Samsung HD501LJ soft read error rate

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    medbor THQ Noob

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    Hi all, just wanted to ask if anyone knows about 'soft read error rate' (call it SRER)?
    I have a Samsung HD501LJ which is about 30 months old. By chance last week I found the load/reload cycle error on my WD Green, and then made a screen shot of my SMART pages for all my harddrives. When today i looked to compare the data the problem with the WD was fixed, but i saw the SRER of my HD501LJ and found this thread:

    'Samsung HDDs repeated failures?' (Aug 26th, 09, 2:09 PM)

    When i update the smart info the SRER increases about 1000/sec and i have gotten a (one) raw read error rate error during this week. In total it has increased from 155974 (about 200K) to 407940469 (about 400000K i.e. 2000 times as much), and i have gotten, as i said, from 0 to 1 raw read errors. The worst temperature has been is 45C and the nominal temperature is 27-30C. During the writing of this last row it is now 408129662 and counting...

    I'm probably doing a back-up now :eek:
     

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    A lot of times systems use error correction to correct soft errors on the fly, but judging from the increae in the number of errors I would be backing up my data right now too.
     
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    That doesn't sound good. The screenshots don't reflect what you've mentioned though... The values are within normal ranges. Gets kinda hot though... I think backing up the data now would be a good idea indeed...
     
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    is 28C hot?
    are 408M read errors within normal limits on one week? There was only 150K on five years before that...
    It is labelled as always ok if you cant read my swedish ui, and if it was unclear the screenshots are from the same disc (one from thursday and one from today).
     
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    No, 28C is fine... 45 is kind of hot, is what I meant.
    Värdet är normalt, I assume, means "values are (within) normal (range)"... My Swedish is admittedly rusty... I am originally from Finland so we had to study Swedish...
    I think it's odd that you get 400 million read errors in a week and SMART still thinks the values are normal. I don't know what normal values are but even a million in a week would make me nervous.
     
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    found a samsung test utility, then im going to sleep ;)

    it 4am here :D
     
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    test util did not work (probably my 4gb ram, since it was dos bootable) now i think the smart has looped, since its just 18M again :|
     
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    My swedish is non-existant so I could only go off what you posted. But I did look at the screen shot and it looked pretty ;)

    But 28C is within normal temp range for a drive.
     
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