I recently (2 weeks ago) bought a Seagate Barracuda 2TB Green to use for downloading and seeding torrents on. Said and done, I have also adjusted the utorrent settings to fit my bandwidth (100/100 Mbit)
It has worked just fine up until a couple of nights ago, when I noticed a torrent downloading about 180% of what was needed. And last night I noticed speeds dropping insanely and I got a Disk Overload message in the utorrent client. (I have adjusted the settings accordingly to prevent this though, and as I said before, it worked fine earlier)
I stopped everything and rebooted the computer and I saw the disk turning up in BIOS but in Windows it wasn't present. I restarted a couple of times and 2 out of 5 times Windows picked up the drive and partitions...
At this point I turned it off again and opened the case, pulled the HDD and noticed that the SATA cable didn't "click" when inserting it, and that it was also very very easy to pull. SO it seems there's a problem right there. I tried different SATA cables, all with the same result.
So, as of now, I have the computer case open, the HDD laying upside down and the SATA cable secured with a piece of electrical tape (yeah, I know this sounds highly primitive, and it's not a long-term solution) I did try to stick it back into its slot once too, but first attempt windows didn't pick it up, second I got the disk overload instantly upon downloading a torrent at full speed
When it's in this position, it works just fine.
I googled around a bit and found a tool called HD Tune and I got these reslts in the SMART
HD Tune Pro: ST2000DL003-9VT166 Health
ID Current Worst ThresholdData Status
(01) Raw Read Error Rate 114 99 6 70606064 ok
(03) Spin Up Time 93 93 0 0 ok
(04) Start/Stop Count 100 100 20 10 ok
(05) Reallocated Sector Count 100 100 36 0 ok
(07) Seek Error Rate 72 60 30 16977978 ok
(09) Power On Hours Count 100 100 0 334 ok
(0A) Spin Retry Count 100 100 97 0 ok
(0C) Power Cycle Count 100 100 20 16 ok
(B7) (unknown attribute) 100 100 0 0 ok
(B8) End To End Error Detection 100 100 99 0 ok
(BB) Reported Uncorrectable Errors 100 100 0 0 ok
(BC) Command Timeout 100 100 0 4 ok
(BD) (unknown attribute) 100 100 0 0 ok
(BE) Airflow Temperature 63 55 45 639828005 ok
(BF) G-sense Error Rate 100 100 0 0 ok
(C0) Unsafe Shutdown Count 100 100 0 13 ok
(C1) Load Cycle Count 100 100 0 17 ok
(C2) Temperature 37 45 0 37 ok
(C3) Hardware ECC Recovered 36 28 0 70606064 ok
(C5) Current Pending Sector 100 100 0 0 ok
(C6) Offline Uncorrectable 100 100 0 0 ok
(C7) Ultra DMA CRC Error Count 200 200 0 0 ok
(F0) Head Flying Hours 100 253 0 320 ok
(F1) LifeTime Writes from Host 100 253 0 -167195823 ok
(F2) LifeTime Reads from Host 100 253 0 -1673378070 ok
Health Status : ok
My concerns are the posts with "errors" like Raw read error rate and Seek error rate. But accordingly to antoher post here somehwere, about a different HDD, someone said the results were normal.
Are they normal, the results I mean? Anything I should be concerned about, when it comes to these results?
And also, do I have to return the drive or can I somehow fix the glitching connector myself without being an engineer?