9151: S.M.A.R.T. Attribute: Load Friction

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Applies to: 

Operating Systems: 

Attribute ID: 224 (0xE0)

Hard drives, supporting this attribute

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

Description

Load Friction S.M.A.R.T. parameter indicates the rate of friction between mechanical parts of the hard disk. The increasing value means there is a problem with the mechanical subsystem of the drive.

Recommendations

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.

More information

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

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