Tag Archive: failure

Jul 09 2009

S.M.A.R.T. (or not so smart)

I really get frustrated when it comes to hard drive diagnostics.   Specifically: S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology). The theory behind S.M.A.R.T. technology is that the hard drive is supposed to provide predictive failure information for hard drives. The problem is, I’ve never had a S.M.A.R.T. technology accurately report a failure.

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Jan 01 2008

Another upgrade, another problem

Yep, it happened again … about this time last year I was trying to upgrade my servers to Fedora Core 6 and ran into some problems. Well, I decided it was time to upgrade to Fedora 8 … and, since I have time off, I figured this was a fine time to do it again. …

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Jun 28 2007

Hard Drive Failures

I’ve noticed something … in recent memory, I have not suffered one single hard drive failure. I’ve only suffered multiple hard drive failures … all my drive failures seem to happen in batches. Last weekend the refurbished Seagate hard drive in my laptop (Rohan) started generating errors. About the same time, the main drive in …

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