Hard Drive issues.

Slade2

Member
Ok, i have been happily using my HDR-FOX T2 since i purchased it back in 2009/2010 I believe? so its at least 3 years old now. I have the 500g version with Webif version 1.0.7-7 on CM 2.17 (Build 1699) on software version 1.02.32.

I logged in to delete some stuff the other day from the webif to be greated by the red warning box telling me that I have some issues with the drive and I should do a full maintance mode check of the drive. My first question is how to do this?

Also, preparing myself for the worse I am happy to go ahead and order a new 1TB or 2TB drive for a replacement for the drive that is in the humax. The old post I have read in advance of this suggests a couple of drives that I can no longer seem to get hold of. I have also read that the drive should ideally be a CE drive. Can anyone recommend a drive that is known to work with the humax? the cheaper the better but will go for 2tb if its more cost effective of course. Is the CE part of the drive important?

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MartinLiddle

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I logged in to delete some stuff the other day from the webif to be greated by the red warning box telling me that I have some issues with the drive .
It is probably warning you about an increase in the number of reallocated sectors which is perfectly normal as the drive ages. If under Diagnostics in the web interface you click on Hard drive, what is the raw value of Attribute ID 5 (reallocated sector count)?
Also, preparing myself for the worse I am happy to go ahead and order a new 1TB or 2TB drive for a replacement for the drive that is in the humax. The old post I have read in advance of this suggests a couple of drives that I can no longer seem to get hold of. I have also read that the drive should ideally be a CE drive. Can anyone recommend a drive that is known to work with the humax?

Seagate 2TB drive http://www.ebuyer.com/414223-seagate-2tb-pipeline-internal-hard-drive-st2000vm003

Seagate 1TB drive http://www.ebuyer.com/337318-seagate-1tb-pipeline-internal-hard-drive-st1000vm002
 
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Slade2

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Great, thanks for the replies. I am currently running the long test on the drive since my wife has gone out and I have explained we have issue with the box I can fob her off when she comes back and tell her that it is now telling me to get maintenance since its on the screen :)

The long test is saying 22-Dec-2010 for some of the stuff its doing so I would suggest that was around the time I purchased it so yeah almost 3 years old. Can I expect the drive to last that long with almost constant daily usage?

Does the test program tell me what files are damage/unrecoverable? so I can delted them after its run the test? some are reporting as corrupt.
 
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Slade2

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SMART data read from device /dev/sda

Disk Information
SMART Status PASSED
Model Family Seagate Pipeline HD 5900.2
Device Model ST3500312CS
Serial Number 6VV7HEF0
LU WWN Device Id 5 000c50 0326f4ba9
Firmware Version SC13
User Capacity 500,107,862,016 bytes [500 GB]
Sector Size 512 bytes logical/physical
Device is In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is 8
ATA Standard is ATA-8-ACS revision 4
Local Time is Fri Nov 22 19:18:59 2013 GMT
SMART support is Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is EnabledAttributes
IDNameFlagsRaw ValueValueWorstThreshTypeUpdatedWhen Failed
1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate POSR-- 648336 115 099 006 Pre-fail Always -
3 Spin_Up_Time PO---- 0 097 097 000 Pre-fail Always -
4 Start_Stop_Count -O--CK 1 100 098 020 Old_age Always -
5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct PO--CK 0 100 100 036 Pre-fail Always -
7 Seek_Error_Rate POSR-- 0 082 060 030 Pre-fail Always -
9 Power_On_Hours -O--CK 15577 083 083 000 Old_age Always -
10 Spin_Retry_Count PO--C- 0 100 100 097 Pre-fail Always -
12 Power_Cycle_Count -O--CK 1168 099 099 020 Old_age Always -
184 End-to-End_Error -O--CK 0 100 100 099 Old_age Always -
187 Reported_Uncorrect -O--CK 36 064 064 000 Old_age Always -
188 Command_Timeout -O--CK 0 100 100 000 Old_age Always -
189 High_Fly_Writes -O-RCK 62 038 038 000 Old_age Always -
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel -O---K 61 039 039 045 Old_age Always FAILING_NOW
194 Temperature_Celsius -O---K 61 061 061 000 Old_age Always -
195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered -O-RC- 648336 039 020 000 Old_age Always -
197 Current_Pending_Sector -O--C- 10 100 100 000 Old_age Always -
198 Offline_Uncorrectable ----C- 10 100 100 000 Old_age Offline -
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count -OSRCK 0 200 200 000 Old_age Always -Self-test logs
No.DescriptionStatusRemainingWhenFirst Error LBA
# 1 Short offline Completed: read failure 90% 15577 621715141
# 2 Extended offline Completed: read failure 90% 15600 621715141
# 3 Short offline Completed without error 00% 14543 -
# 4 Short offline Completed without error 00% 14047 -

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Slade2

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Here is the information from the dignostics page after I had run the fix-disk.

It is again telling me that the Disk pending sector count is : 10 (Was 11)
and the disk offline sector count is : 10 (Was 11)
 

xyz321

Well-Known Member
You should upgrade to CF 2.19 then re-run fix-disk, preferably with the '-l' (long test) option.
 

MartinLiddle

Super Moderator
Staff member
It is again telling me that the Disk pending sector count is : 10 (Was 11)
and the disk offline sector count is : 10 (Was 11)
Those pending sectors could do with sorting out; wait for advice from the real experts. I would say that the disk is otherwise in good condition and has plenty of service left in it.
 

af123

Administrator
Staff member
Great, thanks for the replies. I am currently running the long test on the drive since my wife has gone out.
Did you run fix-disk or the long test from the menu? The long test just gives you information whereas fix-disk attempts to repair faults. It looks like you have 11 bad sectors on the disk that need fixing.
 
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Slade2

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I ran fix-disk last night and followed the prompts it found 1 file that was corrupted and ask me to repair it to which I said yes. This moring it is reporting 23 errors instead of the 10 it was last night. I am of the view that this disk is failing if I am honest. Anyone offer a different view or know what I can do to fix?
 

Ezra Pound

Well-Known Member
Fix-disk sometimes requires more than one run to clear problems, so I would suggest running it again, after you get a clear run from fix-disk, you know the drive is currently stable
 
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Slade2

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I am doing as suggested now then, updated to 2.19 and running the long fix-disk. Will report back after its done.
 
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Slade2

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Ok, ran the full fix-disk on the drive and it seems to have carmed down a little now. Its still reporting as 20 offline unrecoverable and the same for current_pending sector but as long as it stay around that I`m happy. Will probably look at replacing the drive in the new year since I could do with more space anyway.
 
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Slade2

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Humax HDR Fox T2 (humax)
SMART data read from device /dev/sda

Disk Information
SMART Status PASSED
Model Family Seagate Pipeline HD 5900.2
Device Model ST3500312CS
Serial Number 6VV7HEF0
LU WWN Device Id 5 000c50 0326f4ba9
Firmware Version SC13
User Capacity 500,107,862,016 bytes [500 GB]
Sector Size 512 bytes logical/physical
Device is In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is 8
ATA Standard is ATA-8-ACS revision 4
Local Time is Mon Nov 25 21:25:13 2013 GMT
SMART support is Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is EnabledAttributes
IDNameFlagsRaw ValueValueWorstThreshTypeUpdatedWhen Failed
1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate POSR-- 75327132 114 099 006 Pre-fail Always -
3 Spin_Up_Time PO---- 0 097 097 000 Pre-fail Always -
4 Start_Stop_Count -O--CK 1 100 098 020 Old_age Always -
5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct PO--CK 0 100 100 036 Pre-fail Always -
7 Seek_Error_Rate POSR-- 0 082 060 030 Pre-fail Always -
9 Power_On_Hours -O--CK 15631 083 083 000 Old_age Always -
10 Spin_Retry_Count PO--C- 0 100 100 097 Pre-fail Always -
12 Power_Cycle_Count -O--CK 1171 099 099 020 Old_age Always -
184 End-to-End_Error -O--CK 0 100 100 099 Old_age Always -
187 Reported_Uncorrect -O--CK 36 064 064 000 Old_age Always -
188 Command_Timeout -O--CK 4295032833 100 100 000 Old_age Always -
189 High_Fly_Writes -O-RCK 62 038 038 000 Old_age Always -
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel -O---K 50 050 039 045 Old_age Always In_the_past
194 Temperature_Celsius -O---K 50 050 061 000 Old_age Always -
195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered -O-RC- 75327132 034 020 000 Old_age Always -
197 Current_Pending_Sector -O--C- 30 100 100 000 Old_age Always -
198 Offline_Uncorrectable ----C- 30 100 100 000 Old_age Offline -
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count -OSRCK 0 200 200 000 Old_age Always -Self-test logs
No.DescriptionStatusRemainingWhenFirst Error LBA
# 1 Selective offline Completed: read failure 90% 15578 621715158
# 2 Selective offline Completed: read failure 90% 15578 621709819
# 3 Selective offline Completed: read failure 90% 15577 621709803
# 4 Extended offline Completed: read failure 90% 15577 621709796
# 5 Short offline Completed: read failure 90% 15577 621715141
# 6 Extended offline Completed: read failure 90% 15600 621715141
# 7 Short offline Completed without error 00% 14543 -
# 8 Short offline Completed without error 00% 14047 -
 
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Slade2

Member
Just noticed it seem that the count is now at 30, I think this drive is slowly dying or am I wrong? I will look at replacing it after christmas.
 

xyz321

Well-Known Member
It seems odd that the last run of fix-disk only detected 4 bad sectors. Did it run OK without any errors?

It is worrying that the number of pending sectors has increased but the reallocated sector count is still zero so there may be some life left in it.
 
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