Forum discussion tagged with SMART.
  1. Question 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.
  2. tkahn

    Question 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...
  3. 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?
  4. 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...
  5. [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...
  6. [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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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 ...
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    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...
  10. 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...
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    [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...
  12. 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...
  13. JakobFel

    [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...
  14. [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%...
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    [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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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)...
  20. [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...
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    [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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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
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    [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...
  26. 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...
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    [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)...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
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    [SOLVED] Samsung SSD 850 Pro replacement under Warranty, Is this Normal?

    Hi Is it normal to receive used/refurbished SSD under replacement with following S.M.A.R.T data? I got my SSD 850 Pro256 GB replaced under warranty due to I/O errors and following S.M.A.R.T data Health : 99% Relocated Sector Count : 5 Power-On Hours : 8000 Power-On Count : 1600 Wear Levelling...
  31. reapergr

    Question Inaccessible Boot Device

    Greetings! I just got a new PC Case and moved all my hardware. Turned it on and got "Inaccessible Boot Device" error. Changed the boot device to my HDD, which showed up on the Bios. Reset, and got only a blinking cursor on the top left of my black screen. After reading solutions on the forum...
  32. stejorin

    Question Is My Storage OK?

    Hello! I have been having various problems with my PC recently such as random error messages, a few failed boots, and most annoyingly, stutters in Rocket League. I Googled and tried a fix to Rocket League, didn't work so I wiped my drives and reinstalled Windows and the error messages went away...
  33. Darksouls3421

    [SOLVED] Laptop cpu

    I opened up an old laptop and I was trying to find the CPU and I am confused on what the CPU actually is. Here is the Picture
  34. JBMonkey

    Help With Multiple SSD and HDD setup

    Hey guys! i'm going to do a format/reinstall Windows and need help with setting up my storage properly. I built my own PC about a year ago and it's been good. Ever since the last Win 10 update it's been sketchy so I'm just going to do a format/clean reinstall of Windows 10. This is my first...
  35. D

    5 sec fps hickup / loss every now and then while gaming

    Hello, I am having a problem with my laptop for a couple of months now. Whenever i play games my fps tends to drop by like 50% and stays there for 5 sec and goes back up again. I have no idea how and why this keeps happening. Laptop: hp pavilion 17-ab000nd I made a screenshot from a...
  36. Q

    Cpu cooler exhaust cfm question

    I'm looking to build a positive pressure case, but I was wondering something. Do I take into account the exhaust cfm from the cpu cooler, in this case being the Noctua NH-D15, when adding the exhaust cfm together? I was originally thinking of going with an AiO cooler, but I want to stay away...
  37. Jakerules77

    Windows Not Booting

    Hi, I uninstalled and reinstalled my graphic driver and now windows won't boot at all... Good job AMD. Booting in Safe Mode also doesn't work My system restore options of cause decide not to work... Windows Start-up repair says it can't fix the problem Rebuilding the MBR doesn't resolve the...
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    Is it worth upgrading my motherboard if I'm not going to switch cpu's ?

    Currently I have the msi z97 pc mate. When I got it I was on a tight budget and I pretty much just wanted a working motherboard. My main complaints are purely the esthetics, because I found out it has a brownish tone, while the images showed it as black. I have some money to spare now and I was...
  39. Q

    Is Rosewill good?

    Hi, one of my backup PC's has a rosewill 500 W power supply in it. I am running a Core Quad Q8400 @ 3.4, and a Radeon HD 6850. The psu is just "rosewill" no other branding. Is this a decent PSU or no?
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    Displays switch on restart

    Every time i restart my computer my main monitor switches to the secondary monitor and have to revert it everytime I start my pc. Please help