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July 1, 2012 3:28:42 AM

Hi everyone! I'm in need of help based on my hard drive. I was download a torrent and got this "CRC" problem. I looked it up on google what it was and everyone was suggesting to do a checkdisc. I did that and it failed the first time (AFTER WAITING 20 HOURS). I then tried to redownload the torrent and see if the CRC problem still occurs, it does... SO I tried to delete the whole drive, then do a checkdisc. It took about 30+ hrs and it was download the torrent fine up till 25percent into the file. I then checked these forums for similar posts and found that SpeedFan will tell you what the problems are (I shouldve done this 2 days ago...)

My results from SpeedFan are below.


Your hard disk is a ST1500DL003-9VT16L with firmware CC32.
The average temperature for this hard disk model is 33°C (min=25°C max=42°C) and yours is 32°C.

Attribute Current Raw
Raw Read Error Rate 89 000000CF0FD2
Spin Up Time 93 000000000000
Start/Stop Count 100 0000000002C8
Reallocated Sector Count 35 00000000A740
Seek Error Rate 69 00000087E875
Power On Hours Count 95 000000001457
Spin Retry Count 100 000000000000
Power Cycle Count 100 000000000097
SATA Downshift Error Count 100 000000000000
End To End Error Count 100 000000000000
Reported Uncorrectable Errors 1 0000000090F3
Command Time Out 100 000300060026
High Fly Writes 100 000000000000
GSense Error Rate 100 000000000000
Power Off Retract Count 100 000000000017
Load Cycle Count 100 0000000002F2
Hardware ECC Recovered 32 000000CF0FD2
Current Pending Sector 1 000000005598
Offline Uncorrectable Sector Count 1 000000005598
Ultra DMA CRC Error Rate 200 000000000000
Write head 100 F29F00000BCC
Total LBAs Written 100 0000F94A3CED
Total LBAs Read 100 000054508A8D

Troubled attributes:
Attribute Reallocated Sector Count is failing now! Its current value is 35, the worst value was 35 and the threshold is 36. According to the manufacturer, this is a pre-failure condition.

SERIOUS ISSUE : your hard disk has 42816 reallocated sectors. Hard disks do have spare sectors (usually from 256 up to 2560) used to replace bad ones. This remapping operation is transparent to the end user. Anyway, this can lead to degraded performances (because remapped sectors are in different places of the disk than the original ones and the head needs additional moving). If reallocated sectors grow over time, you might encounter some serious troubles. A backup of the most important data is suggested anyway.

BLOCKING ISSUE : your hard disk has 21912 pending sectors (this value is very large and your hard disk should be replaced). Those are sectors that couldn't be properly read and that the hard disk logic is waiting for a write operation to try to remap to a spare sector (if available). According to the Reallocated Sector Count attribute, your hard disk seems to be either low or out of spare sectors. A simple disk surface scan won't be enough to force the remap operation. You need a read/write surface scan to remap the sector. The best option should be a tool that knows about what should be read from that sector so that it has some option to apply the best fix to the missing data.

BLOCKING ISSUE : your hard disk has 21912 offline uncorrectable sectors (this value is very large and your hard disk should be replaced). Those are sectors that an offline scanning found as unreadable. Offline scanning is a process that can be automatically started by the hard disk logic when a long enough idle period is detected or that can be forced by some tool. Those unreadable sectors are identified and the hard disk logic is waiting for a write command that will overwrite them to try to remap them to spare sectors (if available). According to the Reallocated Sector Count attribute, your hard disk seems to be either low or out of spare sectors. A simple disk surface scan won't be enough to force the remap operation. You need a read/write surface scan to remap the sector. The best option should be a tool that knows about what should be read from that sector so that it has some option to apply the best fix to the missing data.

NOTE : your hard disk Power On Hours Count attribute current value (95) is below the normal range (97 - 100) reported for your specific hard disk model. Basically your hard disk was powered on for more than the maximum time the average user did. This means that either all of the reports collected are from hard disks that were not powered on for too long (this is realistic for recent models) or that your hard disk is becoming old. Usually this is not considered as a pre-failure advisory, but you should check whether you want to replace the hardware or keep an eye on its performances over time.

The overall fitness for this drive is 0%.
The overall performance for this drive is 79%.

I have no idea what this wall of text means, but based on the "0% fitness" and "your hard disk has 21912 offline uncorrectable sectors (this value is very large and your hard disk should be replaced" I get the feeling that I should just throw this *** away and give up LOL. I feel like a dumbass because I didnt just download a program to read my hard drive earlier... So now that I've used SpeedFan, I get these results, but not sure if I should just give up completely on this drive or try to fix it.... any help or suggestions is appreciated. THanks in advance.

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July 1, 2012 9:13:02 AM

If a disk starts reallocating sectors to the onboard spares, time to RMA, as its on its way out.

If you want a definitive answer, use Seatools to diagnose the disk, its free from Seagate.
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July 1, 2012 9:42:05 AM

das_stig said:
If a disk starts reallocating sectors to the onboard spares, time to RMA, as its on its way out.

If you want a definitive answer, use Seatools to diagnose the disk, its free from Seagate.


Thanks for the reply. I'm trying out seatools now to see what the problem is, but if what you say about reallocating sectors, then im screwed based on the speedfan review.
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July 2, 2012 12:14:30 PM

So after a couple days trying to solve the problem, I finally gave up and will start looking for a new one soon. It's really weird how it doesn't lag me or give me any problems having it installed still, but when I fill it up and try to open stuff on the drive its like 50/50 chance it will load properly or not. I really didn't want to deal with it so... yeah. Gone.
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July 2, 2012 12:14:47 PM

Best answer selected by spledang.
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