Question Is this a faulty HDD?

MandelaEffect2000

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Hey,

I've just purchased a new mini-pc from Lenovo model M75q-1 which has the following hard drive disk: ST1000LM049-2GH172 (LXM4).

As you can see from the screenshots below, the number of read error rate and seek error rate is significant (short SELF test). Does that mean it's almost failing?

Also, the temperature of the hard drive disk is constantly reaching 50 degrees. Is that okay too?

What else can you say about the overall health of this hard drive?





Thanks!
 
Love those Lenovo tiny units.

Your tests are showing 41c. temperature.
Not bad for residing in a small case.
I would agree that the tests do not bode well for HDD longevity.
I think you should consider a rma if you are worried.

But, you really should not want a HDD any more.
Buy a 500gb samsung 970 evo m.2 pcie ssd for about $65.
(lenovo wants $330)
Use the samsung ssd migration app to move your C drive to the ssd.
You can download the app and instructions here:

Trust me, a ssd makes all the difference in the world.
 
There is nothing wrong with those numbers. Seagate's SMART attributes are counterintuitive. The raw error counts are actually sector counts.

Seek Error Rate and Hardware ECC Recovered SMART attributes:
http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=89

Seagate SMART Attribute Specification:
http://t1.daumcdn.net/brunch/service/user/axm/file/zRYOdwPu3OMoKYmBOby1fEEQEbU.pdf
http://www.hddoracle.com/download/file.php?id=5129

Normal SATA SMART Attribute Behavior (Seagate):
http://t1.daumcdn.net/brunch/service/user/axm/file/Vw3RJSZllYbDc86ssL6bofiL4r0.pdf
http://www.hddoracle.com/download/file.php?id=5130
 

MandelaEffect2000

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There is nothing wrong with those numbers. Seagate's SMART attributes are counterintuitive. The raw error counts are actually sector counts.

Seek Error Rate and Hardware ECC Recovered SMART attributes:
http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=89

Seagate SMART Attribute Specification:
http://t1.daumcdn.net/brunch/service/user/axm/file/zRYOdwPu3OMoKYmBOby1fEEQEbU.pdf
http://www.hddoracle.com/download/file.php?id=5129

Normal SATA SMART Attribute Behavior (Seagate):
http://t1.daumcdn.net/brunch/service/user/axm/file/Vw3RJSZllYbDc86ssL6bofiL4r0.pdf
http://www.hddoracle.com/download/file.php?id=5130
Thanks. So you are certain these values are okay and I have nothing to worry about in terms of longevity? Out of every HDD I've had the only ones that ended up failing were a Maxtor and another Seagate. Also, in the country where I live (Brazil) Lenovo clients haven't had luck with RMA especially regarding laptops, including problems with hard drive disks. I still have 4 days left to return the product if I want to.

Talking about RMA, do you know how warranty works for this Seagate hard drive? As it comes with a Lenovo PC, can I also register it on the official Seagate website?
Love those Lenovo tiny units.

Your tests are showing 41c. temperature.
Not bad for residing in a small case.
At the time of testing I had just powered on the PC, so temps were still rather cool. But the hard disk is constantly reaching above 50 degrees.

I have to admit it's a nice mini-PC. Previously I had my first NUC with a modest Intel APU i5-4250U/8GB DDR3L (dual-channel) and it lasted for roughly 4 years before it got too slow for everyday use on Linux Ubuntu. Comparing this Lenovo M75q-1 to the NUC D54250WYK, the 12nm AMD APU is a huge leap forward in terms of performance. But in terms of components and overall build quality, Intel still takes the lead.

The Lenovo mini-pc is still good though for the price, and I wanted to go with AMD because of the iGPU performance.
 

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