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Old September 19th 09, 11:35 PM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Rod Speed
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Default I think I've solved my Spin Retry Count problem

Yousuf Khan wrote
Rod Speed wrote
YKhan wrote
Arno wrote


But my theory would be auto-spin and if a command
arrives before spin-up is complete, have the spin-problem.
It may just be that it now has more time to complete
spin-up before it needs to answer requests.


Exactly what I was thinking.


Thats still not going to result in an extra spin retry in the SMART stats.


And why not?


Because spin retry counts are THE DRIVE trying to the spin up the
drive and finding that the drive doesnt spin up when its supposed to.

The bios seeing that the drive isnt ready doesnt result in
an increase in the spin retry count in the SMART stats.