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Can anyone give me a hand interpreting this graph & data?
What happened was this morning I woke up. Turned on my computer in my half asleep state it mentioned something on start up.I completely dismissed it being half asleep. It was some sort of error but all I read was 'F2 to continue'. So i hit F2 and Windows continued to start up.

So about 1 hour into using my computer I get an error/notification saying that Hard Drive Failure is imminent that I should backup immediately and replace my hard drive. Seeing that Uni finals is in 6 weeks. I quickly backed up everything on my computer in preparation for a reformat. After doing so I ran virus scans (MSE & MalwareBytes) found nothing. Ran HD Tune for the first time (I have no idea what I am reading here) and from my perspective everything seems ok? So now I am a bit confused as to what the whole windows error thing was about. Is my HDD about to fail?

Appreciate any response thank you.
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To check if the drive is failing, run a full scan under "Error scan" in HDTune. Alternatively you could run Seatools. I prefer Seatools because you can put it on a CD and boot to it, and it will run in DOS outside of Windows.
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I'm currently running an error scan. It's about 40% done. What am I to look out for? At the moment it is all green. If there is even 1 red block does it mean it is failing?

Edit: Also I tried using seatool first. But as I tried to run the program it gave me some sort of error. I don't know how to run it in DOS if the error scan on HD tune comes out with red blocks i'll google and figure out how to run it in DOS. Or do you suggest I go straight to seatool?
Edited by Richard0600 - 5/2/12 at 9:33pm
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Those SMART attributes seem just fine. Can you scroll down the list and take a screenshot of the rest of the attributes? Is that the only HDD you have in your computer?
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I have an additional 2, 2 TB HDD on my computer. So along with my primary that is a total of 3 HDD's

Here is the rest of the data:
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As well as the results from my HD Tune error scan:
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I have one red square! Is that bad?
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I've decided to not take any chances and replace my primary drive as well as reformat my computer. Now the question is. Is this HDD still safe to use as a secondary drive?
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Originally Posted by Richard0600 View Post

I've decided to not take any chances and replace my primary drive as well as reformat my computer. Now the question is. Is this HDD still safe to use as a secondary drive?

as long as you use it for temporals, swap and non important data, yes use it.
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