Is my HDD failing (based on these S.M.A.R.T. Tests)?

Hello, everyone.

I've been recently hearing clicking sounds from my 2.5" Seagate Momentus XT 500GB HDD and so decided to run S.M.A.R.T. Tests on it. The following are the results that I got in two different occasions:

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Report By: HDDScan for Windows version 3.3
Report Date: 11/27/2012 21:15:04

Num Attribute Name Value Worst Raw(hex) Threshold

001 Raw Read Error Rate 120 099 0000000010-99A5 006

003 Spin Up Time 100 100 0000000000-0000 000

004 Start/Stop Count 100 097 0000000000-0001 020

005 Reallocation Sector Count 100 100 0000000000-0001 036

007 Seek Error Rate 069 060 0000000082-94E2 030

009 Power-On Hours Count 090 090 0000000000-241D 000

010 Spin Retry Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 097

012 Device Power Cycle Count 098 098 0000000000-0824 020

184 End To End Error Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 099

187 Reported Uncorrectable Error 001 001 0000000000-0149 000

188 Reported Command Timeouts 100 253 0000000000-0000 000

189 High Fly Writes 100 100 0000000000-0000 000

190 Airflow Temperature 058 044 42 C 045

190 Airflow Temperature Minimum 058 044 38 C 045

190 Airflow Temperature Maximum 058 044 42 C 045

190 Airflow Overheated Count 058 044 06 045

191 G-sense Rate/Servo tracking 100 100 0000000000-0000 000

192 Emergency Retract Count 100 100 0000000000-00A1 000

193 Load/unload Cycle Count 072 072 0000000000-E162 000

194 HDA Temperature 042 056 42 C 000

194 HDA Temperature Minimum 042 056 15 C 000

194 HDA Temperature Maximum 042 056 44 C 000

195 Error Rate 054 038 0000000010-99A5 000

197 Current Pending Errors Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 000

198 Uncorrectable Errors Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 000

199 UltraDMA CRC Errors 200 200 0000000000-0001 000

254 G-shock/Free-fall Event Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 000

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Report By: HDDScan for Windows version 3.3
Report Date: 11/28/2012 11:02:37


Num Attribute Name Value Worst Raw(hex) Threshold

001 Raw Read Error Rate 104 099 000000006D-C5AE 006

003 Spin Up Time 100 100 0000000000-0000 000

004 Start/Stop Count 100 097 0000000000-019D 020

005 Reallocation Sector Count 100 100 0000000000-0001 036

007 Seek Error Rate 069 060 0000000082-94E2 030

009 Power-On Hours Count 090 090 0000000000-2429 000

010 Spin Retry Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 097

012 Device Power Cycle Count 098 098 0000000000-0826 020

184 End To End Error Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 099

187 Reported Uncorrectable Error 001 001 0000000000-0149 000

188 Reported Command Timeouts 100 253 0000000000-0000 000

189 High Fly Writes 100 100 0000000000-0000 000

190 Airflow Temperature 061 044 39 C 045

190 Airflow Temperature Minimum 061 044 38 C 045

190 Airflow Temperature Maximum 061 044 48 C 045

190 Airflow Overheated Count 061 044 06 045

191 G-sense Rate/Servo tracking 100 100 0000000000-0000 000

192 Emergency Retract Count 100 100 0000000000-00A1 000

193 Load/unload Cycle Count 071 071 0000000000-E304 000

194 HDA Temperature 039 056 39 C 000

194 HDA Temperature Minimum 039 056 15 C 000

194 HDA Temperature Maximum 039 056 44 C 000

195 Error Rate 045 038 000000006D-C5AE 000

197 Current Pending Errors Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 000

198 Uncorrectable Errors Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 000

199 UltraDMA CRC Errors 200 200 0000000000-0001 000

254 G-shock/Free-fall Event Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 000

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Thank you!
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More about failing based tests
  1. Sometimes a clicking sound can be just the noise of the arm going back and forth and not meaning anything is wrong. With a conventional hard drive you do have moving parts.
  2. The Reported Uncorrectable Error attribute is a bit of a worry. It is indicating 329 (= 0x149) bad sectors.
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