[Smartmontools-database] two new HDDs: Number of Mechanical Start Failures: 6

Christian Franke Christian.Franke at t-online.de
Mon Nov 7 10:31:01 CET 2022


serando via Smartmontools-database wrote:
> I have bought a new HDD. According to GSmartControl there is a lack:

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> "Number of Mechanical Start Failures: 6"
> Quote: "|0x03 0x030 4 6 --- Number of Mechanical Start Failures"|

Please do not provide such small snippets without context (smartctl 
version number and platform, disk identity, ...). Provide a 'smartctl 
-x' output as an attachment, add '-q noserial' if desired.

> So I have sent this drive back and got a replacement.
> Then I have tested also the replacement. Result: Same issue:
> Number of Mechanical Start Failures: 6

If this number does not increase over time this is possibly a harmless 
firmware bug (e.g. wrong initialization during production).

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