9108: S.M.A.R.T. Attribute: Seek Time Performance

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Applies to: 

Operating Systems: 

Attribute ID: 8 (0x08)

Hard drives, supporting this attribute

Samsung, Seagate, IBM (Hitachi), Fujitsu, Maxtor, Western Digital


Seek Time Performance S.M.A.R.T. parameter indicates the average performance of seek operations of the hard disk’s magnetic heads.


Although this parameter is not considered critical by the most hardware vendors, degradation of this parameter may indicate electromechanical problems of the disk. Regular backup is recommended. If no other (critical) parameters report a problem, hardware replacement is recommended on mission critical systems only.

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See also: S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring.