Saturday, 20 September 2014

Graphing HDD health with smartctl

I proudly built myself a front door for my TV cabinet recently - the very same TV cabinet that houses my NAS. Two weeks later and two crashes of my NAS box (that coincidentally uses my drives for swap), I discover 2 of my 4 HDD's had started giving errors, one had completely died. Turns out this thing called "ventilation" is important after all! *shrugs*