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Re: Software RAID (was [OT] 19"/2U Cases)

also sprach Michael Loftis <mloftis@modwest.com> [2007.08.30.2032 +0200]:
> Have you seen SMART successfully predict or even notice an issue in 
> production?  We have drives go out all the time, many/most with SMART 
> monitoring and smartd enabled, but never have we had SMART notice anything 
> going wrong.  And I'm talking more than just single read errors, drives that 
> became complete bricks without warning from SMART.  I don't have much faith 
> in it as I've not yet seen it work and predict any failure at all.

Ever since I've instituted smartd on all my machines (about 3 years
ago), I've only ever *re*actively replaced a RAID drive once. All
the other times, I *pro*actively replaced it after smartd spat out

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