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S.M.A.R.T. attribute definitions

Raw Read Error Rate - Attribute information

Attribute Name:

Raw Read Error Rate

Attribute ID:



This attribute value depends of read errors, disk surface condition and indicates the rate of hardware read errors that occurred when reading data from a disk surface. Lower values indicate that there is a problem with either disk surface or read/write heads.



Hard drives that support this attribute:

Samsung, Seagate, IBM (Hitachi), Fujitsu, Maxtor, WD (Western Digital)

Software that supports this attribute:

ActiveSMART, by Ariolic Software

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What is the S.M.A.R.T. attribute?
The S.M.A.R.T. attributes are specific properties (parameters) of various parts of a disk. S.M.A.R.T. uses attributes to monitor the disk condition and to analyze its reliability (e.g.: the "Temperature" attribute indicates the temperature of the hard disk, the "Power-On Hours" attribute indicates the count of hours in a power-on state, etc.) Various manufacturers may use different sets of attributes.

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Modern hard disks support a self-monitoring technology called S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology). This technology allows you to monitor the important parts of hard drives, warning you if their condition is getting worse and data loss is possible. However, in order to use this information, you will need special software which can collect and process it. Active SMART is intended for just this purpose.
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S.M.A.R.T. attributes listed in the Active SMART attribute definitions list

Raw Read Error Rate
Througput Performance
Spin Up Time
Start/Stop Count
Reallocated Sector Count
Read Channel Margin
Seek Error Rate
Seek Time Performance
Power On Hours Count
Spin Retry Count
Recalibration Retries
Device Power Cycle Count
Soft Read Error Rate
G-Sense Error Rate
Power-Off Retract Cycle
Load/Unload Cycle Count
Reallocation Events Count
Current Pending Sector Count
Uncorrectable Sector Count
UltraDMA CRC Error Rate
Write Error Rate
Disk Shift
Loaded Hours
Load/Unload Retry Count
Load Friction
Load-in Time
Torque Amplification Count
GMR Head Amplitude


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