This disk looks worrying. These large numbers of failed self-tests at
different LBAs and the large reallocated event count and pending sector
count are ususally signs of a disk on the way to the dustbin.
I'd suggest running the Hitachi/IBM Drive Fitness Test tool on it. You
might also try re-writing the ENTIRE disk:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=512
which will of course wipe out everything on it, including the partition
Try and get IBM/Hitachi to replace the disk. But this might be hard since
it doesn't have failing SMART status.
On Sun, 19 Sep 2004, brett stevens wrote:
> I have a 6 month old toshiba laptop and I kept having filesystem
> problems (journal aborting and then remounting read-only) so I
> installed smartmontools to try to find out what is going on. I have run
> several long and short tests, all but one with read failures. The
> overall health is still PASSED, so I though it was a bad sector, I
> followed the directions as given at
> but none of the following numbers changed:
> All the tests have failed at a different LBA (see output attached)
> I have searched the archives for similar problems but did not find any.
> If anyone can offer me some insight or advice about this, I would
> greatly appreciate it.
> brett stevens
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