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Diagnostic Tool - HDD Stress Test - stop it or let it continue?

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:58 am
by ug773
Hi,

When running the Hard Drive Stress Test, from the Diagnostic Tool app, should I wait for the program to show it has completed, or just stop it after some amount of time?

I have it running on a 4Tb drive, in a TS-231P unit. The first drive I had choked within 2 days, so I swapped out the drive, started the test and got involved in other things. At this point, 200+ hours later, it's still chugging along (with no complaints).

Thanks!
Gary

Re: Diagnostic Tool - HDD Stress Test - stop it or let it continue?

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:00 am
by dachikzuki
I don't have an answer, but it sounds like me right now. I feel like I'm watching a giraffe give birth.

Re: Diagnostic Tool - HDD Stress Test - stop it or let it continue?

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:46 am
by P3R
I've worked with IT for over 30 years and I've never had a reason to run a disk stress test.

1. Only use disks on the manufacturer compatibility list.
2. Choose a redundant disk configuration=RAID 1, 5, 10 or 6
3. Make sure you have a proper backup solution.
4. Use the gear.
5. Replace disks as they fail.

If you follow advice 1-3, steps 4 and 5 will work well.

If you don't follow 1 and 2 you will have problems. If you don't follow 3, you will eventually lose data and a disk stress test doesn't help.

Re: Diagnostic Tool - HDD Stress Test - stop it or let it continue?

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:17 am
by Ohmega-KTM
I also wonder if i should let the stress test run untill completion or simply stop it when i'm satisfied.

A pertinent answer would be appreciated.

Re: Diagnostic Tool - HDD Stress Test - stop it or let it continue?

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:51 pm
by JadedOmnivore
I am in the same position. I started the test with a message saying it would take a few hours, but now I am almost 44 hours into the test and it hasn't finished. I don't want to stop it if this will result in no report on the test.
I have 5 Seagate Ironwolf 4TB installed in a TS-563 in RAID 6 running 4.3.3. Build 0361. There is no data on the NAS yet as I wanted to run the test first to check the drives. The test appeared to run on drive 1 first for about 8 hours, then the LED switched to flashing on drive 2 for a similar time. I expected that once the procedure had run through all 5 disks it would finish and display a report. I am disappointed to see that disk 1 is flashing again now, as though it just keeps repeating the process and never ends. I'm happy to stop the test now, if I won't lose access to any report, but there is no indication about what to expect from the test or whether it has a scheduled end point.
Has anyone else run this test and manually stopped it and if so, did you receive a report?

Re: Diagnostic Tool - HDD Stress Test - stop it or let it continue?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:05 am
by flagator
JadedOmnivore wrote:I am in the same position. I started the test with a message saying it would take a few hours, but now I am almost 44 hours into the test and it hasn't finished. I don't want to stop it if this will result in no report on the test.
I have 5 Seagate Ironwolf 4TB installed in a TS-563 in RAID 6 running 4.3.3. Build 0361. There is no data on the NAS yet as I wanted to run the test first to check the drives. The test appeared to run on drive 1 first for about 8 hours, then the LED switched to flashing on drive 2 for a similar time. I expected that once the procedure had run through all 5 disks it would finish and display a report. I am disappointed to see that disk 1 is flashing again now, as though it just keeps repeating the process and never ends. I'm happy to stop the test now, if I won't lose access to any report, but there is no indication about what to expect from the test or whether it has a scheduled end point.
Has anyone else run this test and manually stopped it and if so, did you receive a report?

Looking for some info on this too. I just started it an hour or so ago but if it's still running in the morning I'm going to manually stop it. When you stopped the test did you still get the info you were looking for? Thanks.

Re: Diagnostic Tool - HDD Stress Test - stop it or let it continue?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:21 am
by flagator
I let it run for about 3.5 hours then manually stopped it. No report provided. Nothing. Nada. Restarted the test and the test running time reset to 0.000 hours.

Re: Diagnostic Tool - HDD Stress Test - stop it or let it continue?

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:17 am
by JadedOmnivore
I may be wrong, but I assume that you can let the test run for as long as you like and if nothing is reported, there were no problems found in that test period.
I think it ran for about 70 hours in the end with no issues (well, no reports of errors anyway).

Re: Diagnostic Tool - HDD Stress Test - stop it or let it continue?

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:44 am
by flagator
JadedOmnivore wrote:... I assume that you can let the test run for as long as you like and if nothing is reported, there were no problems found in that test period.

I think you're right. That makes sense. I let mine run overnight and then killed it and no report was provided. I guess no news is good news!

Re: Diagnostic Tool - HDD Stress Test - stop it or let it continue?

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:06 am
by dulcifium
Has anyone managed to complete a stess test? I just started mine 60 hours ago on a 32 TB volume and if it's goign to take the best part of a year I don't really see the point...

And where does it explain what everything means?
Disparity
UNC
Hard resetting link
Fake interrupts

I have 2 UNC at the moment.

Re: Diagnostic Tool - HDD Stress Test - stop it or let it continue?

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:46 am
by -DDD-
i have stopped my Test after 36 Hours, no further Information except this:
Stresstest wird ausgeführt
Disparität: 0
UNC: 0
Hart-Reset-Link: 0
Fake-Interrupts: 0
Laufzeit: 36.609 Hours

after it has stopped: Stresstest wird gestoppt in 2020-02-04 19:43:30

Maybe they should take a look at f3write/f3read.