Surface test Re-Initialise

Any ideas, thoughts - not necessary related to Hard Disk Sentinel.
perdrix
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Surface test Re-Initialise

Post by perdrix »

I'm running a Surface Test reinitialise against a SAS drive from a RAID 5 array that went inconsistent.

When I took the dirve out and introduced it to HDS, it reported 4 uncorrected read errors and 3 uncorrected write errors.

Not long into the process it hit a sticky spot on the drive which it eventually got past showing two blocks in yellow.

It also reported two CRC errors.
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Read error count is now up to 38.

Should I just throw this one?
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Re: Surface test Re-Initialise

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Personally I'd not feel safe to use in a critical environment, in a RAID array.

CRC errors alone may be related only to connections (sometimes the SAS backplane if used) but if errors detected during the disk testing if the drive moved to a different environment, then it is not safe to continue using it.

Not sure about its complete status (eg. its power on time) but if it's high, then I'd surely replace.
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Re: Surface test Re-Initialise

Post by perdrix »

Thank you

It's good to get confirmation that my interpretation of the results was correct - Use only as a "scratch" disk.

It won't go near the RAID array again!

Thanks
David
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