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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:02 PM
Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:09 PM
I forgot to post all of the SMART values - see below:
Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:00 PM
The threshold is not an important value to predict failures. http://www.hdsentinel.com/smart/index.php
Most problems with S.M.A.R.T. (lack of failure prediction) are caused by incorrectly selected Thresholds. Because of this, the hard disk attributes have no chance to reach the thresholds - usually they fail (become useless) before reaching this point. In such cases, S.M.A.R.T. really does not predict the failure.
Reallocation Event Count These are usually current pending sector counts transferred to a good spare sector.
Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:49 AM
Thank you for the information. What is your advice as to what I should do with this drive?
Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:56 AM
Since different manufacturers implement their own sets of parameters for SMART, you can't be sure a generic utility is reporting a given drive correctly. I'd suggest checking the drive with Seagate SeaTools:
Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:35 PM
To close out this thread:
I installed Seagate SeaTools for Windows. The drive passed the "Short Drive Self Test" and "Short Generic" tests so I assume the drive is fine.
I had hesitated to install the SeaTools utility since it also required .Net Framework 4 Extended. But I finally install this plus Seatools.
Thanks again for the help.
Posted 10 September 2013 - 03:11 PM
Hi, I would still run the Long test.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:47 PM
Since you don't mention whether you confirmed the SMART status, I suggest do this if you haven't already, since this is what HDD Scan is reporting on. If you don't yet have much stored on the drive, another way to cross check is to do a zero fill (which will erase the contents) on the drive and analyze again with HDD Scan. If a pending sector count is being correctly reported, this should reset after zero filling. If HDD Scan's report doesn't reflect the change, you could reasonably conclude it's misreading that parameter.
Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:09 PM
What is your advice as to what I should do with this drive?
If it was my drive, I would not use it for important matters meaning only for secondary usage. There are primary and secondary backups for data and files. But since it is still under warranty, check if there is a returned policy regarding these readings.
Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:29 AM
I am taking Forum Addict's advice and returning the drive. Amazon is shipping a new drive and is paying my return shipping for the old drive so I have nothing to lose by getting a new one. I'll run the Seagate diagnostics on the new drive before I use it.
Posted 18 September 2013 - 05:55 PM
If you do that...save the results...they will give you a baseline to compare to as time goes on with that drive.
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