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Old 18th February 2009, 05:52 PM
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Alarmingly high Load_Cycle_Count in smartctl

I have a laptop that is a few months old 4 -6 months max. A Lenovo T61p. I recently noticed that the system wouldn't boot. When my friend shook the laptop a few times, it was back to normal. Thought it would be some loose contact or something. Then later in the day, I had the same problem again.

When I executed the smartctl -A /dev/sda, I got th[root@localhost dev]# smartctl -A /dev/sda
smartctl version 5.38 [i386-redhat-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-8 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x000f 200 200 051 Pre-fail Always - 1
3 Spin_Up_Time 0x0003 188 187 021 Pre-fail Always - 1558
4 Start_Stop_Count 0x0032 099 099 000 Old_age Always - 1227
5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 200 200 140 Pre-fail Always - 0
7 Seek_Error_Rate 0x000f 100 253 051 Pre-fail Always - 0
9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 096 096 000 Old_age Always - 3209
10 Spin_Retry_Count 0x0013 100 100 051 Pre-fail Always - 0
11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0012 100 100 051 Old_age Always - 0
12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 670
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 59
193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0032 186 186 000 Old_age Always - 42230
194 Temperature_Celsius 0x0022 103 099 000 Old_age Always - 44
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0
197 Current_Pending_Sector 0x0012 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable 0x0010 100 253 000 Old_age Offline - 0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count 0x003e 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate 0x0009 100 253 051 Pre-fail Offline - 0


And the smartctl --all /dev/sda gives

Code:
[root@localhost dev]# smartctl --all /dev/sda
smartctl version 5.38 [i386-redhat-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-8 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/                            

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family:     Western Digital Scorpio family
Device Model:     WDC WD1600BEVS-08RST2         
Serial Number:    WD-WXC508710579               
Firmware Version: 08.01G08                      
User Capacity:    160,041,885,696 bytes         
Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is:   7                                              
ATA Standard is:  Exact ATA specification draft version not indicated
Local Time is:    Wed Feb 18 23:20:01 2009 IST                       
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.           
SMART support is: Enabled                                            

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status:  (0x00) Offline data collection activity
                                        was never started.              
                                        Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Self-test execution status:      ( 244) Self-test routine in progress...       
                                        40% of test remaining.                 
Total time to complete Offline                                                 
data collection:                 (6780) seconds.                               
Offline data collection                                                        
capabilities:                    (0x7b) SMART execute Offline immediate.       
                                        Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
                                        Suspend Offline collection upon new         
                                        command.                                    
                                        Offline surface scan supported.             
                                        Self-test supported.                        
                                        Conveyance Self-test supported.             
                                        Selective Self-test supported.              
SMART capabilities:            (0x0003) Saves SMART data before entering            
                                        power-saving mode.                          
                                        Supports SMART auto save timer.             
Error logging capability:        (0x01) Error logging supported.                    
                                        General Purpose Logging supported.          
Short self-test routine                                                             
recommended polling time:        (   2) minutes.                                    
Extended self-test routine                                                          
recommended polling time:        (  87) minutes.                                    
Conveyance self-test routine                                                        
recommended polling time:        (   6) minutes.                                    
SCT capabilities:              (0x103f) SCT Status supported.                       
                                        SCT Feature Control supported.              
                                        SCT Data Table supported.                   

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:  
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x000f   200   200   051    Pre-fail  Always       -       1
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0003   188   187   021    Pre-fail  Always       -       1558
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   099   099   000    Old_age   Always       -       1227
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   200   200   140    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x000f   100   253   051    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   096   096   000    Old_age   Always       -       3209
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0013   100   100   051    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
 11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0012   100   100   051    Old_age   Always       -       0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       670
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       59
193 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0032   186   186   000    Old_age   Always       -       42230
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   103   099   000    Old_age   Always       -       44
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0012   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0010   100   253   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x003e   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate   0x0009   100   253   051    Pre-fail  Offline      -       0

SMART Error Log Version: 1
No Errors Logged

SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
No self-tests have been logged.  [To run self-tests, use: smartctl -t]


SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
 SPAN  MIN_LBA  MAX_LBA  CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
    1        0        0  Not_testing
    2        0        0  Not_testing
    3        0        0  Not_testing
    4        0        0  Not_testing
    5        0        0  Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
  After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.
Why is Load_Cycle_Count so high?? Does that mean my hard disk is failing. Does it have anything to do with Linux?
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