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aa17
Beginner
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Intel 520 Series SSD failing?

I am having some problems with my (Linux) machine and they might be related to the SSD. I ran smartctl to check the drives and some results worry me.

 

First the "power on hours" is over 900000. Second, the "uncorrectable error count" is over 135 million and rising. Is it an indication my drive is failing or is smartctl interpreting data wrong? Also, how can I test my SSD?

 

See below the complete output.

 

 

 

smartctl 6.2 2013-07-26 r3841 [x86_64-linux-2.6.32-358.18.1.el6.x86_64] (local build)

Copyright (C) 2002-13, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===

Model Family: Intel 520 Series SSDs

Device Model: INTEL SSDSC2CW120A3

Serial Number: CVCV320302D3120BGN

LU WWN Device Id: 5 5cd2e4 0002581bf

Firmware Version: 400i

User Capacity: 120,034,123,776 bytes [120 GB]

Sector Size: 512 bytes logical/physical

Rotation Rate: Solid State Device

Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]

ATA Version is: ACS-2 T13/2015-D revision 3

SATA Version is: SATA 3.0, 6.0 Gb/s (current: 6.0 Gb/s)

Local Time is: Sat Jul 19 13:41:07 2014 BRT

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: (0x02) Offline data collection activity

was completed without error.

Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.

Self-test execution status: ( 0) The previous self-test routine completed

without error or no self-test has ever

been run.

Total time to complete Offline

data collection: ( 1465) seconds.

Offline data collection

capabilities: (0x7f) SMART execute Offline immediate.

Auto Offline data collection on/off support.

Abort 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: ( 1) minutes.

Extended self-test routine

recommended polling time: ( 48) minutes.

Conveyance self-test routine

recommended polling time: ( 2) minutes.

SCT capabilities: (0x0021) SCT Status supported.

SCT Data Table supported.

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10

Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:

ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE

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Jose_H_Intel1
Employee
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I understand your concern in regards of the SMART Attributes (09h/BBh).

Please refer to the following document for more information:

http://www.intel.com/support/ssdc/hpssd/sb/CS-034131.htm Intel® High Performance Solid-State Drives — Intel® Solid-State Drive Toolbox SMART Attributes FAQs

If by any chance you have a Windows* installed, you may test the drive with the https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18455 Intel® SSD Toolbox.

aa17
Beginner
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Thank you for your answer. It turns out that the problem was with the RAM and not the SSD.

I have another question: in the above it says:

SMART Error Log not supported

SMART Self-test Log not supported

So when I run the self-tests I can't see the result. How do I run the self-tests (and see the results) in Linux?

CFran6
Novice
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A late reply: Try "smartctl -x" instead of "-a".

The 520 and various other Intel SSDs do not support the old (not 48-bit LBA capable) SMART logs but the new ("extended") logs.

The Power-on Hours counter in the ATA Device Statstics log should report a reasonable value. See related entry on https://www.smartmontools.org/wiki/FAQ http://www.smartmontools.org/wiki/FAQ for a sample output.

Jose_H_Intel1
Employee
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I am sorry for my delayed response. I am afraid I am not a Linux* user but perhaps other community members will be able to help you. You may also try using the community of your Linux* distribution.

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