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Re: 'smart' status on new laptop
I've used smart on a number of Seagate disks without a problem. Some
of the numbers are funny, but you can still do things like see error counts
and determine if things are about to go south.
So, I wouldn't turn smart off, no.
On Jan 24, 8:48pm, "Steven M. Bellovin" wrote:
} Subject: Re: 'smart' status on new laptop
} On Thu, 24 Jan 2008 12:44:09 -0800
} buhrow%lothlorien.nfbcal.org@localhost (Brian Buhrow) wrote:
} > that's a Seagate SATA disk.
} Right, though it's running in PATA mode because something in NetBSD
} can't cope with that drive in SATA mode, per a long-ago thread. (I
} should send-pr that.)
} So -- it's a Seagate drive, and smart is known to be broken on
} Seagates. Should I just disable smartd entirely?
} --Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
>-- End of excerpt from "Steven M. Bellovin"
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