Your hard disk is a WDC WD5000AAKS-22V1A0 with firmware 05.01D05.
The average temperature for this hard disk model is 37°C (min=27°C max=50°C) and yours is 35°C.
Attribute Current Raw
Raw Read Error Rate 200 000000000000
Spin Up Time 186 000000000682
Start/Stop Count 99 00000000049B
Reallocated Sector Count 200 000000000000
Seek Error Rate 200 000000000000
Power On Hours Count 86 000000002A48
Spin Retry Count 100 000000000000
Calibration Retry Count 100 000000000000
Power Cycle Count 99 000000000494
Power Off Retract Count 200 000000000079
Load Cycle Count 200 000000000421
Reallocated Event Count 200 000000000000
Current Pending Sector 200 000000000000
Offline Uncorrectable Sector Count 200 000000000000
Ultra DMA CRC Error Rate 200 000000000000
Write Error Rate 200 000000000000
All the attributes of your hard disk are above the S.M.A.R.T. thresholds set by the manufacturer. This is good.
NOTE : your hard disk Power On Hours Count attribute current value (86) is below the normal range (92 - 100) reported for your specific hard disk model. Basically your hard disk was powered on for more than the maximum time the average user did. This means that either all of the reports collected are from hard disks that were not powered on for too long (this is realistic for recent models) or that your hard disk is becoming old. Usually this is not considered as a pre-failure advisory, but you should check whether you want to replace the hardware or keep an eye on its performances over time.
The overall fitness for this drive is 100%.
The overall performance for this drive is 100%.
The link to get back and see a new report about this hard disk in the future is this. Consider that new hard disks and new checks are added over time.
Right after the boiling morning the spin-up was 159, then it dropped to 140 for a while, and now it's been slowly climbing it's way back up, which a resultant lower raw value, which I read was supposed to be better than high raw.
Today it's started misbehaving again. I was in the middle of a game when the whole system froze and I heard the spin-up of the hard drive, as if it had come to a sudden stop and restarted itself. Things went back to normal, but then it happened again and it dumped in a blue screen and automatically went into checkdisking itself when it came back on.
I've wondered about the possibility of the SATA cable being bad, or possible the SATA port itself. If I move the cable around without dislodging it from the HDD or Mobo ports, it tends to cause this same power down/spin-up problem.
Can Excessive cycling cause the boiling temps?
Does it sound like the cable or the hard drive itself is causing the issue?
Could a loose video card also cause this? I have tightened it since to make sure it doesn't unseat from it's slot.
Also, after that first failure I now get Software licensing windows about how it's not genuine windows whenever I open calculator or other objects, and I can't correct that with my key.
Edited by Verytired, 15 November 2012 - 09:19 PM.