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Time to replace drive?

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WHAT DO?

Note, the drive with the errors had a bad SATA cable at one point and wouldn't boot/would hang the BIOS.
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Anyone?
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Does anyone have an answer?
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If you keep bumping your own thread without giving people time to answer then you'll make people less inclined to help you, as it marks you out as an impatient idiot. We're not here just to answer your questions as soon as you post them. Personally I won't answer in a thread if someone keeps bumping it as it annoys me - don't know if others do it, but that's just my opinion.

It looks to me just like your bad cable has screwed up your SMART data. Providing the numbers are not still getting worse (and you have changed the cable to one that works) you should be fine - SMART data doesn't reset after you change out the cable, so it will always read as failed unless you purposefully alter the data. And as that is not straightforward (and you can brick your drive completely with no hope of recovery when you do it) I won't recommend it nor tell you how to do it.

In short - you should be fine, just keep an eye on the numbers to make sure nothing gets worse.
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I'm not being impatient. I have valuable data on it and my other drive is full. I waited a full day before bumping the first time, and once more before I went to bed.

Anyway. The cable has been changed to a working one ages ago.

As for the numbers, the red and orange ones have not changed by much or not at all.

Either way a new hard drive is on the shopping list.
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