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Hard Drive Health critical, what does it mean

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February 7, 2013 1:09:24 PM

Hi, I have two identical hard drives in my pc. Model samsung HD103SJ ATA. I've been having some problems with one so I used the program HDD Health to check their state. Now one of them has a 16% health and it says critical. What does this mean? Can I fix this? And how is it possible that the other drive has over 80% health while this is the one that is used all the time. (Broken drive is only for windows backup).

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February 7, 2013 2:48:31 PM

It means, that the drive in question already has a lot of defective sectors and will fail very soon. The number of"relocated" sectors has nothing to do with the usage unfortunately.
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February 7, 2013 4:32:26 PM

See this article for SMART info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T.

Could we see the SMART data? AFAIR, HDD Health doesn't always interpret the data correctly.
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February 8, 2013 9:18:50 AM

fzabkar said:
See this article for SMART info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T.

Could we see the SMART data? AFAIR, HDD Health doesn't always interpret the data correctly.


How exactly do I export this data?
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a c 326 G Storage
February 8, 2013 4:54:18 PM

Is there a "Generate Report" option in the "Drive" menu?

Alternatively, you could upload a screenshot to a file sharing service.
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