[rescue] Bad Sectors

Meelis Roos 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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