Monitoring the spin retry count of a 2-months-old HDD I don't fully trust (noise), I wonder:

If "current" is 134, why is "worst" indicated as 100 and "threshold" as 30? As I understand that value, lower is better.

  • Please post the output of smartctl --all <dev> – shodanshok Jan 27 at 19:13
  • @shodanshok: The drive died in the meantime, so unfortunately I'm unable. If you deem it possible, I'd still be curious about an answer of how that spin-retry-count works.. – Zsolt Szilagy Jan 29 at 15:16
  • From here: "Count of retry of spin start attempts. This attribute stores a total count of the spin start attempts to reach the fully operational speed (under the condition that the first attempt was unsuccessful). An increase of this attribute value is a sign of problems in the hard disk mechanical subsystem." – shodanshok Jan 29 at 19:26

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