9140: S.M.A.R.T. Attribute: Soft ECC Correction

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Applies to: 

Operating Systems: 

Attribute ID: 204 (0xCC)

Hard drives, supporting this attribute

Samsung, Seagate, IBM (Hitachi), Fujitsu (not all models), Maxtor, Western Digital (not all models)


Soft ECC Correction S.M.A.R.T. parameter indicates the number of errors corrected by the internal error correction mechanism.


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.

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