Seek Error Rate

Seek Error Rate Attribute information

Attribute Name:

Seek Error Rate

Attribute ID:



Rate of seek errors of the magnetic heads. If there is a failure in the mechanical positioning system, a servo damage or a thermal widening of the hard disk, seek errors arise. More seek errors indicates a worsening condition of a disk surface and the disk mechanical subsystem.



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 hard drive. 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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