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

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November 28, 2012 2:15:58 PM

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!
a c 119 G Storage
November 28, 2012 3:38:43 PM

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.
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a c 311 G Storage
November 29, 2012 2:59:29 AM

The Reported Uncorrectable Error attribute is a bit of a worry. It is indicating 329 (= 0x149) bad sectors.
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