Seagate Drive Fails right out of the shrink wrap
We keep a number of drives on hand to replace failures. Yesterday, a drive started failing as evidenced by the smartd logs and the machine having sudden load spikes for no reason. Looking through the logs did show evidence that the drive was being hard reset and reconnected.
So, we installed the following drive:
Model Family: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 family Device Model: ST3250820AS
Within 12 hours, here is a piece of the smartd log:
7 Seek_Error_Rate 0x000f 085 062 030 Pre-fail Always - 352398337 9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 099 099 000 Old_age Always - 1545 195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered 0x001a 069 060 000 Old_age Always - 181870471
The drive was purchased from our supplier perhaps a year ago when we bought a large batch of these bulk. It was previously unopened, in the original sealed static bag and it already registers 1545 hours. I trust our hardware supplier as we’ve been buying from them for almost 11 years, but, either they or Seagate rewrapped a drive to make it appear new.
The drive that it replaced was an older Western Digital:
9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 060 060 000 Old_age Always - 29872 12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 39 199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count 0x000a 200 253 000 Old_age Always - 53
Almost 30000 hours, 39 power cycles. There’s a reason we usually buy Western Digital.