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Potential hard disk problem

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January 27, 2013 11:12:12 PM

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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January 27, 2013 11:20:05 PM

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.
January 27, 2013 11:22:37 PM

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.
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January 27, 2013 11:30:26 PM

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.
January 27, 2013 11:44:26 PM

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.
January 28, 2013 12:33:24 AM

Just replace it.
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