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HD going bad

by bpat22 / March 15, 2008 12:44 AM PDT

Every time I restart my laptop, a message pops up after I log in saying "S.M.A.R.T has predicted that hard disk 0 may fail soon". Is it ok to go ahead and clone this HD onto another? Or could that cause any problems with a new HD?

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I think
by Frankeybrawns / March 15, 2008 12:49 AM PDT
In reply to: HD going bad

If your hard dive is making noise its going to fail soon.I dont think a software can predict that except for the windows one.

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by bpat22 / March 15, 2008 1:08 AM PDT
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My question was: if I close my system to a new HD, would that possible cause any software/OS problems because of my old HD going bad?

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Clone and do it soon.
by Bob__B / March 15, 2008 7:17 AM PDT
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If the clone is successful then all your data will be moved to the new HD and be safe.

If the clone is not successful....then you wing maybe try to copy out YOUR STUFF.

If the clone is successful and all your data is nice and safe then you can play with the orig HD......maker's fitness test?

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