Thank for responding. I still don't understand the
overall "picture". I've embedded some questions/comments
At 05:18 AM 6/17/2003 -0500, Bruce Allen wrote:
> Can anyone explain these results?
Short version: your drive is going bad. Back up your data and get
I'm confused as to why don't the internal diagnostics don't think
> Off-line data
collection status: (0x02) Offline data collection activity
completed without error.
use -o on to enable automatic offline data collection (be sure to use
recent version, there was a bug in the code for older
is the 5.1-4 version I'm using OK?
5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 100
100 020 Pre-fail
Note the two reallocated sectors. Typically these maxtor drives
reallocate up to a few hundred sectors. But at least two sectors on
disk are bad and were eliminated from the "usable sectors"
Why does it keep giving a read error on sector
0x0007d6e6? Why doesn't it relocate it if it has free
sectors to do so?
082 079 042
Wow -- this is VERY high. I suggest you try and get some fan to
on this disk. It's awfully hot...
It's "running idle" temp is around 42 degress C, so this is a
minor increase while it's doing something. Even with the case off
and a fan blowing directly on it, 42 is about as low as I can go. I
have a physical temp monitor that verifies this measurement as
But the drive can see this from it's sensor and I'd assume if it was a
problem it'd be reflected in the Temp value/worse/threshold series,
> # 1 Extended off-line Completed: read
> # 2 Short off-line Completed:
> # 3 Short off-line Completed:
> # 4 Extended off-line Completed: read
The disk is
having real problems. If it were mine, I would replace it
without much delay. The fact that it is failing the self-tests in
same place, and has been failing them for a couple of months, should
give you a false sense of reassurance.
So why isn't the drive reallocating these bad sectors? Why is it
always at the same address? I assume it's not reallocating them
because there are 13 failures but the reallocation attribute only shows 2
reallocations. Why do all the read attributes show raw values of
zero even though the tests keep failing on read errors?
Bottom line: you need
a new disk. It looks like it's less than a year old
(much less than 8000 hours usage) so Maxtor's warranty should cover
I'll probably need to provide them some sort of proof, no? Guess
I'll need to find and try their diagnostics and see what those