NAS Project

I “recently” ordered (after doing some research) a Raidsonic Icybox NAS (full model: IB-NAS4220-B). I chose it because of:

  • gigabit ethernet port
  • dual disk support with JBOD/Mirror/Stripe
  • runs linux
  • Samba/NFS/FTP/iTunes server
  • community site http://www.nas-4220.org/
  • low power consumtion
  • quiet

The NAS arrived a week ago, and I ordered two Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750gb disks (model: ST3750640AS) to go in it. I prefer seagate for the 5 years of warranty they give on their disks. They arrived two days ago.

Unfortunately, after initial stress tests I got the following SMART errors (using smartctl, part of the wonderful smartmontools) on one of the disks:

SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: FAILED!
Drive failure expected in less than 24 hours. SAVE ALL DATA.
See vendor-specific Attribute list for failed Attributes.

The vendor-specific Attribute is:

ID#ATTRIBUTE_NAMEFLAGVALUEWORSTTHRESHTYPEUPDATEDWHEN_FAILEDRAW_VALUE
10Spin_Retry_Count0x0013069069097Pre-failAlwaysFAILING_NOW0

which isn’t very healthy :(

The disk is packed up and ready to be shipped back to the store…

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