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Western Digital 750GB Raptor failing?

Last response: in Storage
October 7, 2009 9:53:36 AM

Hi I'm seeing some bad results on my drive's SMART status, viewed through HD Tune 2.55

These are in RED:

Spin up time 253 8 21 Failed
Write Error Rate 1 1 51 Failed

Does this mean the hard drive is failing and I should take it off?
a b G Storage
October 7, 2009 1:15:51 PM

How did you get a 750GB Raptor?

Reinstall the controller driver and try again.
October 7, 2009 1:18:53 PM

Made a mistake, its actually a WD Caviar SE16. Same result if I uninstall it and let it install again.
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a b G Storage
October 7, 2009 1:42:52 PM

Run manufacturer hard disk diagnostics.
Run Speedfan also and check their results.
October 7, 2009 2:55:45 PM

If the drive is still working and you have some important info on it, get it off ASAP.
Once you've ran all of your test and you're sure that it working porperly, you can start storing data on it again. Until then I wouldn't take any chances.
October 7, 2009 11:22:28 PM

October 7, 2009 11:23:01 PM

In the image its the one which has the smart status displaying FAIL
October 8, 2009 9:41:11 AM

those are the results im getting from diagnostics, else everything is fine, no bad sectors etc
a b G Storage
October 8, 2009 10:12:46 AM

Dying drive, it happens. Back up what you can, replace and keep going.
October 8, 2009 10:23:58 AM

hmm ok :(  at least managed to backup the files