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Seagate Drive Fails right out of the shrink wrap

Friday, October 8th, 2010

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.

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