[windows2000] Re: OT: SMART with harddrives

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 08:34:37 +0200

On Mon, 23 Aug 2004 22:26:00 -0700, Mike Dillinger wrote:

>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.

The particular drive was one of those new maxtor 300GB-series kind
of type, so I'd say it's not a refurbished one.

Refurbished? How common is that? I've never heard of companies
refurbishing harddrives and selling them as new.



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