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WDC WD7501AALS- Is this drive dying?

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March 22, 2011 3:58:59 PM

The following is the heath status for one of my drives.
Is this drive about to die?
Should I RMA?


WDC WD7501AALS-00J7B Health

ID Current Worst ThresholdData Status
(01) Raw Read Error Rate 200 200 51 0 ok
(03) Spin Up Time 229 226 21 8550 ok
(04) Start/Stop Count 99 99 0 1760 ok
(05) Reallocated Sector Count 199 199 140 6 warning
(07) Seek Error Rate 200 200 0 0 ok
(09) Power On Hours Count 94 94 0 4738 ok
(0A) Spin Retry Count 100 100 0 0 ok
(0B) Calibration Retry Count 100 100 0 0 ok
(0C) Power Cycle Count 99 99 0 1661 ok
(C0) Unsafe Shutdown Count 200 200 0 63 ok
(C1) Load Cycle Count 200 200 0 1745 ok
(C2) Temperature 125 91 0 25 ok
(C4) Reallocated Event Count 194 194 0 6 warning
(C5) Current Pending Sector 200 200 0 0 ok
(C6) Offline Uncorrectable 200 200 0 0 ok
(C7) Ultra DMA CRC Error Count 200 200 0 0 ok
(C8) Write Error Rate 200 199 0 0 ok

Health Status : warning
a b G Storage
March 22, 2011 4:59:53 PM

Looks like bad sectors are appearing. Back up your data and run WD's software diagnostic utility against the drive. If it fails rma it.
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March 22, 2011 7:18:36 PM

Well, it "passed" WD's diag.
I'm still going to RMA the drive. It has started making sounds of impending death.
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