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Remco's avatar
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Dec 13, 2011

disk errors, how to determine which slot

I recently uploaded a qkview file into iHeatlh and found out there were several errors in the logs concerning disk /dev/sdb.


Below the messages reported in iHealth.



Errors were found for the following devices: /dev/sdb



Additional Information The /var/log/kern.log.1_transformed file contains 18 '{ DRDY ERR }' messages.





crit smartd[4902]: Device: /dev/sdb, 1 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors




According to iHealth we needed to RMA the disk, which we did and we received a new disk.


The problem now is how can we determine in which slot the disk /dev/sdb is located.



We tried several linux commands from the CLI but couldn't find a relation between sdb and slot or serial nr.



Who's knows how to find out which disk to pull?


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  • Remco's avatar
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    Google is our friend :)



    A colleague found the following command:



    [root@xxxxxxx:Active] config smartctl -i /dev/sdb


    smartctl version 5.38 [i686-redhat-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-8 Bruce Allen


    Home page is





    Device Model: WDC WD1003FBYX-01Y7B0


    Serial Number: WD-WCAW32245247


    Firmware Version: 01.01V01


    User Capacity: 1,000,204,886,016 bytes


    Device is: Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall]


    ATA Version is: 8


    ATA Standard is: Exact ATA specification draft version not indicated


    Local Time is: Tue Dec 13 14:17:11 2011 CET


    SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.


    SMART support is: Enabled





    Problem solved.