[Beowulf] The 5 SMART stats that actually predict hard drive failure

Chuck_Petras at selinc.com Chuck_Petras at selinc.com
Thu Nov 13 09:03:00 PST 2014

>From <

"Hard drive software that IT administrators use to monitor drive health is 
highly inconsistent from drive to drive and manufacturer to manufacturer, 
according to data collected from nearly 40,000 spindles.

"The data, released today from cloud service provider Backblaze, also 
indicated which five of the 70 metrics that SMART stats cover are likely 
to predict a hard drive failure.

"SMART, or Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology, is nearly 
ubiquitous firmware that vendors embed as tools to alert IT admins to 
impending problems., 

"For several years, Backblaze has collected data on hard drive failures. 
It has released that data in company blogs, highlighting which 
manufacturer's drives failed more often than others.

Also <https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-smart-stats/>

Chuck Petras, PE**
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