[Novalug] Hard Disk Sentinel
jhart at kevla.org
Tue Apr 3 22:04:37 EDT 2012
Anyone used this or have experience with it?
Hard Disk Sentinel: http://www.hdsentinel.com/ [hdsentinel.com] is a great tool
They even have a free Linux client. What it does over SMART is that it takes
the SMART data and weights them according to indications of failure, then
gives you a score of 0-100 (100 being great, 0 being dead) as to how healthy
the drive is. We use this extensively and have created NAGIOS scripts that
monitor the output. Generally, if a drive has a score of 65 or higher, I will
generally continue using it (pretty much all my setups are RAID 10 or RAID 6).
If the score starts dropping rapidly (a few points every day, even if it
started high) or gets below 65 or so, I go ahead and replace it. It has helped
out a bunch.
Was interested in seeing if there was a script based app that run a diag or
capture log errors, real-time on drives.
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