SSD not working properly

I have a Gloway FER240GS3-S7 disk installed in the system unit. GSmartControl gives information about what "Warning. Device does not support self-test logging
" is. Is there anything I can do about this, or is this a feature of this drive model?


https://susepaste.org/12572312
Sorry for bad english.

I assume smartctl is correctly identifying the drive and it is in the current database.

smartctl -P show /dev/sda

If the drive doesn’t support self-test logging then there isn’t really anything you can do about it…

smartctl 7.3 2022-02-28 r5338 [x86_64-linux-6.1.0-1-default] (SUSE RPM)
Copyright (C) 2002-22, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org

No presets are defined for this drive. Its identity strings:
MODEL: GLOWAY FER240GS3-S7
FIRMWARE: F3A1E158
do not match any of the known regular expressions.
Use -P showall to list all known regular expressions.
admin@ASRock-880GM-LE:~>

Never heard of Gloway. But it is normal that not all types and brands support all/ same features. Also smartctl database is not unlimited.

But based an the data in your picture i would recommend to make a backup of your data as fast as possible. It reports some strange values…

First I would update the smartctl database to the latest version:

https://www.smartmontools.org/wiki/Download#Updatethedrivedatabase

If the drive is still unsupported then you could submit the drive details for inclusion:

https://www.smartmontools.org/wiki/FAQ#MyATASATAdriveisnotinthesmartctlsmartddatabase

Not necessarily, as the drive is unsupported by the OP’s current database the information presented may not be correct.

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I always stay away from brand names I’ve never heard of which sound like they’ve come from some rando knock-off factory.

My system drive is a Western Digital Black M.2 MVNO, and all other SSDs I own are from Samsung. My flash drives are either from SanDisk or a major tech name brand.

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@Babylon5Nut likewise, I have switched to Silicon Power NVME’s in USB enclosures much quicker :wink: less than US$40 for 256GB, also have them in my desktops, USB ones just for data backup, the other for scratch data. likewise I’m a Western Digital fan for rotating rust and ssd’s.

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The easiest way to see if there is an issue is to run a dd on the drive - if it errors - then it is bad.

(assume that the ssd is /dev/sda)

dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/null status=progress