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Reallocated Sectors Count - A problem?

Hello, everyone!

So recently i installed CrystalDiskInfo and i was surprised to see that it shows my HDD as Caution. I clicked on it and it showed only one of the names as warning. It was Reallocated Sector Count.
It appears as:

Current: 100
Worst: 100
Threshold: 36
Data: 14
Raw value: 00000000000E.

I don't know exactly what it means, but i ran CHKDSK and it returned with the message saying that there were no problems. I also ran HD Tune's Error Scan and all the Blocks were green, so i think this means that there are no bad blocks. I've been running this HDD for about 3 years now and i've never had any issues with it. It's been working ok for all this time without any problems. I also ran Seatools's S.M.A.R.T., generic test, DST test, self test, everything in it and it passed in all of them with no problems apparently.

I don't really want to buy another HDD right now, but do you guys think that this is or could be a problem?

Thanks in advance!
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  1. Just realize this....All drives die eventually. All of them. They are mechanical devices.
    While yours may or may not be right on the edge of dying (it probably isn't), it WILL die eventually.

    If it lasts for another 5 years, it does not matter if you haven't prepared for that eventuality.

    Or it might die in the next 5 minutes.
  2. USAFRet said:
    Just realize this....All drives die eventually. All of them. They are mechanical devices.
    While yours may or may not be right on the edge of dying (it probably isn't), it WILL die eventually.

    If it lasts for another 5 years, it does not matter if you haven't prepared for that eventuality.

    Or it might die in the next 5 minutes.


    Yeah, i know that. I know it's not a matter of if, but when it will die. I know. I just wanted to know if these results i got mean something bad.
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    gustavo.mazuco said:


    Yeah, i know that. I know it's not a matter of if, but when it will die. I know. I just wanted to know if these results i got mean something bad.


    Unknown. That Caution could be a false reading, or a portent of things to come.

    Couple of years ago, I had a brand new (5 weeks old) WD 3TB go from perfect to toast in about 36 hours.
  4. USAFRet said:
    gustavo.mazuco said:


    Yeah, i know that. I know it's not a matter of if, but when it will die. I know. I just wanted to know if these results i got mean something bad.


    Unknown. That Caution could be a false reading, or a portent of things to come.

    Couple of years ago, I had a brand new (5 weeks old) WD 3TB go from perfect to toast in about 36 hours.


    Well, i guess i'll keep using it and backup when i can, then. Thanks for your help!
  5. USAFRet said:
    gustavo.mazuco said:


    Yeah, i know that. I know it's not a matter of if, but when it will die. I know. I just wanted to know if these results i got mean something bad.


    Unknown. That Caution could be a false reading, or a portent of things to come.

    Couple of years ago, I had a brand new (5 weeks old) WD 3TB go from perfect to toast in about 36 hours.


    Well, i guess i'll keep using it and backup when i can, then. Thanks for your help!
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