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Windows 7 reporting HDD failure (SMART)

  • Hard Drives
  • Windows 7
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
January 31, 2011 12:45:43 PM

I have a Samsung SpinPoint F1 500 GB HDD installed on my PC and the OS (Windows 7) is reporting a SMART error, "HDD is about to fail please backup HDD". I have backed up the HDD but the HDD has still not failed. Its been a month since I first recieved this error. Should I replace this HDD and how do i detect what the actual problem is with the HDD that Windows 7 is reporting.

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a c 386 G Storage
January 31, 2011 12:56:06 PM

You can try running the Samsung HUTIL or get a program that can read the SMART values, like HDTune.

Check which attributes are out of spec. Wikipedia has a good SMART attribute chart.