Potential hard disk problem

Hi,

recently I started having problems with one of my hard drives. The one that started making me problems is Maxtor 6Y160P0. When i run a test in hdt i get a warning regarding Reallocating Sector Count following next lanes:


ID Current Worst ThresholdData Status
(03) Spin Up Time 211 204 63 15288 ok
(04) Start/Stop Count 250 250 0 7488 ok
(05) Reallocated Sector Count 248 248 63 59 warning
(06) Read Channel Margin 253 253 100 0 ok
(07) Seek Error Rate 253 250 0 0 ok
(08) Seek Time Performance 253 244 187 35770 ok
(09) Power On Hours Count 198 198 0 34693 ok
(0A) Spin Retry Count 253 252 157 0 ok
(0B) Calibration Retry Count 253 252 223 0 ok
(0C) Power Cycle Count 241 241 0 5040 ok
(C0) Unsafe Shutdown Count 253 253 0 0 ok
(C1) Load Cycle Count 253 253 0 0 ok
(C2) Temperature 253 253 0 34 ok
(C3) Hardware ECC Recovered 253 252 0 2932 ok
(C4) Reallocated Event Count 253 253 0 0 ok
(C5) Current Pending Sector 253 253 0 0 ok
(C6) Offline Uncorrectable 253 253 0 0 ok
(C7) Ultra DMA CRC Error Count 199 199 0 0 ok
(C8) Write Error Rate 253 252 0 0 ok
(C9) Soft Read Error Rate 253 247 0 5 ok
(CA) Data Address Marker errors 253 217 0 0 ok
(CB) Run Out Cancel 253 252 180 0 ok
(CC) Soft ECC Correction 253 252 0 0 ok
(CD) Thermal Asperity Rate 253 252 0 0 ok
(CF) Spin High Current 253 252 0 0 ok
(D0) Spin Buzz 253 252 0 0 ok
(D1) Offline Seek Performance 195 194 0 0 ok
(63) (unknown attribute) 253 253 0 0 ok
(64) (unknown attribute) 253 253 0 0 ok
(65) (unknown attribute) 253 253 0 0 ok

The problem consists of a clicking sound (that is common, I think) and freezing that follows about 5-10 seconds after. The thing I want to know is whether i should be alerted and backup all my data asap or it could be postponed.

p.s. I ran the test on my other hdd: ExcelStor Technology J9250S and got following answer:


ID Current Worst ThresholdData Status
(01) Raw Read Error Rate 98 98 16 4 ok
(02) Throughput Performance 100 100 54 49 ok
(03) Spin Up Time 104 104 24 12779718 ok
(04) Start/Stop Count 100 100 0 2142 ok
(05) Reallocated Sector Count 89 89 5 352 warning
(07) Seek Error Rate 100 100 67 0 ok
(08) Seek Time Performance 136 136 20 27 ok
(09) Power On Hours Count 98 98 0 18490 ok
(0A) Spin Retry Count 100 100 60 0 ok
(0C) Power Cycle Count 100 100 0 2131 ok
(C0) Unsafe Shutdown Count 99 99 0 2341 ok
(C1) Load Cycle Count 99 99 0 2341 ok
(C2) Temperature 171 171 0 589859 ok
(C4) Reallocated Event Count 87 87 0 382 warning
(C5) Current Pending Sector 100 100 0 0 ok
(C6) Offline Uncorrectable 100 100 0 0 ok
(C7) Ultra DMA CRC Error Count 200 200 0 0 ok

Thanks for the answer(s) in advance.

Regards.
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  1. If your hard drive is clicking and then freezing, YES you should back it up! That means it's about to fail, regardless of software checks or not.
  2. how old is the hard drive? Sounds like it is failing. Theres no permanent fix for this so you should back up your data and get a new one.
  3. Thanks for the fast answers. It freezes for a while when I "overuse" it. It's very old. Can't remember exactly, but I'd say around 10 years xD. btw, I ran SeaTools, as well, and on short scan it gave me no problem notification.
  4. Your drive has bad sectors problem and the heads will fail soon if its clicking when encountering them. back up ASAP, while you still can.
  5. Just replace it.
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