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What is CrystalDisk trying to tell me? (Drive in CAUTION status)

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It's a 500GB Seagate laptop drive that I use as an extra bit of storage space.


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That drive is going bad and should be replaced ASAP. Bad sectors are nearly always a sign of imminent failure.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FastMHz View Post

That drive is going bad and should be replaced ASAP. Bad sectors are nearly always a sign of imminent failure.

Granted, but what do the Threshold, current, and worst columns mean? There are other drives I own in GOOD status that have values out of threshold... frown.gif
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I got one like that too and been running it for a while now as my main drive in my second rig with not one problem. A Seagate 160gb barracuda drive its about 8 years old with twice as many on hours as your 500gb.

To answer your question though current is whats it's at now, worst is the worst it has been and threshold is what is was in the beginning.

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