Drive Read Errors

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Mon Oct 17 17:51:48 UTC 2016

On Mon, October 17, 2016 12:02 pm, Jason C. Wells wrote:
> I have a drive that has always been troublesome. My first indication was
> that the gmirror would end up degraded and restoring it would be
> extremely time consuming. (Excuse the terminology, it has been a while
> since I did that part.) I gave up on the drive and removed it from the
> mirror permanently.
> I recently used smartmontools long test and discovered that the drive
> had read errors.
> In your experience, is there any value in trying to use drive by mapping
> bad sectors or partitioning around the errors?

In my book this drive has to go to trash, or to drive manufacturer for
warranty replacement if it still is under warranty. Check SMART status
first, or use whatever drive test tools manufacturer requires you to use
before sending drive in for warranty replacement.


> Thanks,
> Jason C. Wells
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Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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