Question Is my hard drive showing signs of dying?

Jun 4, 2022
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Hello, today I checked my event viewer and noticed it said this:

Is this something to be concerned about as it seems to be spammed in the event viewer in places. The disk is a "SAMSUNG HD321KJ 320GB" and is my first hard drive I installed in my system.
However there have been no data corruption issues with the drive yet and this event log means the sector cannot be read correctly and the drive had to read it again which might be a read/seek error on the head, however these seems to be 0 in CrystalDiskInfo. The bad sector count in CrystalDiskInfo also seems to be 0 and doesn't display "Caution" on health status (I also notice the power on hours do not increase anymore, nor the power on count). Here is the CrystalDiskInfo output:


Should I be concerned about my hard drive dying with this possible sign of failure?
 

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Whether software says it is perfect, or near death, you should always be prepared for something to go wrong in the next 0.25 secs.

Physical drive death is not the only way for the data on it to go bye bye.
 

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