I have this and a 500GB HDD 7,200RPM ST500LM21-1KJ152 in LVM RAID1 and after I added a ~15GB QCOW2 image to it it had a SMART Health Status of “24 bad sectors” even though they were “Current Pending Sectors”. As seen below…

Is it likely this HGST drive is gonna bite the dusts and I should be looking at getting another used drive off of E-Bay to replace it (I don’t want to buy a new drive if I can avoids it for eco friendliness reasons)? Or it fair to assume it’s will normally functions generally speaking if this is the only thing it’s complaining about?

I am also doing a extended SMART test on it right now as well. To see if there are updated results on it as well.

  • @DBGamerOP
    23 years ago

    I didn’t even let me check even running the long test twice so yea I am considering where I can get a refurb unit for around 20 bucks or less (around 25 bucks total I am hoping to reach after shipping fees).

    Microcenter doesn’t carries any (only 5700RPM units which I don’t trust the 5kRPM devices), flipping ServerMonkey charges shipping by the absolute LBs so it’s $14.95 or what not even to get a 20 dollars drive…

    I am trying to see if PCLiquidations can help me and if that doesn’t goes far I might need to look on E-Bay.