I recently got a Dell laptop for my work. It has a Samsung HS122JC 1.8''
harddisk. I noticed that directly after the first linux boot the number of
counts for all errors that show damaged blocks/zones (attributes 196 to 200)
went up. After a few days I got warnings from the system, but no problems
with accessing data. I contacted Dell and they exchanged the disk.
Now again the same: The error counts go up immediately and continously. So I
start to suspect that smartctl (or the disk for that matter) does not give
the correct info. I also tried options -F samsung, -F samsung2, both with and
without the -P ignore option - no change of numbers.
smart - i /dev/sda gives
smartctl version 5.37 [i686-suse-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-6 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Device Model: SAMSUNG HS122JC
Serial Number: S18GJ16PA01097
Firmware Version: GQ100-01
User Capacity: 120,034,123,776 bytes
Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is: 6
ATA Standard is: ATA/ATAPI-6 T13 1410D revision 1
Local Time is: Fri Feb 8 09:01:42 2008 CET
==> WARNING: May need -F samsung or -F samsung2 enabled; see manual for
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled
I attached the output of smartctl -HA /dev/sda output (disk is 1 day old). My
Linux dlrlicht 184.108.40.206-31-default #1 SMP 2007/09/21 22:29:00 UTC i686 i686
i386 GNU/Linux (opensuse 10.3).
If this is a new issue (i.e.if I did not overlook the obvious solution), I am
prepared to run more tests to help to solve this. I lack the hardware
understanding but I have some understanding of linux and compiling and
installing things manually.
Thanks in advance
Dr. Günter Lichtenberg
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)
Institut für Methodik der Fernerkundung (MF-AP)
Postfach 1116, D-82234 Weßling, Germany
Tel. +49-8153-28-1331 ## Fax +49-8153-28-1446
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