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.

  • Helix
    13 years ago

    I’ve always found interpreting smartmontools numbers too difficult to grasp

    Can you put this into questions? I made pages in my wiki about HDDs and SMART which may explain some metrics.