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I opened up HD Tune to check my HDD and i saw the reallocated sector count at 144. It's a Seagate 500GB HDD. Please do excuse me if I am posting in the wrong forum. Want to know if all is good with my HDD. Here's a pic. Please do help. Thanks to all in advance.

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1 reallocated sector is fine or even a few. Nothing to worry about in the meantime.

Some anecdotal advice...take it as you wish. I've been running my HDD for a year or two with reallocated sectors I suppose pretty heavily running and moving and installing a lot of things almost daily for long hours and it has a few reallocated sectors. Still working great except for a little lower speeds as it gets older. Still going after 5 years.
But then again a HDD disk could start to die very quickly when the time comes so just watch out for that. smile.gif
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yep your HDD is fine for now so i wouldnt worry... just make sure you have a back up plan as a piece of advice
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post #4 of 7
Just keep an eye on the reallocated sector count. If you find the number steadily increasing, then you might want to proactively replace the drive before data loss occurs.

Oh yeah, and make sure you got a comprehensive backup routine in place. =)

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Thanks guys. As of now i can't buy a new HDD as I am planning on getting the FX 6300. Can't wait to get it. It overclocks like crazy and will be a huge upgrade from my Athlon II x2 250 which actually is still pulling me through games for the past 2 years at 4Ghz. Also have my cpu nb at almost 2800Mhz and ram at 1600Mhz. Making the most of what i have. I will be getting a new mobo also. Really excited smile.gif
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Originally Posted by jason387 View Post

Thanks guys. As of now i can't buy a new HDD as I am planning on getting the FX 6300. Can't wait to get it. It overclocks like crazy and will be a huge upgrade from my Athlon II x2 250 which actually is still pulling me through games for the past 2 years at 4Ghz. Also have my cpu nb at almost 2800Mhz and ram at 1600Mhz. Making the most of what i have. I will be getting a new mobo also. Really excited smile.gif

sweet smile.gif , BTW have you considered the FX6350?
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sweet smile.gif , BTW have you considered the FX6350?

How better is that for overclocking? Actually here in India so far only the 8320,8350 and 6300 have been released. In fact the FX 6300 was been stocked in shops in India only since the beginning of this month. I've been saving up as I know my cpu is holding be back in most games. I'm really on a budget so does this mobo sound fine, GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 760G rev 5.0? I had considered the GA 970 UD3 but it's much more expensive.
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