dirk ooms wrote:
> just a quick update on this issue: i contacted Seagate and they advised me to
> use the seagate diagnostic software to check my disks. according to the
> seagate tool the disks are fine. smartd is still telling me every night that
> there are "4294967295 Offline uncorrectable sectors".
... which is 0xffffffff or -1. Looks like an underflow due to a firmware
> 5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 098 098 036 Pre-fail Always - 90
Reallocated sector count is 90, so I would consider to replace this disk.
According to the recently published Google study, the probability to
fail within 60 days increases significantly after the *first*
reallocated sector appears.