Intel 530 SSD 120GB

Check SDD info and TRIM support on the drive;

hdparm -I /dev/sda

/dev/sda:

ATA device, with non-removable media
    Model Number:       INTEL SSDSC2BW120A4                     
    Serial Number:      CVDA4020064B1207GN  
    Firmware Revision:  DC32    
    Transport:          Serial, ATA8-AST, SATA 1.0a, SATA II Extensions, SATA Rev 2.5, SATA Rev 2.6, SATA Rev 3.0
Standards:
    Used: unknown (minor revision code 0xffff) 
    Supported: 9 8 7 6 5 
    Likely used: 9
Configuration:
    Logical        max    current
    cylinders    16383    16383
    heads        16    16
    sectors/track    63    63
    --
    CHS current addressable sectors:   16514064
    LBA    user addressable sectors:  234441648
    LBA48  user addressable sectors:  234441648
    Logical  Sector size:                   512 bytes
    Physical Sector size:                   512 bytes
    Logical Sector-0 offset:                  0 bytes
    device size with M = 1024*1024:      114473 MBytes
    device size with M = 1000*1000:      120034 MBytes (120 GB)
    cache/buffer size  = unknown
    Nominal Media Rotation Rate: Solid State Device
Capabilities:
    LBA, IORDY(can be disabled)
    Queue depth: 32
    Standby timer values: spec'd by Standard, no device specific minimum
    R/W multiple sector transfer: Max = 16    Current = 16
    Advanced power management level: 254
    DMA: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 udma5 *udma6 
         Cycle time: min=120ns recommended=120ns
    PIO: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4 
         Cycle time: no flow control=120ns  IORDY flow control=120ns
Commands/features:
    Enabled    Supported:
       *    SMART feature set
            Security Mode feature set
       *    Power Management feature set
       *    Write cache
       *    Look-ahead
       *    Host Protected Area feature set
       *    WRITE_BUFFER command
       *    READ_BUFFER command
       *    NOP cmd
       *    DOWNLOAD_MICROCODE
       *    Advanced Power Management feature set
            Power-Up In Standby feature set
       *    48-bit Address feature set
       *    Mandatory FLUSH_CACHE
       *    FLUSH_CACHE_EXT
       *    SMART error logging
       *    SMART self-test
       *    General Purpose Logging feature set
       *    WRITE_{DMA|MULTIPLE}_FUA_EXT
       *    64-bit World wide name
       *    IDLE_IMMEDIATE with UNLOAD
       *    WRITE_UNCORRECTABLE_EXT command
       *    {READ,WRITE}_DMA_EXT_GPL commands
       *    Segmented DOWNLOAD_MICROCODE
       *    Gen1 signaling speed (1.5Gb/s)
       *    Gen2 signaling speed (3.0Gb/s)
       *    Gen3 signaling speed (6.0Gb/s)
       *    Native Command Queueing (NCQ)
       *    Host-initiated interface power management
       *    Phy event counters
       *    DMA Setup Auto-Activate optimization
            Device-initiated interface power management
       *    Software settings preservation
            unknown 78[8]
       *    SMART Command Transport (SCT) feature set
       *    SCT LBA Segment Access (AC2)
       *    SCT Data Tables (AC5)
       *    reserved 69[4]
       *    Data Set Management TRIM supported (limit 1 block)
       *    Deterministic read data after TRIM
Security: 
    Master password revision code = 65534
        supported
    not    enabled
    not    locked
        frozen
    not    expired: security count
        supported: enhanced erase
    4min for SECURITY ERASE UNIT. 2min for ENHANCED SECURITY ERASE UNIT.
Logical Unit WWN Device Identifier: 55cd2e404b901f3c
    NAA        : 5
    IEEE OUI    : 5cd2e4
    Unique ID    : 04b901f3c
Checksum: correct

hdparm -I /dev/sda  | grep TRIM

       *    Data Set Management TRIM supported (limit 1 block)
       *    Deterministic read data after TRIM

 

Show device details and SMART capabilities;

smartctl -i /dev/sda

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Device Model:     INTEL SSDSC2BW120A4
Serial Number:    CVDA4020064B1207GN
LU WWN Device Id: 5 5cd2e4 04b901f3c
Firmware Version: DC32
User Capacity:    120,034,123,776 bytes [120 GB]
Sector Size:      512 bytes logical/physical
Device is:        Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall]
ATA Version is:   9
ATA Standard is:  Not recognized. Minor revision code: 0xffff
Local Time is:    Thu Feb 13 15:34:58 2014 GMT
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

 

Run short test;

smartctl -t short /dev/sda

View results;

smartctl -l selftest /dev/sda

smartctl 5.41 2011-06-09 r3365 [x86_64-linux-3.2.0-58-generic] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
Num  Test_Description    Status                  Remaining  LifeTime(hours)  LBA_of_first_error
# 1  Short offline       Completed without error       00%        12         -
# 2  Conveyance offline  Completed without error       00%        12         -
# 3  Offline             Interrupted (host reset)      10%         7         -
# 4  Offline             Interrupted (host reset)      10%         7         -
# 5  Offline             Interrupted (host reset)      10%         0         -
# 6  Offline             Interrupted (host reset)      10%         0         -
# 7  Offline             Interrupted (host reset)      10%         0         -

 

Run long test;

smartctl -t long /dev/sda

View results;

smartctl -l selftest /dev/sda

 smartctl 5.41 2011-06-09 r3365 [x86_64-linux-3.2.0-58-generic] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
Num  Test_Description    Status                  Remaining  LifeTime(hours)  LBA_of_first_error
# 1  Extended offline    Completed without error       00%        13         -
# 2  Short offline       Completed without error       00%        12         -
# 3  Conveyance offline  Completed without error       00%        12         -
# 4  Offline             Interrupted (host reset)      10%         7         -
# 5  Offline             Interrupted (host reset)      10%         7         -
# 6  Offline             Interrupted (host reset)      10%         0         -
# 7  Offline             Interrupted (host reset)      10%         0         -
# 8  Offline             Interrupted (host reset)      10%         0         -

 

Read SMART attributes from drive;

smartctl -a /dev/sda

 

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       220331822284813
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       7
170 Unknown_Attribute       0x0033   100   100   010    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
171 Unknown_Attribute       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
172 Unknown_Attribute       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
174 Unknown_Attribute       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
183 Runtime_Bad_Block       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       14
184 End-to-End_Error        0x0033   100   100   090    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
187 Reported_Uncorrect      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0032   024   032   000    Old_age   Always       -       24 (Min/Max 14/32)
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
225 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       9989
226 Load-in_Time            0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       65535
227 Torq-amp_Count          0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       62
228 Power-off_Retract_Count 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       65535
232 Available_Reservd_Space 0x0033   100   100   010    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
233 Media_Wearout_Indicator 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
241 Total_LBAs_Written      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       9989
242 Total_LBAs_Read         0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       18539
249 Unknown_Attribute       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       165

 

 fstab entry for / with option "noatime" to speed up read only processes.

Created weekly crontab /etc/cron.weekly/dofstrim script to perform TRIM "#!/bin/bash; fstrim /" instead of fstab option "discard" in ext4.


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