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    Default Should I discard this hard drive? ("FAIL" on SMART readout))

    So I was going through some of my older drives, checking the SMART readout (have not done that in a long time) and I came across this on a 1TB Samsung drive. According to the Power on hours readout, it's been running for a total of ~6.5 years. Is it time to retire it? (I only use it for storage of unimportant stuff).


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    nah. just get another one, and mirror/raid1/back it up it so when it fails you got a backup

    You might as well run it till it dies.

    Or you could retire it, replacing it with a higher capacity one

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    According to Backblaze, apparently that field does not "correlate strongly with impending disk drive failure": http://www.computerworld.com/article...e-failure.html.

    BTW, that fail is more than once seen on those drives, likely for various reasons.
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    Can you use Crystal Disk Info for the SMART read out? Some software doesn't works like it should

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    I don't think it's serious, this could be just a faulty SATA cable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yojo2 View Post
    I don't think it's serious, this could be just a faulty SATA cable.
    AFAIK that's the CRC error count, which only had two errors as long as it's used.

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    I don't see any reallocated or pending sectors, nor do I see any uncorrectable errors... I'd say it's probably fine.

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    Yeah try different SW, like HD Tune.

    As for this error, may be problem on the heads, ADC or something else on the data processing path.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    Can you use Crystal Disk Info for the SMART read out? Some software doesn't works like it should
    I was using Samsungs own utility that came with my SSD for the SMART readout, I figured that be the most reliable one to read their own drives, hehe. But who knows, maybe it could be wrong, though. Here is what Crystal Disk Mark and HD Tune gave me, anyway. Not that I worry too much about it, it's not really a critical disk as mentioned.

    (Just noticed HDTune tells me I've written 118 petabytes to my SSD, which of course is complete insanity, so not sure if I should trust it, haha)


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    Odd that Crystal Mark doesn't "see" it, while HD Tune does.

    BTW, I'd swap the cable and try if some tool like HDAT2 may reset the warning.
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