Crystaldiskinfo status changed from Caution to Unknown

compote

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These are the values I had when the status was Caution

Reallocated Sectors Count = was over 12 000
Current Pending Sector Count = was over 1000
Uncorrectable Sector Count = was over 1000

Does it mean it's about to die?

 

D_Know_WD

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Jul 30, 2014
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Hi there compote,

Most probably yes. Having that much correctable sectors also means that the drive is unreliable and you should take your data off the drive as soon as possible.
I guess you can slow the dying process a bit with writing zeros on the drive. Though, bad sectors will eventually continue to appear.
If this is your primary HDD, just get a new one and use this one for storing non important data.

Cheers,
D_Know_WD