I need some advice about a **3 year old TOSHIBA DT01ACA050** that I have that my dual boot OS is running on.
One has Win10 and the other one Ubuntu.
Yesterday when I ran my usual SMART diagnostic (CrystalDiskInfo) it showed over 6500 read error rate which made me panic but then when I closed it and reopened it, it showed 0 which was the usual value it shows.
Then I tried several different SMART diagnostic tools all show the same read error rate value which is 0 and they say it’s healthy, ran some tests they all pass.
Booted up Ubuntu and opened Disks and it also shows read error rate:0 and all hard drives are healthy, ran some tests in Ubuntu and they all pass.
Today I started GSmartControl and it’s showing
Number of Mechanical start failures : 14.
But the S.M.A.R.T. data is showing that it’s healthy.
Does anyone know what all this means ?
Also last year I bought a new **2TB Toshiba HDWD120** that I use for storage, All SMART diagnostics show that it’s healthy but GSmartControl again shows
Number of Mechanical Start Failures : 6
> Is “Number of Mechanical Start Failures ” an important metric because wouldn’t it somehow show up in SMART attributes and wouldn’t it warn me about it ?
> Is it maybe related to something else instead of hard drive failure because in the last 3 years we had some power outages and such or maybe it’s showing those times when I had to forcefully shut it down or something ?