So I have a drobo FS with 3 1.5 TB hard drives. It emailed me stating 1 was dead. I took it out and it was spinning and 2 months old so i decided to investigate. I place the drive in my computer and ran the seagate tool test and it passed the short test. Then ran the long test and ran a sector by sector scan. Everything passed.
Drobos comment was well if we said it is bad, it is bad adn we log it in a drobo so it will never use that drive again. Oh yeah, we don’t know anything about the ware abouts of where we log this or if we can remove the serial number.
Anyone have an idea of where this file/database is. I am current greping my whole drobo for the serial number? Has anyone else ever experience this?
The drive is fine. When you run a sector by sector scan and everything is less than 100ms that is a hard drive that is in excellent condition. I cant return it to seagate cause they told me it passes are test so it isn’t our problem (and i don’t blame them for this).
What do i search for to find these threads… i looked.
The drive is currently OK, but what Drobo tends to look for is signs that it’s on the way out.
It’s like the wear on your tires. Instead of waiting for a blowout, Drobo says “Hey, your tires are really bald. Time to replace it.” Sure, the tires are still inflated, but like Docchris said, why take the risk? It might be the difference between slipping on a turn, or in the case of Drobo, (fully) losing another drive, and then losing the “iffy” drive during the rebuild.
Interesting that Seagate won’t take it back. WD in the US at least used to require a diagnostic error code - now they simply don’t care.
Modern hard drives feature an ability to recover from some read/write errors by internally remapping sectors and other forms of self test and recovery. The process for this can sometimes take several seconds or (under heavy usage) minutes