RESEARCH :: My Lab HDD and SSD logs for research

Written by: Kiran Kankipati
Published: 21-May-2016

ID Mfd on Purchased on Expired on Form factor Type Speed MB/s S.M.A.R.T. Power_On_Hours Capacity Specs, Details Purchased for/in Now installed in Model Number Serial Number Updated on
111-Apr-20164-Aug-20163.5"NAS HDD2324TBSeagate 4TB NAS HDD DriveNETGEAR RN104 ReadyNASSlot-4 NETGEAR RN104 ReadyNASST4000VN000W301AZC619-Mar-2017
101-Feb-20158-May-20153.5"Desktop HDD4303TBSeagate 3TB BarracudaNETGEAR RN104 ReadyNASSlot-2 NETGEAR RN104 ReadyNASST3000DM001Z1F5Z7KF19-Mar-2017
91-Oct-201411-Dec-20143.5"Desktop HDD5262TBToshiba 2TBNETGEAR RN104 ReadyNASSlot-3 NETGEAR RN104 ReadyNASDT01ACA200X4BVXE5KS TZ519-Mar-2017
822-Jan-201412-May-20142.5"Laptop HDD111.0745741TBToshiba 1TBHP Envy 15-J111TX LaptopSlot-1 NETGEAR RN104 ReadyNASMQ01ABD10019-Mar-2017
716-Apr-20137-Dec-20132.5"Laptop HDD113.9954941TBWestern Digital Blue MobileDell 15R 5537 LaptopCore-i7 5820K DesktopWDC WD10JPVX-75JC3T0WX81EB2TH77319-Mar-2017
527-Jul-200918-Aug-20093.5"Desktop HDD108.64587500GBSeagate 500GB Barracuda 7200 RPMarchive backup - The Linux ChannelST3500418AS9VM2RNTK16-Oct-2016
418-Mar-20092.5"Laptop HDD69.0013736320GBSeagate 320GB Momentus 5400.6Ext USB enclosureDell LaptopST9320325AS5VE1CJAF19-Mar-2017
319-Apr-20092.5"Laptop HDD55.53729250GBWD Blue 250GB ScorpioAcer Aspire 4810T LaptopHP LaptopWD2500BEVTWXE409JH224919-Mar-2017
221-Apr-20152.5"Laptop SSD513.35768128GBTranscend 128GBCore-i7 5820K DesktopCeleron 1037U Mini-PCTS128GSSD370C07094-674526-Feb-2017
11-Oct-20148-Oct-2014mSATAmSATA SSD146.70Not Available32GBKingFast 32GBCeleron 1037U Mini-PCnot in useF2M 32GBNAG3257GG10846-Oct-2016
627-Dec-200912-Dec-201012-Apr-20153.5"Desktop HDD14631TBWestern Digital Caviar Green 1TBShark PC buildlater for archive, etcWDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1WD-WCAV563368896-Oct-2016

Here is a complete log of my hard-disk drives (HDD) and SSD drives which I maintain in Google drive. These I use for my home (or my family generic use) as well for my development and test devices as well a part of my home lab. I maintain a detailed log this way to monitor the failure rate of these storage devices. Since it is not just hard-disks which fail unexpectedly even SSDs are prone to fail. And in the case of mSATA and M.2 SSD drives since the board is exposed, it may fail sometimes due to mishandling (such as static) or due to any liquid spills. There are cases SSD may fail due to over-heating too due to various heat generating components at its vicinity.

The other reason I main this log is to also monitor the technological advancements in the storage technology. Its not about when Seagate or Western Digital (WD) or Samsung released their latest high-capacity harddrives or SSDs. Its all about when these new latest drives will become eventually affordable and get commonly used and as well to monitor when the older drive technologies (or capacities) will get obsolete. For example a 1TB 3.5'' internal desktop harddisk is obsolete. Where as one can still find 1TB internal 2.5'' laptop harddrive. But on the other hand a 1TB SSD drive is still quite expensive and the SSD market is not that mature yet to completely replace HDD.

As you can see, I maintain details of the drives which are still in use and are in working condition and the drives which are expired (or in other words failed). But it is important to make a note that the duration between the manufacture date (and purchase date) and expired date has nothing to do much in terms of accessing the drive's reliability. For example my WD Green 1TB WD10EARS 3.5'' drive I rarely used and it failed quite prematurely. It started producing weird disk-errors and S.M.A.R.T. errors and eventually failed to respond completely. I barely used this drive. Later I discovered this drive is quite prone to error and many users as well Backblaze already reported about it.

My first hard-disk I bought is a Seagate 10GB drive when I am studying at college. Ever since I got many hard-drives and these are missing in this log. I just got an idea to main this log quite recently and I started preparing this complete Google drive sheet and populated all my existing hard-drives and SSDs which I have it at my home (and my home lab).

In case if you are interested getting S.M.A.R.T. attributes of your HDD and or SSD drive, here is my video log of the same. You can capture these attributes both via Linux Disks GUI tool as well smartctl command line tool as discussed below:

VLOG - Logging Harddisk S.M.A.R.T. attributes - Power On Hours

And in case if you are having issues or some inconsistency (such as file corruption, excess read leatency, etc) you can monitor and detect a failing HDD or SSD in Linux as discussed in my video log below:

VLOG - Detect and Monitor Failing Harddrive in Linux

Thank you, Kiran

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