Changes between Version 49 and Version 50 of FAQ


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Timestamp:
07/13/2014 02:33:46 PM (5 years ago)
Author:
Christian Franke
Comment:

Add info about interrupted long self-tests

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     374=== Why are long self-tests keep getting interrupted? ===
     375
     376The host may send a standby command to the drive after some time of I/O inactivity.
     377This also aborts any running self-test.
     378The self-test log then reports {{{Aborted by host}}} or {{{Interrupted (host reset)}}} as status.
     379This is typical for drives behind USB bridges.
     380
     381As a workaround, run some tool or script which perform periodic low volume read accesses.
     382See [http://sourceforge.net/p/smartmontools/mailman/message/32461042/ this thread]
     383on smartmontools-support mailing list for an example.
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    374387=== Where can I find manufacturer-specific disk-testing utilities? ===
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