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Hello everyone, i decided to check my WD10EARS on hdd tune, after seeing about the critical design flaw, and the results are getting me worried, what should i do?
Thanks to everyone in advance.
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Stop using as OS drive.
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If i keep using it at this rate as an os drive, about how much longer should it last?
I have been using it for about half a year.
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If i keep using it at this rate as an os drive, about how much longer should it last?
I have been using it for about half a year.
That depends on how valuable you think your files are. If you don't care, then keep on using it until it corrupts something important and your computer stops booting. That shouldn't take more than another half a year at this rate.

That said, this drive is a good candidate for repair with SpinRite.
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Yea, if you just store junk on it don't worry, but if you have anything important on it i'd buy a new drive and replace it. No point taking chances.
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is there a way to fix it? does the wdidle tool works with the WD10EARS?
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