Important question. Do you have a Western Digital hard drive?
I have a 1 year old laptop with a Western Digital hard drive. I have been logging my G-sense error rate for my laptop, and the raw value keeps on rising, and as such the normalized value drops by the same amount. The raw value would start at 0, while the normalized value would start at 100. Note that in my case, the normalized value and the decimal form of the raw value must add to 100.
Currently, my raw value for the G-sense error rate is at 000000000056 (hexadecimal), while the normalized value is at 14.
I notice a few things though. When I had windows 8, I treat my laptop like a baby. I don't move it. I don't bump it, nor do I subject the laptop to any physical shock. The G-sense error normalized values still decreased regardless. I upgraded to 8.1 and the G-sense error rate seems to have stabilized.
There was one stretch where the G-sense error rate for me was stable at a normalized value of 18 and 17. Just recently, it went down to 16 because I was trying to create an image file from a CD, and it went down to 15 when I did the same thing. It is at 14 because someone bumped my laptop.
What I don't understand is why the G-sense error rate sensor is so sensitive. So basically, assuming that normalized values can never be less than 1, if I burn 100 CD's, my G-sense error rate will be at 1.
I have another laptop that has a seagate drive. The normalized values doesn't drop, while the raw values increase, which I think has to do something with the fact that only larger physical shocks would probably cause the normalized value to go down. Not my laptop with the Western Digital drive. The normalized value would go down from a tiny vibration, which is kind of stupid.
Does anyone know if the G-sense error rate alone can be ignored? As I said before, I made a log of the G-sense error rate, mostly every time I try to hibernate, shut down, or restart my computer, and every time I see that the G-sense error rate has changed.
Edited by signofzeta, 26 April 2015 - 04:16 AM.