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WD Red 3TB ticking

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:18 pm
by beginner
All disks are functional and health shows as good. Not too sure what I'm looking for but I have noted very high start_stop_count and power_cycle_count numbers in 3 of 8 drives. Should I replace them?

Re: WD Red 3TB ticking

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:35 pm
by P3R
beginner wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:18 pm
All disks are functional and health shows as good. Not too sure what I'm looking for but I have noted very high start_stop_count and power_cycle_count numbers in 3 of 8 drives. Should I replace them?
It would be the easy and expensive way out.

I probably wouldn't replace them if they work okay but please define "very high start_stop_count and power_cycle_count numbers". Please post the typical values together with SMART ID #9 Power_On_Hours for one of the affected disks and as comparison, the same three values for a non-affected disk with similar Power_On_Hours. Also what RAID level are you using for the 8 disks?

I think I remember a small batch of NASWare 3.0 Reds having this issue. See this thread.

Re: WD Red 3TB ticking

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:55 pm
by dolbyman
needed to dig up a 2 year old thread for that?