1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 11, 2011 5:50 AM by koitsu

    184 End-to-End S.M.A.R.T error

    HeadHunter

      Hi.

      Since some time, S.M.A.R.T error started to appear during the initialization of BIOS.

       

      HDD(Intel X25-M) self-tests completed without errors.

      How can I remove this message? In the BIOS of my laptop(ASUS Ul50Vt, AMI Bios) there is no option to turn off smart check.

      Thanks.

       

      PS.
      Details from SMART:

       

      ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
        3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0020   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
        4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0030   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
        5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       1
        9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       1795
      12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       500
      192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       110
      225 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0030   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       20878
      226 Load-in_Time            0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       14845615
      227 Torq-amp_Count          0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
      228 Power-off_Retract_Count 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       1035618455
      232 Available_Reservd_Space 0x0033   100   100   010    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
      233 Media_Wearout_Indicator 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
      184 End-to-End_Error        0x0033   081   081   090    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 19
        • 1. Re: 184 End-to-End S.M.A.R.T error
          koitsu

          SMART attribute 184 (end-to-end error) indicates that the drive's on-PCB cache is going bad.  The attribute is used to compare parity data between the original piece of data sent by the controller (in your PC/system) and the drive itself.  This is not "bad system RAM", this is not "a bad motherboard", this is not "bad NAND flash on the SSD".  It's bad cache on the SSD.

           

          You cannot "remove the message" -- it's a hard indicator that your drive is beginning to fail (specifically the cache on the drive).  You cannot "clear errors" in SMART.

           

          Back up whatever data you can (unless you do periodic backups, in which case you should be okay / you can just restore from those), hope for the best, and file an RMA with Intel for your SSD.  It needs to be replaced entirely.

           

          Let this be a note to all readers -- SSDs can fail just like mechanical hard disks.  They just fail in different ways than what people have historically come to expect.  Please do backups regularly, regardless if you use an SSD or a mechanical HDD.  Anything can fail (including your car!  :-) ).

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