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A hard drive has reported that it might fail

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Last response: in Storage
July 13, 2011 2:56:34 PM

Hello, is this a genuine failure

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a b G Storage
July 13, 2011 5:36:03 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Storage by Grumpy9117
a c 427 G Storage
July 13, 2011 6:51:00 PM

Download speedfan, HDTune, or some other program that can read the smart status of the drive and see if it also shows problems.

Also, go to the drive manufacturer's web site and download their diagnotic tools. if it reports problems and the drive is still under warranty, you will be able to get a free replacement drive.
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July 16, 2011 2:32:04 AM

It might help if you give some system info, people can direct you to better tools for your system then.
a b G Storage
July 16, 2011 3:44:34 AM

I would immediately backup your data and then debate whether the error message is real or not.