Forum discussion tagged with SMART.
  1. TechGirlie

    Question Help a girl out!! Graceful shutdown with a smart plug?

    Hi, I've managed to turn on my PC remotely by using a smart plug controlled through an app. I've set Restore AC Power Loss to "Power ON" in the BIOS (ASUS Prime Z-790P Wifi), so my PC boots up successfully when using the smart plug. However, suddenly cutting the power doesn't feel sustainable -...
  2. C

    Question Is this bad? - SK Hynix PC300 256Gb SSD

    Hello tom's Hardware forums, I recently bought a used SSD for my PC. Its a SK Hynix PC300 NVMe 256GB Everything was fine at first with the SSD at first. CDI showed health at 99% and read and write speeds were normal. however my pc started to randomly freeze and reboot and when I downloaded...
  3. ditrate

    Question How approximate S.M.A.R.T. is?

    I have different values and stats on the same HDD, different soft shows me different stuff. So, as I understand the backup is only valuable option to preserve the data? In order to don't lose any valuable information. Is it right?
  4. S

    [SOLVED] Is it possible to Fix my Relocated Sector Count?

    For some days while starting the computer, it did not start normally.. It stopped in bios and made the cracking sound of my hard disk, so I got worried and did a S.M.A.R.T check on the hard Disk Sentinel. It found Some error on my 3 Terabyte Hard-drive , Relocated Sector Count : 181 Relocation...
  5. G

    Question RTX 3070 Smart Access Memory and Resizable Bar problem.

    Hello everyone. After activating SAM (Smart Access Memory) on my RTX 3070 video card and Ryzen 5 3600 system and running the system, the screenshot goes away after Windows runs for a while. After turning off SAM, there is no problem, Windows continues to work. The same goes for the resizable...
  6. alanvatrox

    [SOLVED] External Disk reporting different SMART values

    Hello. I have a 2TB Seagate Expansion+, bought 3-4 years ago, and recently I noticed through Acronis Drive Monitor that it had a bunch of bad sectors, 80 to be precise and 40 for both Pending Sector and Uncorrectable Sectors. Another day passes and the bad sector count jumps to 192 and the...
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    Question Weird behavior of external disk

    Hello, my quite prehistorical external disk (WD Passport - 54528 hours, about 12yo) just did weird thing today. It completely locked itself off, couldn't access it at all, it changed its partition to RAW and windows started throwing errors. I tried restarting computer, which now wouldn't post at...
  8. L

    [SOLVED] Seek Error Rate Warning - - - Is it time to RMA my Toshiba HDD ? .

    I'm running a Toshiba 8TB X300 HDD (HDWR180XZSTA) that is 11 months old (with a 2 year warranty). Yesterday I received a warning under Windows of a SMART warning for the "Seek Error Rate" and that 'Drive Failure is Imminent' with an offer to back up my drive NOW. CrystalDiskInfo confirmed the...
  9. StepDice

    Question 2nd New HDD with SMART error, "Spin Retry Count" ?

    So I got a 4tb HDD, it was fine for a day, then I turned on my PC to "SMART Failure detected" within 41 hours of operation, I contacted seagate after running Crystal Disk Info saying there was a spin retry count error, and the conclusion was that I had accidentally bought an OEM drive under the...
  10. D

    [SOLVED] wear leveling count low on smart check

    my wear leveling count went really down how much should i be concerned, how long will it last? i saw the recommandations to always back up and saw some topics where people said it will still work for some time after would reach 0 for a long time i had under 10 gb free and many times i even got...
  11. PiersJH

    [SOLVED] Toshiba Disk Shift values - are they accurate and do they matter?

    This is posted in reference to an older thread - link here - but tldr; I have two N300 8TB drives and the Disk Shift value seems to go from hundreds of thousands to tens of millions. Reading about these SMART value makes me concerned as none of my other drives have them, but the consensus seems...
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    [SOLVED] Unusual SMART data for Segate Expansion external HHD ?

    Why does my Seagate Expansion external HDD, have such a high "Raw Read Error Rate" (01) and "Seek Error Rate" (07) ? It is a very new HDD with very little use.
  13. tkahn

    [SOLVED] HDD SMART errors 197 and 198 count went from 20 to 0 (zero) after wipe and reformatting. Can I use the drive?

    I have a Seagate Barracuda 8T drive (ST8000DM004 ). Yesterday I got a warning from CrystalDiskInfo regarding the SMART parameters: 197 (Current Pending Sector Count) 198 (Uncorrectable Sector Count) It reported a RAW count of 8 for both these parameters. I unmounted the drive and ran chkdsk...
  14. K

    [SOLVED] ssd power on count goes up by 2

    My ssd's power on count goes up by 2 every time i turn on the computer while the hdd goes up by 1 as intended. should i be worried?
  15. offwing10

    [SOLVED] SMART Status Bad, Backup and Replace - SSD

    Hello I turned my PC on today and I get a screen saying: Port 1 : ADATA SX900 (this is my main boot drive) S.M.A.R.T Status Bad, Backup and Replace Press F1 to run setup I press F1 and the PC attempts to boot but brings me back to the same exact screen after 10 seconds or so. I’ve had this...
  16. E

    [SOLVED] Conflicting SMART Test Results

    Hi everyone, Recently when I've been booting my laptop up I keep getting a failed SMART test message: So I've downloaded the WD DLGDiag tool and ran a detailed scan to get this result: and Overall it's saying the drive passes as well: However when I run the SMART test in Windows it...
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    [SOLVED] New crucial mx500 fails SMART but only in WD Data Lifeguard

    Hello, I recently purchased a crucial MX500 500gb 2.5inch sata ssd new from amazon to increase my system storage. The drive seems to work fine, but when viewing the SMART status using Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostics it shows a FAIL for ID B4(hex value) which has the attribute name...
  18. bzakhatrin

    Question SSD failing after 4 years?

    I have an HP Envy 17" laptop purchased in November 2016, so it's out of warranty. It has a built-in SSD (identified as SAMSUNG MZNLN512HMJP-000H1 in diagnostics) as its sole storage. Last month I began getting SMART warnings that the drive is "close to failure", with recommendations to run the...
  19. masoudnkh

    [SOLVED] help to know my drive mood is good or not!

    Hi friends, i have lenovo z5070 with Western Digital 1 trabyte hard, and now sometime slow system. can anyone check my S.M.A.R.T report and say to me whats wrong?? My whole life depends on my hard drive. My job, my family and ...
  20. S

    Question I received a text message notification on my Smart TV ?

    So here i am minding my own business on my phone, when I notice a sub box showed up on my TV. Me thinking its just a shut down prompt without looking I scroll along to press no so it doesn't turn off. I notice nothing happened when looking up the sub box said "are you sure you want to block...
  21. M

    [SOLVED] SMART test failures on harddrive

    Hi all, i have probably problem on my system with SMART failures on my harddrive. There is used OS: SLES 11.2 i586. Problem is, that recently there appeared some errors in SMART print of status of my device (smartctl -a /dev/sda) i am attaching. I am interested what mean errors mentioned in...
  22. D

    [SOLVED] Is my brand new Seagate Barracuda 2TB working well?

    I bought a new desktop a few weeks ago. When it arrived I noticed the Hard Drive was causing a lot of problems and it was slow. I've made a couple of posts on here about the drive itself and I hope this is my final one. I've collected a few diagnostics, tested a few things and now I'm making...
  23. X

    [SOLVED] SMART is teling me my hard drive is dying.

    For some reason, out of nowhere I started having massive freezes and lags while playing watch dogs 2, I tried to verify the files and experienced some lags, decided to restart the system after stopping the verification process and my PC forced me to choose a booting device every time I turn it...
  24. Archon of the Valley

    [SOLVED] S.M.A.R.T. won't recognize C drive and Error 55

    Hi all! A while back, I installed an update to CrystalDiskInfo after I had placed a new hard disk into my system. After the software was updated, CrystalDiskInfo quit recognizing my C drive, but would only recognize my new E drive. Piriform's Speccy recognizes both and says that both drives are...
  25. GearHeadPhone

    [SOLVED] Seagate Firecuda 520: SMART'S "Percentage Used" is Above "Data Units Written" / Drive's TBW

    I have a Firecuda 520. This is the relevant section of smartctl 2239 hours is 8,060,400 seconds 510 TB is 534,773,760 MB 534,773,760 / 8,060,400 is 66 MB/s, which is roughly what live monitoring reports for MB writes/s, 24/7. The problem: this drive's TBW is 3600. BUt 510 / 3600 is 14.2%...
  26. E

    [SOLVED] Seek And Read Error Rates - Should I Be Worried? I bought these drives something like 3 odd years ago or so and although I fully understand these drives are only for backup proposes only, which is what I do. I sometimes, quite often, on a weekly basis upload...
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    [SOLVED] How do you check how much data written on your disk up to today

    hi i read you can check it from smart but nobody says what smart is and how can i learn this value from it. i have evo 850 and when you open samsung software you can see how much amount of data written on your disk but it doesnt say how old your disk. also it only shows ssd disk's lifetime data...
  28. T

    Question Smart TV to Internet via PC's Ethernet

    Hi, I want to connect my smart TV to the Internet via Ethernet through my PC. The reason I want to do so is that I stream media via Ethernet to my TV. But the model does not allow to connect to the internet via WI-FI and keep the wired connection to the media server. It either has one of the...
  29. extreme_noob

    Question HDDScan results

    I've been testing a refurbished 3TB HDD I bought to run in mirror, with an identical drive I already have, in a NAS (Using FreeNAS). Using HDDScan because I've been told that smart information can be erased. I've been running butterfly test for 21 hours, at time of writing this, and it's still...
  30. J

    Question "GMR head amplitude" red on new toshiba HDD

    Yesterday I got new toshiba hdwd130 and its smart is: Should I be worried about this gmr? What I got from googling that its means that its an indicator of drive aging and/or potential electromechanical problems that will lead to bad sectors. The second value (that is 3 on a screenshot)...
  31. D

    [SOLVED] Too many HDD hours?

    So I bought this used Latitude D630 back in 2013 and have been using it as a backup PC ever since. I never bothered to change anything in it except doing a clean Win7 install. When I ran CrystalDiskInfo just now, it shows the HDD (I presume is stock) having run more than 420,000 hours! That's...
  32. W

    [SOLVED] [Akai Smart CTV5584] Can't find headphone jack on this TV, only a PC Audio In (both are listed in specifications though)

    Hi all, My mum has this TV and I got her a soundbar for it which has an optical and a 3.5mm headphone output. I tested it at mine on my TV and with a phone and it works perfectly through the headphone jack but on this TV, I can only find a "PC Audio In" that looks like 3.5mm audio but when I...
  33. M

    [SOLVED] Is this an acceptable refurb HDD? (207 degrees F on SMART)

    Hi THW, first time long time. I just got my laptop fixed, and have a new (used) hard drive to show for it. Everything on SMART looks par for the course, except the one thing: max HDD temperature recorded is "97 C" (206.6 degrees Fahrenheit). Without going into my warranty's specifics, do you...
  34. S

    [SOLVED] Should I run badblocks on a "new" refurbished hard drive?

    I recently got a refurbished 3TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000. The seller claimed it it has 0 bad blocks. The drive passed both short and extended tests with Western Digital's WinDFT. The drive also passed short and extended tests with GSmartControl. As a side note, I'm suspicious the seller may have...
  35. M

    Question Phone won't use extra space from newly installed SD card.

    Installed the card into my Android Smart Phone and formatted it and the phone seems to recognize the card but my phone is still saying "You're dangerously low on space" and I cannot download anything or even receive e-mails due to this. Any help would be great! Cheers, Mike
  36. A

    [SOLVED] Which one is better 32" Smart TV or 40" Non smart TV

    i want to buy a new TV for my PC and for watching TV also , well i'm from Algeria and the fancy Brands are expensive here so i going to buy local made TV's , Iris E3 smart TV 32" and Stream 40" Full HD TV Non smart i won't using this TV for gaming since i haven't a powerfull GPU i will use as my...
  37. ouch

    Question smart errors on Raid components

    I was getting IO errors on large/long read operations on the hardware raid array in my fileserver. As the (Startech) controller didn't support SMART I had no idea as to the state of the disks, so I pulled it apart and hooked the disks up to the SATA ports on the motherboard. I'm having issues...
  38. S

    [SOLVED] What does1720 Smart Hard drive Detects imminent failure mean?

    I saw this once I booted up my computer. Copyright (C) 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P. Version 2.15.1236. Copyright (C) 2013 American Megatrends, Inc. 4096MB There is an Error in SMART detection 1720-SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failure Failing Drive: SATA (Dark Blue)...
  39. Saminda86

    Question Hard disk S.m.a.r.t error

    "Hard Disk Test" Failed "Hard Disk 1Quick" (303) "Hard Disk 1Full" (305) "Hard Disk 1SMART" (301) System Diagnostics F1 System Information F2 Start-up Test F3 Run-in Test F4 Hard Disk Test F11 Eroor Log ESC Exit for more information,please visit\go\techcenter\startup What this...
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    Question how do I fix "SMART detected HDD/SSD failure 6"

    So I decided to put my 'Toshiba 1TB drive' from an older config inside my current one. I checked that the SATA rate was the same and it is. After putting it in I found this error message and I dunno what it means. SMART detected HDD/SSD failure 6 : TOSHIBA DT1ACA100 WARNING! Please back up...