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Windows 7: Hard Drive S.M.A.R.T fitness threshold

18 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
Hard Drive S.M.A.R.T fitness threshold

Hi guys.
I take my hard drives with a lot of care and I often open SpeedFan to get their S.M.A.R.T.

So, I just happen to know that my 500GB hard drive's fitness, which host all my music, fell below the 90% fitness mark (88%). But the performance is there (98%).

So, I wondered, below what % I need to think about buying another hard drive before risking my music on it?

Thanks for the information!

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18 Mar 2010   #2

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

I really do not know, but I have had drives that lasted even after their smart reporting failed altogether for quite some time. Rather than automatically replacing it at some particular value, I would just keep an up to date backup image of it's contents and keep trucking...but then I'm the type that will keep tires on my car until they blow.
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19 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Thx for the reply. Anyone else?
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20 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

I agree with seeker. I have all my files backed up as well as a log of all the programs installed. So if my hard drive decides to fail on me one day, i wont lose a thing. Except precious internet time till i replace it.
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 Hard Drive S.M.A.R.T fitness threshold

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