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I don't think I am going back to Seagate anymore. This drive hasn't failed but it is looking worst and worst. I posted before about my concerns with this terrible drive, and now I suspect it causes more problems than its worth.
I had it on the CC33 firmware, thought an update would fix it. Upgraded to CC46, I get random freezes and crashes when accessing it now.

Is there anything I can do to fix it?
This is what SpeedFan's diagnostics show:

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NOTE: not all warnings are reflected on fitness and performance overall values as relevancy is based upon the settings from the hard disk manufacturer who is the best entity deputed to define such relationships.


NOTE : your hard disk has 99 reallocated sectors. Hard disks do have spare sectors (usually from 256 up to 1024) used to replace bad ones. This remapping operation is transparent to the end user. Anyway, this can lead to degradated performances (because remapped sectors are in different places of the disk than the original ones and the head needs additional moving). If reallocated sectors grow over time, you might encounter some serious troubles. A backup of the most important data is suggested anyway.

NOTE : your hard disk has 1 pending sectors. Those are sectors that couldn't be properly read and that the hard disk logic is waiting for a write operation to try to remap to a spare sector (if available). According to the Reallocated Sector Count attribute, your hard disk seems to have available spare sectors. A simple disk surface scan won't be enough to force the remap operation. You need a read/write surface scan to remap the sector. The best option should be a tool that knows about what should be read from that sector so that it has some option to apply the best fix to the missing data.

NOTE : your hard disk has 1 offline uncorrectable sectors. Those are sectors that an offline scanning found as unreadable. Offline scanning is a process that can be automatically started by the hard disk logic when a long enough idle period is detected or that can be forced by some tool. Those unreadable sectors are identified and the hard disk logic is waiting for a write command that will overwrite them to try to remap them to spare sectors (if available). According to the Reallocated Sector Count attribute, your hard disk seems to have available spare sectors. A simple disk surface scan won't be enough to force the remap operation. You need a read/write surface scan to remap the sector. The best option should be a tool that knows about what should be read from that sector so that it has some option to apply the best fix to the missing data.

The overall fitness for this drive is 73%.
The overall performance for this drive is 91%.
 

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Check it in HDTune. I'm not clear on whether Reallocated Sector Count is a percentage or amount. HDTune's Data column reveals it.

HDTune also has an error scan - but it mostly detects physical problems. Sounds like yours might be firmware.
 

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Nothing unusual there....

Do you mean CRC error? That's usually due to a bad cable or connection.
 

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I thought so, I switched the cables, but I don't know if it should just go away or something. I even changed the cable position to another one on the mobo, but it still has it. Should it go away, or does it remain there?
 

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I thought so, I switched the cables, but I don't know if it should just go away or something. I even changed the cable position to another one on the mobo, but it still has it. Should it go away, or does it remain there?
The error count since it already occurred. It continues to be an issue if the count increases still.
 

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So in other words, if I changed the cable and the place it plugs into, and it still had a problem its most likely a problem with the hard disc, correct?
 

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I've taken it out, I don't know what I should do with it. I can't trust it with my data anymore at any rate. Although a Seagate hasn't failed me yet, I assume that if I continued to use this one it will. Is this a problem, or does it need to die die before I can do something with it?
 
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