A long time ago, I dropped my 500 GB seagate hard drive right onto solid concrete and have a Wii and several other things come crashing down onto it. The hard drive still works, but it sounded like a piece broke off inside because I can move it around and it does sound like a piece of plastic is in there. Anyways, I just looked at the stats for it, and it seems like there is a problem...I've seen people with values in the hundreds for error values...but dear god, look at this, this can't be normal...
Is this thing going to fail on me at any moment? It still works. Reads, writes, everything fine. But am I at risk of it failing?
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Yes, hard drives are very sensitive to touch, if you have dropped it into the floor, then you might have damaged it.
The all the PC parts the HDD is the weak when it comes to collisions.
You may want to save your files elsewhere before it is too late!
Hmm...We have another problem. None of the SMART data lines up with this drive. The drive is a Seagate, but it is listed as a TOSHIBA MK6461GSY 640.1 GB. Which it isn't, it's only 500 GB. The serial number listed by the smart values is not the serial listed on the hard drive. It is also stating that I have almost 8000 days (21 years) of power on time, and I haven't owned it for two years. What's going on here?