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

On Thu, 2007-08-30 at 21:03 +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> 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
> errors.
I must admit that I too have had good success with using smartd. It has
warned me on all but 2 occassions of failures.

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