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is this S.M.A.R.T. error anything to be concerned about?

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It started this morning when the BIOS flagged a SMART failure during POST.

Then, when I got to Windows, Intel RST disk manager showed the same... HDTune too. Should I be concerned or more than likely a false positive?

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    If you don't have a backup, you should be very concerned about any SMART error.  This error is just stating that your HDD took 49 seconds to spin up (1 - 5 seconds would be typical of a HDD).  To me, that is a very unusual error.  If your data is backed up, I would wait and see.  However, it may not forget this event, and your BIOS may halt every boot with the SMART error.
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Any value other than zero in "Current pending sector" is usually bad in my experience. I would backup the data on that drive quickly and replace it.

See Techie007's response below.
Edited by elementskater706 - 8/17/13 at 8:52am
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Backup, wipe drive and RMA.
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Any value other than zero in "Current pending sector" is usually bad in my experience. I would backup the data on that drive quickly and replace it.

    "Current pending sector" has a value of 0.  The value is in the data column.  The values in the "Current" and "Worst" columns are normalized numbers, where higher (usually normalized to 100 or 255) is better.  As the numbers in the manufacturer specific "Data" column get worse, the value in "Current" will count down.  When it reaches the value in "Threshold" a SMART error will be triggered.  As you can see, the only number out of spec is "Spin up time."
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    "Current pending sector" has a value of 0.  The value is in the data column.  The values in the "Current" and "Worst" columns are normalized numbers, where higher (usually normalized to 100 or 255) is better.  As the numbers in the manufacturer specific "Data" column get worse, the value in "Current" will count down.  When it reaches the value in "Threshold" a SMART error will be triggered.  As you can see, the only number out of spec is "Spin up time."

Thank you for correcting me.
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ok, cheers chaps... disc is out of warranty so I ordered this as a replacement:

http://www.ebuyer.com/319639-seagate-1tb-barracuda-internal-hard-drive-oem-st1000dm003

It's just a data drive, so I don't need anything massively responsive smile.gif
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You should get your data off and replace the drive.
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Spin-Up Time S.M.A.R.T. parameter indicates an average time (in milliseconds or seconds) of spindle spinup (from zero RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) to fully operational).

The low value means it takes too long for the hard disk to a fully operational state.

Recommendations
This parameter is considered informational by the most hardware vendors. Although degradation of this parameter can be an indicator of drive aging and/or potential electromechanical problems, it does not directly indicate imminent drive failure. Regular backup is recommended. Pay closer attention to other parameters and overall drive health.
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post #9 of 9
That drive is actually a single platter drive and most likely faster than your spin points, you might end up replacing one of them with it after running speed tests on it.
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