Got A Bad Deal On A Disk

From: root <myemailaddress.com>
To: root
Bcc: <myemailaddress.com>
Subject: SMART error (ErrorCount) detected on host: archdesktop
Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2017 18:01:17 +0800

This message was generated by the smartd daemon running on:

host name: archdesktop
DNS domain: [Empty]

The following warning/error was logged by the smartd daemon:

Device: /dev/sda [SAT], ATA error count increased from 0 to 2

Device info:
Hitachi HUS724030ALE641, S/N:P8HEUS2R, WWN:5-000cca-22cd460f8, FW:MJ8OA5F0, 3.00 TB

For details see host’s SYSLOG.

You can also use the smartctl utility for further investigation.
No additional messages about this problem will be sent.

It seems SMART detected errors when I added a supposedly new disk to my RAID array.

$sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda

SMART Error Log Version: 1
ATA Error Count: 2
CR = Command Register [HEX]
FR = Features Register [HEX]
SC = Sector Count Register [HEX]
SN = Sector Number Register [HEX]
CL = Cylinder Low Register [HEX]
CH = Cylinder High Register [HEX]
DH = Device/Head Register [HEX]
DC = Device Command Register [HEX]
ER = Error register [HEX]
ST = Status register [HEX]
Powered_Up_Time is measured from power on, and printed as
DDd+hh:mm:SS.sss where DD=days, hh=hours, mm=minutes,
SS=sec, and sss=millisec. It “wraps” after 49.710 days.

Error 2 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 18128 hours (755 days + 8 hours)
When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.

This “new” disk has 18,124 power-on-hours. Somebody tried to clean it and pass it off as new. I bought this disk online. It’s easy to get information from a disk when you’re using SMART tools in your computer. But SMART gave it a PASSED tag. The error itself is discussed at this forum. Perhaps replacing the cable is next though.

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