I have bought 8 HUH721212AL5200 12TB SAS drives, and 3 where giving off SMART errors so bad, the Dell PERC controller flat out refused to use them, they where RMA’d and replaced after inspection.
The 3 new drives have now been installed, and one is immediately starting out with the same errors, and another of the not RMA’ed disks, is now starting to report the same errors.
Is anyone familiar with these drives, I am hard pressed to believe what I am experiencing here.
From the original SMART output…
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Vendor: HGST Product: HUH721212AL5200 Revision: A925 Compliance: SPC-4 User Capacity: 12.000.138.625.024 bytes [12,0 TB] Logical block size: 512 bytes Physical block size: 4096 bytes LU is fully provisioned Rotation Rate: 7200 rpm Form Factor: 3.5 inches Logical Unit id: 0x5000cca291483e00 Serial number: ********* Device type: disk Transport protocol: SAS (SPL-3) Local Time is: Tue Oct 13 00:25:37 2020 CEST SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability. SMART support is: Enabled Temperature Warning: Enabled === START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION === SMART Health Status: FIRMWARE IMPENDING FAILURE SEEK ERROR RATE TOO HIGH [asc=5d, ascq=63] Current Drive Temperature: 32 C Drive Trip Temperature: 85 C Manufactured in week 17 of year 2020 Specified cycle count over device lifetime: 50000 Accumulated start-stop cycles: 19 Specified load-unload count over device lifetime: 600000 Accumulated load-unload cycles: 29 Elements in grown defect list: 0
And errors after running test…
Error counter log: Errors Corrected by Total Correction Gigabytes Total ECC rereads/ errors algorithm processed uncorrected fast | delayed rewrites corrected invocations [10^9 bytes] errors read: 0 0 0 0 2965 1109,600 0 write: 0 0 0 0 33 0,023 0 verify: 0 0 0 0 621 0,003 0 Non-medium error count: 0 SMART Self-test log Num Test Status segment LifeTime LBA_first_err [SK ASC ASQ] Description number (hours) # 1 Background short Failed in segment --> 3 17 - [- - -] # 2 Background short Failed in segment --> 3 17 - [- - -] # 3 Background short Failed in segment --> 3 17 - [- - -]
Edit: removed markdown formatting, and made it more code-like instead.
Edit2: removed disk serial number.