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Windows 7: Hard drive Health Status

22 May 2013   #1
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Hard drive Health Status

This is a fairly new drive that i put in my server. My server keeps giving me drive needs to be repaired about once a month. When i run Crystal Disk Info on it I get the health status of Caution and two areas that are yellow are current pending sector count and uncorrectable sector count. both of them are at 100. The disk has only been powered on 7 times with 5722 hours why my other healthy drives are in the 40,000 hour range.

Do i need to worry about this disk failing?

Should I talk with the manufacturers for a exchange?

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22 May 2013   #2
pscowboy

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Keep monitoring it. Once a week is recommended. If it progresses on the sector count, replace.

Many hard drives have, or develop some bad sectors (which get isolated), and then stand pat for years with no additional trouble.

Case in point, there is one hd (used as storage) on one of my customers machines that has been at 79% health (Acronis Drive Monitor) for nine years.
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22 May 2013   #3
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Good to know. Thanks.
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22 May 2013   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

If in warranty I would attempt an exchange. Your reallocated sector count is 0 (read the Raw value) which would suggest to me that these (C5, C6) are manufacturing or transport defects unless you dropped your HDD.
If you haven't treated your HDD roughly then I'd return it.
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22 May 2013   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If the server has important data, I would replace it right away.
In Crystal Disk Info, click the yellow Caution, you'll get a window with sliders. Move the slider until you get a value of 0 (zero). Then see how it reads.
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22 May 2013   #6
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

With Britton30's advice unless you know you need to go
Function>Advanced features>Health status checking

I also noticed your HDD is running very warm peaking at 50C. I don't think this is good and it is probably not be getting enough airflow. This may limit your ability to return the HDD if you exceed the max spec temperature.
I'd certainly have a backup of critical data.
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