Package: smartmontools
Version: 6.5+svn4324-1
Severity: wishlist


Some time ago I received a replacement WD Green drive via RMA and forgot to set
the power settings. By default, those drives park heads after 8 seconds[1], but
that can easily be changed with a tools like 'idle3-tools'[2]. When I realized
my error a year later, the drive had more than 421,000 cycles. It is rated for
500,000 or so.

It would be nice if smartd's default configuration could send a brief warning
when attribute 193 (load cycle count) advances too quickly. I don't remember
the initial count on the refurbished drive and unfortunately cannot make a good
suggestion, but it should probably be something like 50,000 or lower in less
than a year. Thank you!

Best regards,

[1] hdparm(8), see description of '-J'

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.14.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8), 
LANGUAGE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages smartmontools depends on:
ii  debianutils          4.8.4
ii  init-system-helpers  1.51
ii  libc6                2.26-4
ii  libcap-ng0           0.7.7-3.1+b1
ii  libgcc1              1:7.2.0-19
ii  libselinux1          2.7-2+b1
ii  libstdc++6           7.2.0-19
ii  lsb-base             9.20170808

Versions of packages smartmontools recommends:
ii  mailutils [mailx]  1:3.4-1

Versions of packages smartmontools suggests:
ii  gsmartcontrol   1.1.3-1
ii  smart-notifier  0.28-5

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