[rescue] Bad Sectors
mroos at linux.ee
Mon Jan 22 00:57:07 CST 2007
> In particular, I've seen Seagate drives that show a "Seek Error Rate" and
> "Raw Read error rate" value that is very positive, and the raw hex
> register has 6 or 7 hex digits. My 120 GB 7200.7 (ST3120026A) is doing
> that right now. On my 73 GB WD Raptor, all of the scary SMART fields are
> reading zero.
These raw high values seem to be normal for Seagates, generation after
generation. Since it's not strictly specified what these fields mean,
it's apparently implementation-defined and Seagate defines it
differently than, say, WD.
Meelis Roos (mroos at linux.ee)
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