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HD Tune: Interface CRC Error Count; Reallocated Sector Count; Spin Retry Count?


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#1 Mustaw

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:11 AM

I have some different results from HD Tune regarding my 4 hard drives.

 

Can someone help me what they mean and what I can do about them?

 

HD 1: Windows drive (boot) - 1TB
 
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HD 2: Downloads, virtual sound instruments, etc - 2TB

 

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HD 3: Currently empty drive - 750gb

 

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HD 4:  Backed up all my important documents, pictures, etc, and want to remove this hard drive after I have understood what its problems are - 1TB

 

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#2 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 02:48 AM

Hi

 

Although HDTune is great program,  sometime it may interpret SMART data in the wrong way. I always rely on manufacturer's diagnostics test to check the health condition of a hard drive. Please try the below steps.

 

:step1: Since there are communication errors, replace SATA data cable of all drives. 

 

:step2: Download and run Seagate Seatool which is the official testing tool for Seagate , Samsung and Maxtor drives.

 

      http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-win-master/

 

Run a long test on all 4 drives individually. This well tell you whether the drives are failing or not.


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 07:36 AM

Thank you, I am running the tests now!



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:32 PM

There are no problems with the drives. They all passed.

 

I did a backup to the 3rd drive, and slow formatted the 4th drive, so it is ready for a sudden situation where Windows might need to be installed on an empty hard drive.



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:42 AM

HI

 

Regular data backup is the only way to protect from sudden hard disk failure. Hard drives are the most frequently failing component in a computer due to their mechanical nature. Prevention is always better than cure.



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:59 AM

Yes, that's what I have concluded myself after finding out even my newest hard drives have failed some times according to SMART statistics. That's why I am removing the 750gb Maxtor with my document/picture backup.

 

Thank you so much for your help!






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