[GRLUG] HP workstation hardware issue

Grand Rapids Linux Users Group grlug at grlug.org
Mon Apr 1 13:16:18 EDT 2019

100 is 100% (for Samsung drives, at least, which most likely yours is), so it should be fine.

Not sure how much you have into the HP machine, but I’ve been using the ThinkCentres, which you can buy used at NewEgg / Tiger / Amazon for around $500 for an i7 sandy bridge quad core and 16/32G RAM.  If you need a gaming rig, it’s a little underpowered, but for running ubuntu with VirtualBox VMs, they’re pretty decent.



> On 2019-04 -01, at 10:00, Grand Rapids Linux Users Group <grlug at grlug.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 01, 2019 at 09:19:42AM -0700, Grand Rapids Linux Users Group wrote:
>> That motherboard does sound suspect.
>> Have you checked wearing level on your SSDs?  They don’t last forever:
>> sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda|grep -i wear
>> Replace sda with the drive device you’re checking.
> The drive is less than a year old, so I really hope that's not it.
> Nonetheless, here's the output:
> root at presbyter:jtr 🚴  smartctl -a /dev/sdc | grep -i wear
> 233 Media_Wearout_Indicator 0x0013   100   100   000    Pre-fail  Always       -       2622
> (And yes, that bicycle emoji is part of my prompt. It looks much better
> in a Linux terminal on my Pixelbook as it's full-color.)
> The "-" is in the "WHEN_FAILED" column. 
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