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Seagate barracuda 250gb s.m.a.r.t. monitoring issue

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August 1, 2012 12:03:24 PM

When i boot my pc i received notification "S.M.A.R.T. status bad backup and replace error", even if i turn off smart monitoring on my cmos still received such notice. any help. thanks.
a c 379 G Storage
August 1, 2012 12:05:36 PM

Even if you turn it off in the bios, windows will still read the smart status. I suggest you backup your drive and get a utility like HDTune or smartfan that can read SMART values.
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a c 86 G Storage
August 1, 2012 12:18:48 PM

This message means your HDD is dying! Backup data NOW and replace HDD.
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August 1, 2012 12:31:53 PM

even if i will replace its circuit board?
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a c 379 G Storage
August 1, 2012 12:45:04 PM

If the platters have defects, how is replacing the logic board going to help?
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August 1, 2012 12:48:28 PM

so the problem is the disk itself? so i better purchase a new one then.
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a c 379 G Storage
August 1, 2012 12:58:08 PM

Most likely the platters, but it would be helpful if you downloaded HDTune or some other program that can read the SMART values so you can at least see what kinds of errors are occuring. If you aren't interested in seeing these values, simply return the drive after backing up your data.
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August 1, 2012 1:05:41 PM

okay i will try to do that first, thank you for your help.
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August 11, 2012 8:10:47 AM

Best answer selected by joeromano.
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