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HDD spin up problem, 52 times: should I worry?

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HD sentinel points out that one of my hard drives had:
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Problems occurred during the spin up of the disk 52 times. This can be caused by the disk itself or huge power load (weak power supply).

It also has 1 bad sector.

Q1) Is this drive really dying or could these 52 times it had a spin up problem be related to bad OCing?
This HDD had been on a dying MOBO for a while - it had cold boot problems, and later I RMAed it: the mobo would turn in and out immediately.

Q2) So, how worried should I be? I'm almost positive these 52 times were not a problem with the hard disk itself.

Q3) Can I keep using it?

Q4) If it's a good drive and I wanted to sell it, is there a way to "erase" these 52 spin up problems from it's history somehow?


SMART:

Edited by EduFurtado - 2/8/13 at 1:35pm
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If it is still under warranty I would definitely RMA it but if not, I would back up anything you would miss on it and keep using it. Usually when a drive is about to die you get smart errors, bad sectors, or it starts to get pretty loud.

That seemed to be the pattern for us when I was a hardware/desktop tech.
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If it is still under warranty I would definitely RMA it but if not, I would back up anything you would miss on it and keep using it. Usually when a drive is about to die you get smart errors, bad sectors, or it starts to get pretty loud.

That seemed to be the pattern for us when I was a hardware/desktop tech.

Forgot to mention, no more warranty on this one.
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Forgot to mention, no more warranty on this one.
It will probably be fine, like i said, just backup what you need often enough because you never know.

Is that on your RAID 0 or RAID 1 array?
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Forgot to mention, no more warranty on this one.
It will probably be fine, like i said, just backup what you need often enough because you never know.

Is that on your RAID 0 or RAID 1 array?

I forgot to edit my profile! I'm changing my HDD setup because I found out raid1 wasn't the best solution for me and my raid0 array was starting to show problems.

It's one of the drives that was in my raid0 array.
Both have had many spin up problems. I'm almost positive that this is related to the power problems I was having with my motherboard.
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I forgot to edit my profile! I'm changing my HDD setup because I found out raid1 wasn't the best solution for me and my raid0 array was starting to show problems.

It's one of the drives that was in my raid0 array.
Both have had many spin up problems. I'm almost positive that this is related to the power problems I was having with my motherboard.
What kind of drives are they?
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Originally Posted by EduFurtado View Post

I forgot to edit my profile! I'm changing my HDD setup because I found out raid1 wasn't the best solution for me and my raid0 array was starting to show problems.

It's one of the drives that was in my raid0 array.
Both have had many spin up problems. I'm almost positive that this is related to the power problems I was having with my motherboard.
What kind of drives are they?

Barracudas 7200.11

But again, does what I described make any sense?
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Barracudas 7200.11

But again, does what I described make any sense?
Because the seagates don't have TLER causing them to drop out of RAID or other problems while in raid. That could be the reason for the errors.
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Because the seagates don't have TLER causing them to drop out of RAID or other problems while in raid. That could be the reason for the errors.

That makes perfect sense!

Great catch, thanks for the info.
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