I created a similar thread 2 years ago, and at that time, the power on hours was 743, the g-sense error rate normalized value was at 39, and g-sense error rate raw value was at 61, or 3D in hexadecimal form.
I have been logging the G-sense error rate values, and after close to 1 year and 11 months, the power on hours is at 7826, the g-sense error rate normalized value is at 6, and the g-sense error rate raw value is at 94, or 5E in hexadecimal form. This is all logged while the laptop is not moving, and I tried very hard to not create any sense of shock to my laptop.
I always log the values before I hibernate, shutdown, restart my laptop, turn on from hibernation, turn on from off, and after the laptop has restarted. I also log the values when I notice a change in the G-sense error rate values, and I note down what I was doing at the time.
The hard drive is located at the right side, at the front. Here are the things I have been doing when I notice the G-sense error rate raw value increase:
- Plugging or unplugging the headphones. The headphone jack is located on the right side, close to the front.
- Rapidly pressing right click on built in laptop touchpad.
- Burn a CD
- Dropping a book on the desk beside my laptop when my laptop is sitting on the same desk
These seem to make sense. The vibration from the CD-drive and maybe the super sensitive nature of the G-sense error rate on my hard drive can cause a trigger when something like a headphone being plugged in, can cause a tiny vibration that triggers the G-sense error rate to increase.
Here are some that I don't understand why the G-sense error rate raw value would increase
- Hard Drive is doing something, such as while Windows maintenance is happening, or installing a program.
- Turning on laptop from hibernation
These ones bothers me. As I said before, I always log the g-sense error rate values before hibernation, and after hibernation. Before hibernation, it was at 93, or 5D in hexadecimal form, and after hibernation, it was at 94, or 5E in hexadecimal form. At that time, right after I turned it on, the HDD light was flashing, so I know the hard drive was doing something, but here's the part I don't get. The G-sense error rate is sometimes triggered while the hard drive is doing its routine thing, like reading or writing, and sometimes it doesn't. This g-sense error rate increases by 1 every 2 to 3 months while my hard drive is doing its normal routine, and no external shock is induced.
Usually I wouldn't see an increase by 1 every 2 or 3 months as a problem, but these increases come from a hard drive doing what a hard drive is supposed to do. I know this because on the recent increase, all I did was press the power button and typed in my password to log in. That was it, as well as opening CrystalDiskInfo to look at the SMART attributes to my hard drive. Right when I turned on the laptop from hibernation, the HDD light was blinking, and the previous time that the G-sense error rate raw value increased, Windows Maintenance was happening. Here's the thing though. I hibernate and turn on my laptop every day, and Windows Maintenance happens every 2 or 3 days, but this increase happens every 2 to 3 months. It's like the G-sense error rate raw value increases while I keep my laptop on, let it sit on my desk while no person ever touches the laptop.
Is this seriously a problem? Everything else is fine except the slowly increasing G-sense error rate, and I have been checking the SMART attribute every time I start a game, every time I run a program, every time I do something to the point of paranoia.
I also want to know, can a normalized value ever be 0, or will it always stay at 1 as a minimum? Is the G-sense error rate something that can be ignored?
Edited by signofzeta, 06 July 2016 - 04:48 PM.