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Hard drive failure imminent?

Last response: in Storage
September 5, 2009 8:17:47 PM

Hi. I've been experiencing some weird behavior from my secondary 1TB drive. Some programs throw me some IO device errors. So I decided to run Seatools. The drive pass the SMART Test but then fail the Short/Long Diagnostic Self Test. The thing is it's not always the case. This morning it passed the Short test but then failed the long...

How long do I have to buy a new drive to replace the failing one? (I can RMA it but I'll do it after I've copied the data on another 1Tb drive (If I can))
September 5, 2009 8:41:11 PM

You have exactly 10.231 seconds... No one can tell you exactly how long. It can die at any time once you see errors. If you care about your data, you'll replace it asap.