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Offical Harddisk tool VS non-offical harddisk tool

by sfawai / September 16, 2011 10:48 PM PDT

I use the Acronis drive monitor to test my WD Black 1TB harddisk.
It said health only 29% and some SMART attribute failed.

Then I use WD Official lifeguard tool.
In Official tool, no error on SMART, quick test & extend test.

Which side can I trust?

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The official one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2011 2:16 AM PDT

This is not an offer to teach SMART and how parameters are all over the map. WD has their tool looking at the numbers and have their criteria. Acronis may not have a number right.

But how to explain this without spending a hour on smart and how this happens?

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All the moderators say
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2011 3:31 AM PDT
In reply to: The official one.

"We only lose what we didn't backup."

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Agree with Bob and add it's not a problem if you BACKUP the
by VAPCMD / September 17, 2011 3:24 AM PDT

data you can't afford or don't want to lose.

Having important data in only ONE PLACE is the accident just waiting to happen....the question is when.


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