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Is my hard drive about to die?

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i bought my hard drive a couple of weeks ago and why is there already a threshold on my hard drive? O.0
it's a WD black 1 TB :/
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That drive is perfectly healthy.

It looks like I didn't explain things clearly here. Sorry for that.


The way SMART (Self Monitory And Reporting Technology) on a hard drive works is by measuring various instances and variables against a predetermined threshold. That threshold on a drive will hold steady with a solid number (173/173 for example). Lets say the drive encounters a bad sector, it will log that sector in SMART and the threshold will drop. So instead of 173 it will be 172. Think of it as a value that as it reaches 0 it becomes more and more of an issue. Your drive is also displaying things in decimal form. That is what you look at.


The drive has not had any reallocation events, no bad sectors have been recording, temp is fine. Read and write on the drive are all functioning fine. The only thing that appears to have had an issue is the CRC error count. This usually occurs when there is a problem with a connection or a cable. However, this number is only at 2. That means it has only recorded 2 errors. That is not bad and perfectly fine. However, if this number continues to go up (check it once a month) then there may be a bad cable.


Otherwise, just check SMART once a month or so (I do mine weekly) and make sure nothing odd comes about. Trust me, you will know if smart has an issue. The drive will generally begin to have poor performance.
Edited by Lord Xeb - 5/17/15 at 4:24pm
 
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