View Full Version : This....can't be good.....

03-31-10, 03:26 AM


I can still see the hdd...bit worried...

03-31-10, 05:28 AM
Hmmm what program did you used to checked the hard drive status?

03-31-10, 05:42 AM
hd tune

03-31-10, 05:54 AM
It doesn't look good - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T.

03-31-10, 07:44 AM
Well I downloaded latest version HD Tune 2.55 and ran it. I got the same hard drive, all status OK and temp is 62C. I am surprised your temp are 78C, my X-Plorer PC case do not have extra fans, just PSU fan, CPU fan and GTX 260 fan. :o

Try doing HD Tune error scan and report back see if you got any damaged bocks.

03-31-10, 09:46 AM
reallocated sector count means your hard drive detected bad sectors

i would send it in for repair

03-31-10, 10:07 AM
You may also want to try this free SMART software:

03-31-10, 10:34 AM
If you don't have one already, make a good backup. Like nekro says, send it in for repair if its still under warranty.

03-31-10, 10:36 AM
its not necessary to try it with multiple SMART programs, its not like one magically will make it all better.

03-31-10, 11:32 AM
I don't know about Samsung, but seagate/maxtor want you to first use their own utilities to diagnose the HDD. If their utilities indicate a failure, they'll happily take the RMA (while under warranty).

03-31-10, 11:59 AM
If it have bad sectors and under warranty, backup first before you can sent it for repair or replacement. If out of warranty so here are software that can repair bad sectors like Fobo Recovery Hard Drive Repair (http://www.floborecoverysoft.com/Disk_Recovery.html), HDD Regenerator (http://www.dposoft.net/#b_hddhid) and SpinRite (http://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm).


03-31-10, 12:15 PM
If you have any reallocated sectors, I'd replace the drive. It may last for another 10 years without any data loss, but a drive with 1 bad sector is more likely to have more than a drive that has none.

I've seen two kinds of drives over the years of using SMART testing.

Ones that come up with no reallocated sectors
Ones that come up with lots of reallocated sectors

Replace the drive and back up your stuff.

03-31-10, 01:22 PM
Sometimes I have drives with a bad sector or two that hang on for a while. I recently rebuilt a server that had a 200GB PATA Samsung drive which developed a bad sector almost immediately, but ran fine for about 3 years. I tried to get the drive to reallocate, but it just wouldn't, so I chucked the thing in our dead drive pile. One of my 1TB Blacks at home developed a bad sector a month after I got it, but it's been fine since I overwrote and forced a reallocation. I had a pair of 500GB RE's go bad on me recently. Both were in two different machines as part of a mirror, so when I saw the bad sectors I pulled them out of their respective arrays and overwrote the sectors then resynced the data, but they just kept getting worse and a few months later they died, within a few hours of each other actually, it was weird..

Those temps seem way too high... Could that 78 be F and not C? I thought the operational upper limit of most drives was ~60C.

03-31-10, 01:23 PM
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Agreed. :naughty:

03-31-10, 02:18 PM
Those temps seem way too high... Could that 78 be F and not C? I thought the operational upper limit of most drives was ~60C.

that temp reading is not in actual degrees.

i have the same drive

and i have no idea how samsung temp value is recorder

on my drive, actual temp is 30c, yet smart detects current as value 70, and worst as value 49

neighter of those are actual temperatures

03-31-10, 02:54 PM
Hm, yeah I dunno.. I'm used to Seagate and WD drives, which have the temperature in the raw value of the Temperature_Celsius attribute. Many times these values go to 100 or 255, I thought for a sec that it could be 100-n, so the worst value of 49 would mean your highest recorded temperature is 51c, but it seems unlikely that K007's hdd is currently 22c and has only reached 30c at its highest.

04-08-10, 09:55 AM
Here are my results, using HDD Health. I am actually not sure if these old 'Blue Series' WD drives support SMART.
Program reports them as 100% healthy. So anything bad from the results box?

04-08-10, 11:22 AM
zerobeta, every HDD for past 10 years or so, supports SMART.