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March 5, 2013 3:56:02 PM

So, first, here is my build.


ASRock Extreme4 Z77 Board
Intel i5 3570k
Noctua NH-D14 cooler
Gigabyte GTX670OC
G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB (2x4)
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB SSD
Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black Hard drive
PC Power and Cooling 950W power supply
Some random DVD drive (sorry haha)
Running Windows 7 Home 64bit

I just recently wiped and reformatted my WD drive and reinstalled Windows. Wiped using CCleaner, then reformatted. Now, I have a problem with my WD hard drive. Whenever I start up Windows, the Intel Rapid Store Technology tells me the drive is at risk, and to reset it to normal. I do this, and that is fine. However, some times when I start up my computer, it takes about thirty minutes to isolate and remove "bad clusters" on the drive. So obviously something went wrong, and I am not knowledgeable enough to figure out. Any help everyone?
March 5, 2013 5:12:19 PM

Any ideas at all where to even start? I am just lost, but am good at following directions/suggestions haha.
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March 5, 2013 10:52:23 PM

HDDScan S.M.A.R.T. Report
Model: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0
Firmware: 05.01D05
Serial: WD-WMATR1346009
LBA: 1953525168

Report By: HDDScan for Windows version 3.3
Report Date: 3/5/2013 6:52:03 PM


Num Attribute Name Value Worst Raw(hex) Threshold

001 Raw Read Error Rate 061 059 0000000000-A85D 051

003 Spin Up Time 169 166 0000000000-11AD 021

004 Start/Stop Count 100 100 0000000000-02C5 000

005 Reallocation Sector Count 041 041 0000000000-04F1 140

007 Seek Error Rate 200 200 0000000000-0000 000

009 Power-On Hours Count 098 098 0000000000-062C 000

010 Spin Retry Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 000

011 Recalibration Retries 100 100 0000000000-0000 000

012 Device Power Cycle Count 100 100 0000000000-0141 000

192 Emergency Retract Count 200 200 0000000000-0028 000

193 Load/unload Cycle Count 200 200 0000000000-029C 000

194 HDA Temperature 122 106 25 C 000

196 Reallocation Event Count 104 104 0000000000-0060 000

197 Current Pending Errors Count 200 196 0000000000-0001 000

198 Uncorrectable Errors Count 196 196 0000000000-028C 000

199 UltraDMA CRC Errors 200 200 0000000000-0000 000

200 Multi Zone Error Rate 163 163 0000000000-1D35 000

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March 5, 2013 11:15:39 PM

Oh, and those showed an x on the 005 Reallocation Sector Count, and Yellow ! warnings on 196 Reallocation Event Count, 197 Current Pending Errors Count, and 198 Uncorrectable Errors Count. All the rest were green. Going to try and see what this means, thanks for the help so far, and more is always appreciated!
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March 6, 2013 5:24:49 PM

Your drive is bad. It's time to replace it.

The Reallocation (sic) Sector Count attribute has fallen below its threshold value, while those others that you have mentioned are also indicating problems. The Raw Read Error Rate is also very close to its threshold (61 versus 59).

The raw values of each attribute are hexadecimal numbers.

For example, the number of reallocated sectors is 1265:

http://www.google.com/search?q=0x04F1+in+decimal

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