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Hello, my HDD has this value when i do: smartctl -a /dev/sda ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE 8 Seek_Time_Performance 0x0005 124 124 020 Pre-fail Offline ...
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    HDD SMART value: Seek_Time_Performance - how to read?


    Hello,
    my HDD has this value when i do: smartctl -a /dev/sda

    ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
    8 Seek_Time_Performance 0x0005 124 124 020 Pre-fail Offline - 33
    I just want to ask how should i read this data, if my value is alarming or normal for my type of hdd (Device Model: TOSHIBA DT01ACA200)?
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    None of my drives support this attribute. They only seem to support a Seek_Error_Rate. Either that or my RHEL-based system's smart interface doesn't look for that. Can you post the full output of the "smartctl -a /dev/sda" here? Also, please post it inside code blocks so the tabbing and indentation is handled properly.
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    It says that the seek_time_performance update time is "offline" so I expect that the data is just random cruft. If you were to perform a SMART test run on this device, it may change that.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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