Question How should I judge and replace this HDD right now on CrystalDiskInfo ? is my HDD dying ?

Sep 9, 2019
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Hi,

I have a HDD that are "Caution" on CrystalDiskInfo and I'm wondering if I should replace it right now. I'm not quite familiar with PC and tried to google its information, I would be very helpful if you tell how I should judge its condition and take action.

There's something wrong with PC, its movements, which is oddly slow or frozen for a one second from last few days, so I checked its condition of my HDD with CrystalDiskInfo just in case, then it seems Health Status became yellow Caution from blue Good 100 % within a couple of days according to its graph of CrystalDiskInfo and some of the lists show as the following screenshots in 10 bit

View: https://imgur.com/wKB4nIj


View: https://imgur.com/iSvh0i2


View: https://imgur.com/0gG28FP


It seems those two Raw Values suddenly increased from 0 to 1912 in an instant, not having been gradually doing over the past months,

Although this F drive has been using only for video files so there are no OS files on it, because of this F drive, does PC's general movements like the internet, Amazon kindle is getting slower or frozen? General files like OS file, Amazon kindle, Steam's game software has been installed in C drive of SSD, however, I tried to check up C drive's condition on CrystalDiskInfo, for some reason, first, Power On Hours is unknown, C drive has been running together with D drive, so I believe it's 40082 hours according to D drive's info. Secondly, the two lists itself of C5 Current Pending Sector Count and C6 Uncorrectable Sector Count doesn't exist on CrystalDiskInfo for drive C of SSD. So the SSD is blue Good 100 % as far as it shows. Even though it seems fine, is this SSD cause to PC's general movements suddenly got slow or frozen for some seconds ? or regardless of the SSD, is these problems all because of F drive after all? come to think of it, when I was downloading some video files into F drive, I feel PC's all movements got slow or not, I'm not sure though, I feel like so.


Although I'm now backing up its data to other HDD in a hurry, should I replace it for a new one? I know it's time to replace it for a new one if Raw Values of C5, C6 slowly grow, but those values suddenly increased from 0 to 1912 in an instant, I'm confused how I judge this condition, is it okay to ignore it, I'm wondering if I should replace right now or see how it goes for a while more as I'm always backing up. Or, should I try a long format, not to jump to buy a new one? Incidentally, what makes Raw Values of C5 and C6 dramatically increase? although I've just been downloading amounts of video files into this drive F and have some other drives, other drives have been enduring this work for now, after all, is there just luck?

Thank you for viewing my question, I would appreciate your help if you tell this condition and provide me with a most favorable option.
 
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Grobe

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The disk is dying. When you've done doing backup, you should try to get refound if possible.

Until next time : The only valid backup is data that is already stored on at least two locations already.
 

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