07-09-2012 12:20 AM
I recently purchased a new ST2000DM001 from Amazon.
I installed it in my computer 3 days ago and I am seeing some ridiculous SMART readings.
Here's a screenshot of CrystalDiskInfo
How is this even possible?
Total Host Reads is 419.09 TB and Total Host Writes is 3.34 PB in mere 49 hours?
All I did was copy approximately 200 GB of data from my old hard drive to this new drive.
I did run various diagnostic tools and benchmarks on the drive. Could that be the cause? But those numbers still seem very unrealistic.
Secondly, isn't 117 for Read Error Rate kind of high?
It was actually 113 earlier today but it has been slowly climbing to 117.
Also, Speedfan reports only 92% fitness and performance for this drive.
"The overall fitness for this drive is 92%.
The overall performance for this drive is 92%."
I think 92% is really low for a new drive consideirng the fact that my 4 year old drive is still at 90%.
I am thinking about just returning this drive and getting a WD Black.
07-09-2012 03:58 AM
07-09-2012 04:18 AM
Well, I know you are obviously trying to defend seagate but if you should take a look at this person's CrystalDiskInfo reading
He has the exact same hard drive as I do.
However, his Read Error Rate is only 111. Mine started at 113 and has climbed to 117.
His hard drive's total read and writes are not even a fraction of mine. There is something very abnormal about my hard drive's total reads and writes.
Moreover, I am very concerned about my hard drive's Command Timeout. I read that it should be at 0 or very close to 0.
07-09-2012 05:35 AM
07-09-2012 04:52 PM
Ok. I am definitely less concerned after reading your explanation. Thank you.
However, I still dont see how the total host read/writes in the other thread I linked are similar to mine.
Power On Hours : 28 hours
Power On Count : 8 count
Host Reads : 4104 GB
Host Writes : 123019 GB
Power On Hours : 59 hours
Power On Count : 11 count
Host Reads : 480429 GB
Host Writes : 3546021 GB
I do see that my hard drive's power on hours is 21 hours longer but the host reads and writes are still unproportionally higher.
Also, are you sure that the command timeout is nothing to worry about? I read elsewhere that even 1 is dangerous.
Do you mind explaining to me how you derived at 1 for Command Timeout when the raw value is 10001? I would like to know how to calculate it so that I can do it myself in the future.
07-09-2012 06:45 PM