[windows2000] Re: OT: SMART with harddrives

  • From: Mike Dillinger <miked@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Sorin Srbu <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 22:26:00 -0700

--- Original Message
From: Sorin Srbu <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Monday, August 23, 2004 at 06:50AM PDT

SS> Hi,

SS> Just checked a slighly flakey harddrive with a tool called
SS> diskcheckup, and it reported that the particular drive had had
SS> 50875 power on hours. That would translate to about 6 years ontime,
SS> right? 

SS> Now, I know for a fact that this specific hd was bought and
SS> installed (by me) about 8 months ago, so what gives?

SS> Do any of you what this "power on hours" actually means, as my
SS> initial thought was that it would indicate for how long the drive
SS> been up and running ("on").

SS> I also checked the other two harddrives on the same computer, and
SS> those also report power-on times in the 50-60k hrs range, in fact
SS> other drives on other computers I checked out of curiousity  also
SS> report totally hillarious power on hours. We do run our servers and
SS> clients 24/7, but none of those are even as old as the hd SMART
SS> power-on flag indicates.

SS> Is the SMART-features at all reliable??

SS> This is weird... Thx for any hints

The only suggestion I'd have is that the drive was refurbished.  I've
bought some hard drives that were great deals only to find out that they
were refurbished and that was not made clear to me at the time of purchase.


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