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OT: Hard drive warning at boot time

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Today, I am getting this message at boot time:

"Notice - HD self monitoring system has reported that a parameter has exceeded its normal operating range. Dell recommends that you back u your data regularly. A parameter out of range may or may not indicate a potential Hard. Press F1 to continue , F2 to enter setup"

Is there any reason to be worried about?

posted Jun 21, 2013 by anonymous

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For each drive on your system, try

 sudo smartctl -H /dev/sdx

where x=a,b,c,.... etc

If any indicate poor health, then use "--all" in place of -H

However, yeah, it's probably time to get a really good backup and price a replacement drive.

answer Jun 21, 2013 by anonymous
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