Please help in diagnosing these smartmon messages

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Thu Feb 7 22:41:54 UTC 2008

On Thu, Feb 07, 2008 at 11:29:29PM +0100, Mel wrote:

> On Tuesday 05 February 2008 04:14:39 Andrew Falanga wrote:
> > I know it's probably near impossible to know exactly how much longer this
> > drive has, but how serious are these errors?  As I mentioned, the
> > unreadable sectors on the hard drive are repeated many times in the log ( >
> > 100 times).
> If it's not dead already, it can be when you read this or in 2-3 months. I 
> usually change the cable on the first read error I see popping up, just to 
> rule out the cable. If the errors persist, it's time to order and stop adding 
> new stuff to the disk.

Agree.   If it is seeing repeated errors, it is most likely about to
die totally at any time.


> Since it's a church disk, you might have better luck with your prayers then 
> most people.
> -- 
> Mel
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