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Research :: My Lab HDD and SSD logs for research

Written by: Kiran Kankipati - Published: 21-May-2016

 

Working Drives:

ID Mfd on Purchased on Expired on Form factor Type Speed MB/s S.M.A.R.T. Power_On_Hours Capacity Specs, Details Purchased for/in Now installed in Model Number Serial Number Updated on
15 2016 3-Oct-2017 2.5" Laptop SSD 538.64 119 128GB Transcend 128GB Warranty Replacement for SSD ID: 2 Dell Laptop TS128GSSD370 D434540291 2017-11-07 20:41:02
14 18-Oct-2008 N.A 2.5" Laptop HDD 64.48 208 320GB WD 320GB Salvaged from old 2008 USB External Drive
Western Digital WD My Passport Essential 320GB WD3200MEW-00
NOT IN USE WDC WD3200BMVS-11F9S0 WD-WXE108T34213 2017-10-17 21:17:31
11 1-Apr-2016 4-Aug-2016 3.5" NAS HDD 160.41 585 4TB Seagate 4TB NAS HDD Drive NETGEAR RN104 ReadyNAS Slot-4 NETGEAR RN104 ReadyNAS ST4000VN000-1H4168 W301AZC6 2017-10-18 07:49:57
9 1-Oct-2014 11-Dec-2014 3.5" Desktop HDD 162.72 891 2TB Toshiba 2TB NETGEAR RN104 ReadyNAS Slot-3 NETGEAR RN104 ReadyNAS TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 X4BVXE5KS TZ5 2017-10-18 07:52:14
10 1-Feb-2015 8-May-2015 3.5" Desktop HDD 182.42 974 3TB Seagate 3TB Barracuda NETGEAR RN104 ReadyNAS Slot-1 NETGEAR RN104 ReadyNAS ST3000DM001-1CH166 Z1F5Z7KF 2017-10-18 07:53:11
13 17-Feb-2017 14-Apr-2017 3.5" Desktop HDD 150.64 1,828 3TB Western Digital Blue 5400 RPM Archive/snapshot off-line backup of NAS Archive/snapshot off-line backup of NAS,
Intel Core-i7 5820K Desktop
WDC WD30EZRZ-00Z5HB0 WD-WCC4N4HE8UKH 2017-11-07 12:45:15
1 1-Oct-2014 8-Oct-2014 mSATA mSATA SSD 146.70 2,434 32GB KingFast 32GB Celeron 1037U Mini-PC NOT IN USE F2M 32GB NAG3257GG1084 2017-11-07 20:32:10
5 27-Jul-2009 18-Aug-2009 3.5" Desktop HDD 123.33 4,723 500GB Seagate 500GB Barracuda 7200 RPM Generic Desktop Slot-2 NETGEAR RN104 ReadyNAS ST3500418AS 9VM2RNTK 2017-10-18 07:52:43
3 19-Apr-2009 2009 2.5" Laptop HDD 55.50 4,744 250GB WD Blue 250GB Scorpio Acer Aspire 4810T Laptop HP Laptop WDC WD2500BEVT-22ZCT0 WD-WXE409JH2249 2017-11-07 20:35:03
8 22-Jan-2014 12-May-2014 2.5" Laptop HDD 111.07 4,883 1TB Toshiba 1TB HP Envy 15-J111TX Laptop Archive/snapshot off-line backup of NAS TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100 14M2S5H4S 2017-10-18 12:15:06
7 16-Apr-2013 7-Dec-2013 2.5" Laptop HDD 113.99 7,670 1TB Western Digital Blue Mobile Dell 15R 5537 Laptop Intel Core-i7 5820K Desktop WDC WD10JPVX-75JC3T0 WX81EB2TH773 2017-11-07 12:44:45


Expired Drives:

ID Mfd on Purchased on Expired on Form factor Type Speed MB/s S.M.A.R.T. Power_On_Hours Capacity Specs, Details Purchased for/in Last/Now installed in Model Number Serial Number Updated on
12 12-Jun-2016 10-Apr-2017 10-Apr-2017 3.5" NAS HDD Not Available 0 4TB Seagate 4TB NAS HDD Drive NETGEAR RN104 ReadyNAS Slot-2 NETGEAR RN104 ReadyNAS
(factory defect and returned back to Amazon for refund)
ST4000VN000 WDH032KM 2017-10-17 21:01:23
2 21-Apr-2015 13-Jun-2017 2.5" Laptop SSD 513.35 788 128GB Transcend 128GB Core-i7 5820K Desktop Core-i7 5820K Desktop - Video production (failed prematurely RMA - Got replacement SSD ID: 15) TS128GSSD370 C07094-6745 2017-10-17 19:53:16
6 27-Dec-2009 12-Dec-2010 12-Apr-2015 3.5" Desktop HDD Not Available 1,463 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Shark PC build Offline Archive WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1 WD-WCAV56336889 2017-10-17 20:08:03
4 18-Mar-2009 27-Mar-2017 2.5" Laptop HDD 69.00 13,763 320GB Seagate 320GB Momentus 5400.6 Ext USB enclosure Dell Laptop ST9320325AS 5VE1CJAF 2017-10-29 10:41:15


Total S.M.A.R.T. Power_On_Hours:

Working Drives Expired Drives Combined
11 Drives (29,059 Hrs, Avg: 2,642 Hrs)4 Drives (16,014 Hrs, Avg: 4,004 Hrs)15 Drives (45,073 Hrs, Avg: 3,005 Hrs)

Here is a complete log of my hard-disk drives (HDD) and SSD drives which I maintain in Google drive. These I use for my home (or my family generic use) as well for my development and test devices as well a part of my home lab. I maintain a detailed log this way to monitor the failure rate of these storage devices. Since it is not just hard-disks which fail unexpectedly even SSDs are prone to fail. And in the case of mSATA and M.2 SSD drives since the board is exposed, it may fail sometimes due to mishandling (such as static) or due to any liquid spills. There are cases SSD may fail due to over-heating too due to various heat generating components at its vicinity.

The other reason I main this log is to also monitor the technological advancements in the storage technology. Its not about when Seagate or Western Digital (WD) or Samsung released their latest high-capacity harddrives or SSDs. Its all about when these new latest drives will become eventually affordable and get commonly used and as well to monitor when the older drive technologies (or capacities) will get obsolete. For example a 1TB 3.5'' internal desktop harddisk is obsolete. Where as one can still find 1TB internal 2.5'' laptop harddrive. But on the other hand a 1TB SSD drive is still quite expensive and the SSD market is not that mature yet to completely replace HDD.

As you can see, I maintain details of the drives which are still in use and are in working condition and the drives which are expired (or in other words failed). But it is important to make a note that the duration between the manufacture date (and purchase date) and expired date has nothing to do much in terms of accessing the drive's reliability. For example my WD Green 1TB WD10EARS 3.5'' drive I rarely used and it failed quite prematurely. It started producing weird disk-errors and S.M.A.R.T. errors and eventually failed to respond completely. I barely used this drive. Later I discovered this drive is quite prone to error and many users as well Backblaze already reported about it.

My first hard-disk I bought is a Seagate 10GB drive when I am studying at college. Ever since I got many hard-drives and these are missing in this log. I just got an idea to main this log quite recently and I started preparing this complete Google drive sheet and populated all my existing hard-drives and SSDs which I have it at my home (and my home lab).

In case if you are interested getting S.M.A.R.T. attributes of your HDD and or SSD drive, here is my video log of the same. You can capture these attributes both via Linux Disks GUI tool as well smartctl command line tool as discussed below:

VLOG - Logging Harddisk S.M.A.R.T. attributes - Power On Hours

And in case if you are having issues or some inconsistency (such as file corruption, excess read leatency, etc) you can monitor and detect a failing HDD or SSD in Linux as discussed in my video log below:

VLOG - Detect and Monitor Failing Harddrive in Linux



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