[PLUG] Recommended Disk Test

Dick Steffens dick at dicksteffens.com
Thu Jan 15 21:29:39 PST 2015


On 01/15/2015 03:50 PM, Brian Martin wrote:
> On 01/15/2015 03:46 PM, Dick Steffens wrote:
>> === START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
>> SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
>> Num  Test_Description    Status                  Remaining
>> LifeTime(hours)  LBA_of_first_error
>> # 1  Vendor (0x50)       Completed without error       00% 0         -
>>
> That test hasn't completed yet.  The one entry in the test report was
> taken when the disk had 0 hours of power-up time (e.g. at the factory).
> You should get another one that matches the current power-up time
> when it's done.

The first time I ran the test I observed the instruction "Use smartctl 
-X to abort test." I did that. Maybe I wasn't supposed to. So, this 
time, instead of aborting the test, I ran the command you instructed me 
to use in your first e-mail. I got the same results. I started the test 
shortly after 2:00 PM, and ran the -l selftest at about 9:25 PM.


rsteff at ThinkCentre-M58p:~$ sudo smartctl -t offline /dev/sda
[sudo] password for rsteff:
smartctl 5.41 2011-06-09 r3365 [x86_64-linux-3.5.0-18-generic] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

=== START OF OFFLINE IMMEDIATE AND SELF-TEST SECTION ===
Sending command: "Execute SMART off-line routine immediately in off-line 
mode".
Drive command "Execute SMART off-line routine immediately in off-line 
mode" successful.
Testing has begun.
Please wait 625 seconds for test to complete.
Test will complete after Thu Jan 15 16:14:26 2015

Use smartctl -X to abort test.
rsteff at ThinkCentre-M58p:~$ sudo smartctl -l selftest /dev/sda
[sudo] password for rsteff:
smartctl 5.41 2011-06-09 r3365 [x86_64-linux-3.5.0-18-generic] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
Num  Test_Description    Status                  Remaining 
LifeTime(hours)  LBA_of_first_error
# 1  Vendor (0x50)       Completed without error       00% 0         -



-- 
Regards,

Dick Steffens




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