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Date:      Thu, 1 Mar 2012 00:38:31 +0700
From:      Erich Dollansky <erichfreebsdlist@ovitrap.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        jb <jb.1234abcd@gmail.com>
Subject:   Re: hard disk behavior
Message-ID:  <201203010038.31858.erichfreebsdlist@ovitrap.com>
In-Reply-To: <loom.20120229T180349-340@post.gmane.org>
References:  <loom.20120229T180349-340@post.gmane.org>

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Hi,

On Thursday 01 March 2012 00:18:03 jb wrote:
> I very often hear this metallic (mechanical) clicking from my hard disk when
> it is active. I experience this behavior under FreeBSD only (not other OSs).
> Is there any way to figure out what it means ?
> Any other tools, except SMART below, to try ? What to look for ?
>  
nothing seems to be wrong with the disk from my point of view.

I have no idea what causes the noise. What is the machine doing when you hear it?

Erich


> # /usr/local/sbin/smartctl -a /dev/ada0
> smartctl 5.42 2011-10-20 r3458 [FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE i386] (local build)
> Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net
> 
> === START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
> Model Family:     Western Digital Scorpio Blue Serial ATA
> Device Model:     WDC WD1600BEVS-08RST2
> Serial Number:    WD-WXC308897633
> LU WWN Device Id: 5 0014ee 2abfdb88c
> Firmware Version: 11.01G11
> User Capacity:    160,041,885,696 bytes [160 GB]
> Sector Size:      512 bytes logical/physical
> Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
> ATA Version is:   7
> ATA Standard is:  Exact ATA specification draft version not indicated
> Local Time is:    Wed Feb 29 18:01:06 2012 CET
> SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
> SMART support is: Enabled
> 
> === START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
> SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED
> 
> General SMART Values:
> Offline data collection status:  (0x00)	Offline data collection activity
> 					was never started.
> 					Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
> Self-test execution status:      (   0)	The previous self-test routine completed
> 					without error or no self-test has ever 
> 					been run.
> Total time to complete Offline 
> data collection: 		( 6780) seconds.
> Offline data collection
> capabilities: 			 (0x7b) SMART execute Offline immediate.
> 					Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
> 					Suspend Offline collection upon new
> 					command.
> 					Offline surface scan supported.
> 					Self-test supported.
> 					Conveyance Self-test supported.
> 					Selective Self-test supported.
> SMART capabilities:            (0x0003)	Saves SMART data before entering
> 					power-saving mode.
> 					Supports SMART auto save timer.
> Error logging capability:        (0x01)	Error logging supported.
> 					General Purpose Logging supported.
> Short self-test routine 
> recommended polling time: 	 (   2) minutes.
> Extended self-test routine
> recommended polling time: 	 (  87) minutes.
> Conveyance self-test routine
> recommended polling time: 	 (   6) minutes.
> SCT capabilities: 	       (0x103f)	SCT Status supported.
> 					SCT Error Recovery Control supported.
> 					SCT Feature Control supported.
> 					SCT Data Table supported.
> 
> SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
> Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
> ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED 
> WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
>   1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x000f   200   200   051    Pre-fail  Always       -
>       0
>   3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0003   188   188   021    Pre-fail  Always       -
>       1558
>   4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -
>       972
>   5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   200   200   140    Pre-fail  Always       -
>       0
>   7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x000f   200   200   051    Pre-fail  Always       -
>       0
>   9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   087   087   000    Old_age   Always       -
>       10148
>  10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0013   100   100   051    Pre-fail  Always       -
>       0
>  11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0012   100   100   051    Old_age   Always       -
>       0
>  12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -
>       773
> 192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -
>       29
> 193 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0032   001   001   000    Old_age   Always       -
>       779337
> 194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   115   104   000    Old_age   Always       -
>       32
> 196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -
>       0
> 197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0012   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -
>       0
> 198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0010   100   253   000    Old_age   Offline      -
>       0
> 199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x003e   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -
>       0
> 200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate   0x0009   100   253   051    Pre-fail  Offline      -
>       0
> 
> SMART Error Log Version: 1
> No Errors Logged
> 
> SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
> Num  Test_Description    Status                  Remaining  LifeTime(hours) 
> LBA_of_first_error
> # 1  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      8212         -
> 
> SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
>  SPAN  MIN_LBA  MAX_LBA  CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
>     1        0        0  Not_testing
>     2        0        0  Not_testing
>     3        0        0  Not_testing
>     4        0        0  Not_testing
>     5        0        0  Not_testing
> Selective self-test flags (0x0):
>   After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
> If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.
> 
> [root@localhost /home/jb]# 
> # /usr/local/sbin/smartctl -t short /dev/ada0smartctl 5.42 2011-10-20 r3458
> [FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE i386] (local build)
> Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net
> 
> === START OF OFFLINE IMMEDIATE AND SELF-TEST SECTION ===
> Sending command: "Execute SMART Short self-test routine immediately in off-line
> mode".
> Drive command "Execute SMART Short self-test routine immediately in off-line
> mode" successful.
> Testing has begun.
> Please wait 2 minutes for test to complete.
> Test will complete after Wed Feb 29 18:12:35 2012
> 
> Use smartctl -X to abort test.
> [root@localhost /home/jb]# /usr/local/sbin/smartctl -H /dev/ada0
> smartctl 5.42 2011-10-20 r3458 [FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE i386] (local build)
> Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net
> 
> === START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
> SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED
> 
> [root@localhost /home/jb]# 
> jb
> 
> 
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