Disk failure due to heat [solved]

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Disk failure due to heat [solved]

Post by Ricker » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:51 pm

Hello,


I get a warning about my Hard Disk temperature and I would like to know if Linux Mint controls the CPU fan??


Thanks
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Re: Disk failure due to heat

Post by sdibaja » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:47 pm

recheck disk health with GSmartControl

that tool you are using "gnome-disks" often gives false reports. Gnome has failed to fix it for years.

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Re: Disk failure due to heat

Post by rickNS » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:53 pm

I don't know what might be wrong with your disk, but the TEMP shown of 82 F is not hot.
What does the SMART DATA say about the disk ?
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Re: Disk failure due to heat

Post by Ricker » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:30 pm

rickNS wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:53 pm
I don't know what might be wrong with your disk, but the TEMP shown of 82 F is not hot.
What does the SMART DATA say about the disk ?
Looks like the temp is ok but there is one failure...Threshold exceeded,..
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Re: Disk failure due to heat

Post by md419 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:06 pm

If the Reallocated Sectors Count is correct, this hard drive is averaging approximately 1.79 bad sectors per day which are then being flagged as "damaged" and being reallocated. If this is the case, the drive is about to catastrophically fail.

I would immediately back up any important data and then do as sdibaja suggested by rechecking the drive with GSmartControl.

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Re: Disk failure due to heat

Post by jamesb7a » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:25 am

from what Ive read the proper temp for a hard drive is 25C-45C . I have a smaller desktop that in the summer runs about 45C-50C ...thats HOT but its got 16,500 hours on it!, so Im not sure how much heat has to do with it.

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Re: Disk failure due to heat

Post by Ricker » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:53 pm

I have a dual boot system Windows XP Pro and Linux MInt 18.1 Xfce

I download GSmartControl on the Windows partition and the GSmartControl program indicated the hard drive is bad and will fail.... :shock:

Apparently the Hard drive temperature is not the problem.. :)

I need to find another hard drive or a SSD...


Thanks for all of the advice... :D

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Re: Disk failure due to heat [solved]

Post by sdibaja » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:07 pm

sorry for the bad news. Now comes the time work on your backups and reinstall plan.

for a laptop I recommend a SSD. less heat generated, less power consumption for longer battery life, and it will survive a fall to the floor.
Oh, faster too, much faster.

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Re: Disk failure due to heat [solved]

Post by Ricker » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:01 pm

GSmart Control.... Download for Linux and Windows... :D

https://gsmartcontrol.sourceforge.io/ho ... /Downloads

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Re: Disk failure due to heat [solved]

Post by lsemmens » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:34 am

sdibaja wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:07 pm
sorry for the bad news. Now comes the time work on your backups and reinstall plan.

for a laptop I recommend a SSD. less heat generated, less power consumption for longer battery life, and it will survive a fall to the floor.
Oh, faster too, much faster.
I'll second that! Just replaced a dodgy drive in my lappie with a SSD, Only time I'll purchase a HDD from now on will be for backup,
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