9144: S.M.A.R.T. Attribute: Spin Buzz

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Applies to: 

Operating Systems: 

Attribute ID: 208 (0xD0)

Hard drives, supporting this attribute

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


Spin Buzz S.M.A.R.T. parameter indicates the number of retries during spin up because of low current available.


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.