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October 18, 2012 8:29:42 PM

HDS725050KLA360 97% health according to Hdd Sentinel
1,Raw Read Error Rate,16,100,100,OK,000000010000,0,Enabled
2,Throughput Performance,50,100,100,OK,000000000000,0,Enabled
3,Spin Up Time,24,113,113,OK,000D023F0293,0,Enabled
4,Start/Stop Count,0,99,99,OK (Always passing),0000000010A0,0,Enabled
5,Reallocated Sectors Count,5,100,100,OK,000000000000,-4,Enabled
7,Seek Error Rate,67,100,100,OK,000000000000,0,Enabled
8,Seek Time Performance,20,100,100,OK,000000000000,0,Enabled
9,Power On Time Count,0,99,99,OK (Always passing),00000000277E,0,Enabled
10,Spin Retry Count,60,100,100,OK,000000000000,0,Enabled
12,Drive Power Cycle Count,0,99,99,OK (Always passing),000000000FB3,0,Enabled
192,Power off Retract Cycle Count,50,97,97,OK,0000000010DF,0,Enabled
193,Load/Unload Cycle Count,50,97,97,OK,0000000010DF,0,Enabled
194,Disk Temperature,0,110,110,OK (Always passing),0042000D0032,0,Enabled
196,Reallocation Event Count,0,100,100,OK (Always passing),000000000000,-4,Enabled
197,Current Pending Sector Count,0,100,100,OK (Always passing),000000000000,0,Enabled
198,Off-Line Uncorrectable Sector Count,0,100,100,OK (Always passing),000000000000,0,Enabled
199,Ultra ATA CRC Error Count,0,200,253,OK (Always passing),000000000000,0,Enabled

I modified 2 values to get it to 100% but is still noisy.

OR


ST3250823AS 100% health unde HSS Sentinel
No noise, and SMART in Hdd Sentinel shows Perfect.



Space is not a problem, 250 or 500 GB.
I want to know what would you choose.

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a c 104 G Storage
October 18, 2012 10:25:55 PM

Hello there,

Great that you are evaluating these 2 HDD's in a more scientific manner.

Both would be fine. You would need to continue to SMART monitor the Hitachi regularly since you are seeing some Raw Read Error and Sector Reallocation counts.

1,Raw Read Error Rate,16,100,100,OK,000000010000,0,Enabled
5,Reallocated Sectors Count,5,100,100,OK,000000000000,-4,Enabled
7,Seek Error Rate,67,100,100,OK,000000000000,0,Enabled

Since noise can be a auditory indicator of a drive going bad, and you don't have any SMART changes on the Seagate, I would choose it.
Remember HDD's carry a 2-5 year warranty, but there is no guarantee they will last 2 or 5 or even 10 years. A significant number fail acutely without warning, as compared to gradually declining, so pick the one with "no dents' and continue your periodic SMART checkups.
October 19, 2012 6:04:35 AM

Thank you. I was thinking to go for the Seagate as well but the Cache, 8 mb compared to 16 for the Hitachi, was holding me back. Thanks for your time and for the advice.
a c 104 G Storage
October 19, 2012 3:01:39 PM

andrei_82 said:
Thank you. I was thinking to go for the Seagate as well but the Cache, 8 mb compared to 16 for the Hitachi, was holding me back. Thanks for your time and for the advice.



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