Hi all,

just wondering if anyone else has come across the same problem or know anything about the problem I am having.


I have a drive that was on a live server and it reported “electrical failure” during a short test (I run a short test every day using smartd). It also said it had 90% of the test still remaining. I replaced it out of an abundance of caution but thought of using it in some other box. Long tests run fine and none of the “pre-fail” attributes are abnormal. 


I Just need some insight as to what this mite mean for the drive. I don’t want to use it on another box unless I know for sure it will not fry the system.


As a side note... I put it into my home pc and got the same failure during 3 consecutive short self tests, again with no other indications of failure.



John Oesterle

LAMP Host Support