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Windows 7: Can SSD Kill other drives ? Hard drive failed SMART Error !

04 Feb 2012   #1

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Can SSD Kill other drives ? Hard drive failed SMART Error !


I upgrade my pc with SSD everything seem to go fine but 2 of my 2TB drive giving me a Smart error now. i wonder if SSD has anything to do with Drives failing. My theory is that.

SSD runs on a flash based chip ... it is very stable but mean time it has huge access point of data that why it is fast. The reason i am thinking that SSD is killing my other drives is because my setup is a Media center. Software such as windows media center and media browser keep accessing my 2 TB Hitachi drive for movies, TV show and so on .. SSD in my opinion is running other drive to max point of spin and read/write in same time. which could caused these drive either over heat or over used that is just a theroy of mine

MY Setup :
Media center pc with 4 2TB Hard drive Hitachi and 1 60GB SSD drive

Error Message:
Smart error bad backup and replace

Thank you

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04 Feb 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)

Ther's not a chance that an SSD caused that. Really, what is a mechanical hard drive supposed to do? They spin up and read/write data. A Mechaninal hard drive would be reading/writing more if the OS was installed on it. That is constant.
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04 Feb 2012   #3

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server

Hi there
Mechanical devices can and DO fail at times -- not too frequently fortunately.

I suggest you copy the data on this drive to another one before it failks completely.

You could after copying the data perform a complete re-format --- suggest one that writes on EVERY sector -- there's a few of these "secure erase" programs out there which you can download for nothing.

This *might* fix a temporary error on the drive -- but if the hardware is really defective you'll have to replace it.

The SSD won't damage a HDD in any way whatsoever.

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04 Feb 2012   #4

win 7

Hello ,

Issue resolved i am RMAing my drives now

Thank you
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