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hdd smart concerns

by rwp_17 / May 11, 2012 12:22 PM PDT

i ran crystal disk info(portable version) (why? this thread)
and my main hdd showed some intersting results i've been monitoring and the re-allocation count isn't going up but is firm at 100.
all data:
there's more system info in the linked thread(windows 7 backup failure)
saved it all to a text file too long for a post

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Sector sparing
by Bob__B / May 12, 2012 8:32 AM PDT
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In the ideal world the reallocate count will be zero.
In the real world it's not uncommon to see some value in that field.

Keep in mind the higher the value the slower your hd is getting.
How high is too high?........unknown.

If that hd is under warranty I'd contact the maker and have a chat.
With a little luck you might get a free swap out.

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Recommend you run the manufacturer's utility
by Steven Haninger / May 11, 2012 7:42 PM PDT
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which is designed to analyze the disk for trouble spots. Any need to relocate data to spares is a bad sign. The purpose for this technology is to attempt to allow you a chance to replace the disk before actual data is lost or failure occurs. Consider doing this soon...the sooner the better.

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tried the drive fitness test
by rwp_17 / May 12, 2012 4:46 PM PDT

could hot get hitachi drive fitness test to work no matter what i did tried ata only(drive list empty)
same for ata and scsi no matter the controller driver i chose

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While we think CHANGE IS A BAD SIGN on this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 12, 2012 2:12 AM PDT
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What I consider more important is that folk keep copies of what they can't lose on something else.

Has anyone mentioned that we only lose what we didn't backup?

It's not a matter of if these fail, but when.

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i have everything backed up
by rwp_17 / May 12, 2012 4:48 PM PDT

i used comodo backup to mirror the drive partitions and mbr to usb backup drive
so i am 100% backed up and none of it is locked into a proprietary system either

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Good to read.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 13, 2012 2:01 AM PDT

And why I chose such things. Here I'm on Clonezilla, goodsync, syncback and looking at some Dropbox clone.

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