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The HDDs in question are 2 indentical Seagate Barracuda ES (250GB SATA 3Gb/s 7200RPM w/16MB Buffer "perps"). Both of these arrived about a week ago, via ZipZoomFly. Keep in mind that I bought these for my sig rig for an eventual RAID0 setup, but haven't done that yet; both are just running individually ATM.

I first opened speedfan to check out what SMART had to say about them. I was somewhat disappointed by what I saw. For some reason, they were both at 92% fitness & performance. I know the ES models are "enterprise/server" class models, so I was honestly expecting better results. Could I have gotten two less than stellar drives? I have been monitoring them daily since I got them. Yesterday, they both shot up to 94%.

I'm I worrying too much? Should I RMA them (if possible, not exactly sure how to go about it, never had to before), or should I just forget about it & go ahead like normal? Or should I continue praying to the Data Gods for the readings to rise to the ~97% range?

Here is some screenies of SMART & HDTune for both Barracudas. Hope it helps. Any advise will be very much appreciated.

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SMART
HDTune-Health
HDTune-Benchmark

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SMART
HDTune-Health
HDTune-Benchmark
    
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I wouldnt worry about it until it drops below 80% or if it gives you any warnings.
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I've heard that perpendicular drives have more read/write errors than normal drives. This would cause the lower score, but is nothing to be alarmed of the drives are shipped that way.

New technology= New bugs to work out.
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Interesting. So unless they start acting up/burst into flames, I shouldn't be worried? Thanks for the comments guys.

I would like to know what others think about it, so please feel free to speak up people!
    
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I would say just to make sure to save the invoice for 5 years... just in case of RMA.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
I would say just to make sure to save the invoice for 5 years... just in case of RMA.
Yeah, luckily the ES' have that long of a warrenty, so I'm not that worried about it. I guess I am just curious if this is normal, or happens to most people that test their drives.

I welcome anymore comments about this that I can get!

So should I, for the most part, trust these drives in a "long term" RAID0 array? (Backed up periodically, of course! )
    
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Theyre ES which means their meant for servers and gonna be alot higher quality. Plus Seagate is one of the best drive makers...so I think you can trust the drives.
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Well, today both drives are now up to 95% fitness & performance. It seems like they are slowly building up some muscle, so I am relieved. Unless something unfortunate happens, looks like this case is closed.

Thanks for the comments guys.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLaughingMan View Post
Well, today both drives are now up to 95% fitness & performance. It seems like they are slowly building up some muscle, so I am relieved. Unless something unfortunate happens, looks like this case is closed.

Thanks for the comments guys.
Send me the drives and I'll overclock them for you, free of charge.
95% and still climbin, dont you wish that 81% drive would do the same
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