[smartmontools-support] Lowest Fixed Version? Long test never finishes on WDC WD40NMZW-11GX6S1

ItAint MeBabe itaintmebabe00 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 00:10:48 CET 2018

I'm using an old version of smartctl ("smartctl 6.2 2013-07-26 r3841
[x86_64-linux-3.13.0-142-generic] (local build)"  - this is what's
current on Ubuntu 14.04)

I am wondering if there is a newer version that addresses this issue,
and if so, what version this was fixed in?  I'm hoping to find that on
a Live Linux disk somewhere.

I see this model,  WDC WD40NMZW-11GX6S1 listed in the latest
drivedb.h, line 3865.

This is similar to issue reported in:


The short test works fine in about 2 minutes.  The long test always
says it's 90% remaining, and although the estimated time is 43
minutes, the test still has 90% remaining after 8 hours.

(The WDC Windows tool estimates 160 hours - but I believe that it is
*not* doing the actual S.M.ART test, because it is continuously
reading 7MB/s from the drive.  It might be qucker if I wasn't using it
thorugh USB 2 in a Windows VM, but as I said, it's not even a SMART

My current version of smartmontools;

# smartctl --version
smartctl 6.2 2013-07-26 r3841 [x86_64-linux-3.13.0-142-generic] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-13, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org

smartctl comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free
software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under
the terms of the GNU General Public License; either
version 2, or (at your option) any later version.
See http://www.gnu.org for further details.

smartmontools release 6.2 dated 2013-07-26 at 17:38:20 UTC
smartmontools SVN rev 3841 dated 2013-07-26 at 17:38:57
smartmontools build host: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
smartmontools build configured: 2014-02-28 12:32:43 UTC
smartctl compile dated Feb 28 2014 at 12:32:59
smartmontools configure arguments:  '--prefix=/usr'
'--sysconfdir=/etc' '--mandir=/usr/share/man'
'--with-initscriptdir=no' '--with-docdir=/usr/share/doc/smartmontools'
'--enable-drivedb' '--enable-savestates' '--enable-attributelog'
'--with-drivedbdir=/var/lib/smartmontools/drivedb' '--with-selinux'
'CXXFLAGS=-fsigned-char -Wall -O2' 'CFLAGS=-fsigned-char -Wall -O2'
[20180228-164731CST root at srvr1:/var/lib/smartmontools/drivedb ]

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