[SOLVED] HDD - SMART: Caution, strange beeping

Dec 12, 2019
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Hello everyone!

I need your help. I have 2 disks in my PC: 1 HDD and 1 SSD. Last few weeks I notices strange beeping during my daily work on PC (I'm using Windows 10). It sounds like motherboard internal beeper (file attached). Sometimes is single beep, sometimes multiple.
I tried to find a cause and beeping stopped after disconnecting my HDD drive.
I am attaching a file with SMART diagnostics.

Yellow warnings:
Status: Caution
C5: 60
C6: 60

What shall I do? Can I repair this or shall I get new drive? Can this be cause of my PC beeping?
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I mean, do I need to backup my other data. I wonder whether mhdd (scan with relocate) will do something on my entire disk or just on this problematic sectors
It tests all sectors and overwrites problematic ones.
Remaining data will not get damaged.

Though - if your hdd is just barely alive, then mhdd might put enough load on it to die completely.
So yes - backup always is recommended.
 
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Dec 12, 2019
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Pending sectors are ones, the pc could not read previously. To fix them, they get overwritten.
But since they are unreadable, you can't backup them either.

So ... backup had to be done previously (not after issues have already started).
I mean, do I need to backup my other data. I wonder whether mhdd (scan with relocate) will do something on my entire disk or just on this problematic sectors
 
I mean, do I need to backup my other data. I wonder whether mhdd (scan with relocate) will do something on my entire disk or just on this problematic sectors
It tests all sectors and overwrites problematic ones.
Remaining data will not get damaged.

Though - if your hdd is just barely alive, then mhdd might put enough load on it to die completely.
So yes - backup always is recommended.
 
Reactions: Phillip Corcoran

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