dmesg smart error

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Fri Sep 26 15:35:27 UTC 2008

Ghirai <ghirai at> writes:

> I'm getting this error in dmesg (7 times):
> ad2: FAILURE - SMART status=51<READY,DSC,ERROR> error=4<ABORTED>
> I'm running FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE, amd64.
> HD is ad2: 152626MB <Seagate ST3160815AS 3.AAD> at ata1-master SATA150
> Any ideas? Is the disk going to die?

For a knowledgeable opinion, you'd need to ask someone who knows the
SMART spec.  Just guessing from the message, though, I'd be more prone
to blame the cable first.  

Run the smart tools' disk test, and it will tell you whether you have
anything to worry about.

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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