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Is my hard drive dying?


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#1 Datcoolguy

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 11:44 AM

Hey guys, while reading my speccy snapshot i found the following results on the S.M.A.R.T test.

Is my hard drive dying?

Some of the results seem to be higher than what they should for a two year old hard drive imho, but since i don't really understand i'm coming to you guys for help.

 

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 12:19 PM

The Speccy data is a decent indicator...but I would just run a reliable hard drive diagnostic for comparison.

 

I would use either GSmart Control or SeaTools for DOS (just my preferences, there are others).

 

Guide, SeaTools For DOS - http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/SeaToolsDOSguide.pdf

 

SeaTools for DOS Download - http://www.seagate.com/support/internal-hard-drives/consumer-electronics/ld25-series/seatools-dos-master/

GSmart Instructions, jhayz - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/511963/slow-start-up/page-2

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Edited by hamluis, 07 March 2014 - 02:36 PM.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 09:09 PM

Thanks for your response luis, i don't have permissions to see the GSmartControl in Windows post for your information, anyways i ran it, and ran both the extended and short tests and it didn't find any errors, i don't have a CD to burn into right now so i can't use SeaTools until i buy one, 

 

Also this is what i get when i click Save As

smartctl 5.43 2012-06-30 r3573 [i686-w64-mingw32-win7(64)] (sf-5.43-1)
Copyright (C) 2002-12 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family:     Seagate Barracuda (SATA 3Gb/s, 4K Sectors)
Device Model:     ST500DM002-1BD142
Serial Number:    W2AKZEFM
LU WWN Device Id: 5 000c50 05cc17265
Firmware Version: KC45
User Capacity:    500.107.862.016 bytes [500 GB]
Sector Sizes:     512 bytes logical, 4096 bytes physical
Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is:   8
ATA Standard is:  ATA-8-ACS revision 4
Local Time is:    Wed Mar 05 15:52:43 2014 ADT
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status:  (0x82)	Offline data collection activity
					was completed without error.
					Auto Offline Data Collection: Enabled.
Self-test execution status:      (   0)	The previous self-test routine completed
					without error or no self-test has ever 
					been run.
Total time to complete Offline 
data collection: 		(  600) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities: 			 (0x7b) SMART execute Offline immediate.
					Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
					Suspend Offline collection upon new
					command.
					Offline surface scan supported.
					Self-test supported.
					Conveyance Self-test supported.
					Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities:            (0x0003)	Saves SMART data before entering
					power-saving mode.
					Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability:        (0x01)	Error logging supported.
					General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine 
recommended polling time: 	 (   1) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time: 	 (  78) minutes.
Conveyance self-test routine
recommended polling time: 	 (   2) minutes.
SCT capabilities: 	       (0x303f)	SCT Status supported.
					SCT Error Recovery Control supported.
					SCT Feature Control supported.
					SCT Data Table supported.

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
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x000f   109   099   006    Pre-fail  Always       -       24880512
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0003   100   100   000    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age   Always       -       466
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   100   100   036    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x000f   077   057   030    Pre-fail  Always       -       8695870547
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   096   096   000    Old_age   Always       -       4271
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0013   100   100   097    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age   Always       -       460
183 Runtime_Bad_Block       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
184 End-to-End_Error        0x0032   100   100   099    Old_age   Always       -       0
187 Reported_Uncorrect      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
188 Command_Timeout         0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
189 High_Fly_Writes         0x003a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022   066   056   045    Old_age   Always       -       34 (Min/Max 24/35)
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   034   044   000    Old_age   Always       -       34 (0 15 0 0 0)
195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered  0x001a   043   029   000    Old_age   Always       -       24880512
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0010   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x003e   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
240 Head_Flying_Hours       0x0000   100   253   000    Old_age   Offline      -       149430502166697
241 Total_LBAs_Written      0x0000   100   253   000    Old_age   Offline      -       3308992975
242 Total_LBAs_Read         0x0000   100   253   000    Old_age   Offline      -       3259087305

SMART Error Log Version: 1
No Errors Logged

SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
No self-tests have been logged.  [To run self-tests, use: smartctl -t]


SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
 SPAN  MIN_LBA  MAX_LBA  CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
    1        0        0  Not_testing
    2        0        0  Not_testing
    3        0        0  Not_testing
    4        0        0  Not_testing
    5        0        0  Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
  After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 02:35 PM

My apology for the link...I sometimes forget :).

 

The GSmart results will do, no need to run two diagnostics :).

 

It appears that you have no reason to worry about your hard drive :).

 

IMO, the diagnostic results are more conclusive than the SMART parameters.  Running the diagnostics with no errors is a good thing :).

 

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 10:53 PM

Thank you for your help, i'm kinda techsavy but usually logs are out of my league. 

 

Anyways, thank you for taking the time reading and answering my question!


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:33 AM

:thumbup2: , happy computing :).

 

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