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Samsung SATA ECC Corrected Count

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Anonymous
a b Ô Samsung
a b G Storage
December 13, 2004 6:10:26 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

I recently installed a 160GB SATA Samsung SP1614C hard drive. I have
noticed the SMART attribute [C3] ECC Corrected Count has increased to a
large number (13,000,000+) after only a couple days of use and
continues to increase quickly. Could this indicate a problem with the
drive? What is it actually counting? The drive appears to be working
ok. Here is the rest of the SMART data:



ID Attribute Type Threshold Value Worst Raw
Status
---- -------------------------- ----- --------- ----- ----- ----------
--------
[01] Raw Read Error Rate Prefailure 51 100 100 5
OK
[03] Spin Up Time Prefailure 0 68 57 5632
OK
[04] Start/Stop Count Advisory 0 100 100 11
OK
[05] Reallocated Sector Count Prefailure 11 100 100 0
OK
[07] Seek Error Rate Prefailure 51 100 100 0
OK
[08] Seek Time Performance Prefailure 0 100 100 0
OK
[09] Power On Hours Count Advisory 0 100 100 654
OK
[0A] Spin Retry Count Prefailure 51 100 100 0
OK
[0C] Power Cycle Count Advisory 0 100 100 7
OK
[C2] Drive Temperature Advisory 0 97 76 47
OK
[C3] ECC Corrected Count Advisory 0 1 1 13465935
OK
[C4] Re-Allocated Data Count Advisory 0 100 100 0
OK
[C5] Pending Sector Count Prefailure 11 100 100 0
OK
[C6] UnCorrectable Sector Count Advisory 11 100 100 0
OK
[C7] CRC Error Count Advisory 0 200 200 1
OK
[C8] Write Error Rate Prefailure 51 100 100 0
OK
[C9] Unknown SMART Attribute Prefailure 51 100 100 0
OK
Anonymous
a b Ô Samsung
a b G Storage
December 14, 2004 3:24:47 AM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

Previously TwentyGP <twentygp@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I recently installed a 160GB SATA Samsung SP1614C hard drive. I have
> noticed the SMART attribute [C3] ECC Corrected Count has increased to a
> large number (13,000,000+) after only a couple days of use and
> continues to increase quickly. Could this indicate a problem with the
> drive? What is it actually counting? The drive appears to be working
> ok. Here is the rest of the SMART data:


I have seen the same in the same drive model deliverd to me today,
about 5 minutes after I switched it on the first time. I think
this attribute may be misinterpreted by the SMART software (smartctl
in my case) or have some offset added to it.

Since my drive shows a number close to the one you see, I think
this is not an indication of a problem with the drive.

I also have a SP1614N (tha PATA variant, in use for about a year
now) with a value of 159769860 in this attribute, but zero
reallocated sectors, i.e. no surface problems.

Does anybody else here know something about this?

Arno


> ID Attribute Type Threshold Value Worst Raw
> Status
> ---- -------------------------- ----- --------- ----- ----- ----------
> --------
> [01] Raw Read Error Rate Prefailure 51 100 100 5
> OK
> [03] Spin Up Time Prefailure 0 68 57 5632
> OK
> [04] Start/Stop Count Advisory 0 100 100 11
> OK
> [05] Reallocated Sector Count Prefailure 11 100 100 0
> OK
> [07] Seek Error Rate Prefailure 51 100 100 0
> OK
> [08] Seek Time Performance Prefailure 0 100 100 0
> OK
> [09] Power On Hours Count Advisory 0 100 100 654
> OK
> [0A] Spin Retry Count Prefailure 51 100 100 0
> OK
> [0C] Power Cycle Count Advisory 0 100 100 7
> OK
> [C2] Drive Temperature Advisory 0 97 76 47
> OK
> [C3] ECC Corrected Count Advisory 0 1 1 13465935
> OK
> [C4] Re-Allocated Data Count Advisory 0 100 100 0
> OK
> [C5] Pending Sector Count Prefailure 11 100 100 0
> OK
> [C6] UnCorrectable Sector Count Advisory 11 100 100 0
> OK
> [C7] CRC Error Count Advisory 0 200 200 1
> OK
> [C8] Write Error Rate Prefailure 51 100 100 0
> OK
> [C9] Unknown SMART Attribute Prefailure 51 100 100 0
> OK


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