Attribute ID: 189 (0xBD)
Seagate, Western Digital
High Fly Writes S.M.A.R.T. parameter indicates the count of these errors detected over the lifetime of the drive. HDD producers implement a Fly Height Monitor that attempts to provide additional protections for write operations by detecting when a recording head is flying outside its normal operating range. If an unsafe fly height condition is encountered, the write process is stopped, and the information is rewritten or reallocated to a safe region of the hard drive.
This parameter is considered informational by the most hardware vendors. Although degradation of this parameter can be an indicator of drive aging and/or potential electromechanical problems, it does not directly indicate imminent drive failure. Regular backup is recommended. Pay closer attention to other parameters and overall drive health.
See also: S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring.