2go.com:2525
    Apr 20 21:38:27 pc smartd[881]: Warning via /usr/share/smartmontools/smartd-runner to root produced unexpected output (168 bytes) to STDOUT/STDERR:
    Apr 20 21:38:27 pc smartd[881]: /etc/smartmontools/run.d/10mail:
    Apr 20 21:38:27 pc smartd[881]: mail: cannot send message: Process exited with a non-zero status
    Apr 20 21:38:27 pc smartd[881]: run-parts: /etc/smartmontools/run.d/10mail exited with return code 36
    Apr 20 21:38:27 pc smartd[881]: Warning via /usr/share/smartmontools/smartd-runner to root: failed (32-bit/8-bit exit status: 256/1)
    Smartctl output:
    Code:
    sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda
    smartctl 6.6 2016-05-31 r4324 [i686-linux-4.15.0-142-generic] (local build)
    Copyright (C) 2002-16, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org
    
    === START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
    Model Family:     SAMSUNG SpinPoint F1 DT
    Device Model:     SAMSUNG HD103UJ
    Serial Number:    S13PJ1CQA06465
    LU WWN Device Id: 5 0000f0 00084c69e
    Firmware Version: 1AA01113
    User Capacity:    1,000,204,886,016 bytes [1.00 TB]
    Sector Size:      512 bytes logical/physical
    Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
    ATA Version is:   ATA/ATAPI-7, ATA8-ACS T13/1699-D revision 3b
    Local Time is:    Tue Apr 20 21:25:27 2021 CEST
    SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
    SMART support is: Enabled
    
    === START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
    SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED
    See vendor-specific Attribute list for marginal Attributes.
    
    General SMART Values:
    Offline data collection status:  (0x00)    Offline data collection activity
                        was never started.
                        Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
    Self-test execution status:      ( 121)    The previous self-test completed having
                        the read element of the test failed.
    Total time to complete Offline 
    data collection:         (12000) seconds.
    Offline data collection
    capabilities:              (0x7b) SMART execute Offline immediate.
                        Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
                        Suspend Offline collection upon new
                        command.
                        Offline surface scan supported.
                        Self-test supported.
                        Conveyance Self-test supported.
                        Selective Self-test supported.
    SMART capabilities:            (0x0003)    Saves SMART data before entering
                        power-saving mode.
                        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:      ( 201) minutes.
    Conveyance self-test routine
    recommended polling time:      (  21) minutes.
    SCT capabilities:            (0x003f)    SCT Status supported.
                        SCT Error Recovery Control 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     0x000f   099   002   051    Pre-fail  Always   In_the_past 284
      3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0007   076   076   011    Pre-fail  Always       -       8060
      4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   097   097   000    Old_age   Always       -       3012
      5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   100   100   010    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
      7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x000f   100   100   051    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
      8 Seek_Time_Performance   0x0025   100   100   015    Pre-fail  Offline      -       9995
      9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   097   097   000    Old_age   Always       -       17165
     10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0033   100   100   051    Pre-fail  Always       -       1
     11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
     12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   097   097   000    Old_age   Always       -       3002
     13 Read_Soft_Error_Rate    0x000e   099   002   000    Old_age   Always       -       284
    183 Runtime_Bad_Block       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       5
    184 End-to-End_Error        0x0033   100   100   000    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
    187 Reported_Uncorrect      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       11394
    188 Command_Timeout         0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
    190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022   065   056   000    Old_age   Always       -       35 (Min/Max 18/36)
    194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   065   054   000    Old_age   Always       -       35 (Min/Max 18/36)
    195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered  0x001a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       16658918
    196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
    197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       6
    198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0030   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       1
    199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x003e   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       30
    200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate   0x000a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
    201 Soft_Read_Error_Rate    0x000a   099   099   000    Old_age   Always       -       12
    
    SMART Error Log Version: 1
    No Errors Logged
    
    SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
    Num  Test_Description    Status                  Remaining  LifeTime(hours)  LBA_of_first_error
    # 1  Extended offline    Completed: read failure       90%     17138         21696
    # 2  Short offline       Completed: read failure       20%     16909         21696
    # 3  Extended offline    Completed: read failure       90%     16892         21696
    # 4  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      8693         -
    
    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.

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    Re: Is my hdd dying?

    i use this :

    https://www.hdsentinel.com/hard_disk_sentinel_linux.php

    can be done via cli & it also has a gui thingy.

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    Re: Is my hdd dying?

    Code:
    Apr 20 21:38:27 pc smartd[881]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], 6 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors
    Apr 20 21:38:27 pc smartd[881]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], 1 Offline uncorrectable sectors
    Apr 20 21:38:27 pc smartd[881]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], Self-Test Log error count increased from 3 to 4
    Yes, it's dying slowly.

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    Re: Is my hdd dying?

    +1 w/CelticWarrior. Time to get a new one.

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