disk monitoring

Egor Egorov egor at fine.kiev.ua
Tue May 1 08:11:03 UTC 2007

On 1 may 2007, at 03:23, Eric Lambrecht wrote:

> A cursory look on the web makes me think 'smartmontools.sf.net'  
> might work pretty well, as I think all our machines ultimately use  
> SATA drives.

The Google team found that 36% of the failed drives did not exhibit a  
single SMART-monitored failure. They concluded that SMART data is  
almost useless for predicting the failure of a single drive.


Very interesting paper.

     Egor Egorov

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