Question Recommendations for replacement HDD or SSD (Seagate ST2000DM001 2TB)

Sean16

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Looking for recommendations for a replacement HDD or SSD.

Over the weekend I began hearing what sounded like a grinding noise coming from my hard drive area. I have a Seagate ST2000DM001 2TB and ran SMART and Fix All - Long tests through SeaTools for Windows. Both came back fine. Speccy, although now outdated, also said nothing was wrong. My hard drive usually sits around 30-40°C. There was no noticeable drop in my PC's performance either, just that every few minutes I'd hearing this grinding noise, but I backed up my files just in case.

I opened my PC up today and gave the area around my hard drive a spray with compressed air, as well as my intake fan. I also moved some wiring around in case they were touching something. Since turning my PC back on, I haven't heard anything but I'm not confident that I've fixed the issue, I'm just waiting on the grinding to return.

My PC's pretty old, it's 8-years-old in January and I've had the same drive since so it's not surprising that components are beginning to show their age. I recently had my fans replaced and a new GPU installed, but I'm planning on buying a new PC next year or later. I want to keep my current PC though as either a backup or for a future build.

Was thinking of just buying the same 2TB drive again but I'm wondering if I'd be better off going for something newer or even an SSD, though I'm not sure what's compatible with my PC. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Specs:

OS: Windows 10
CPU: AMD FX-4300
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3
RAM: 16 GB
GPU: Saphire Pulse RX 570
HDD: Seagate ST2000DM001 2TB
PSU: XFX Pro 550W

Thanks.
 

Sean16

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SATA SSDs are compatible with your motherboard......and that's what I would go with because they're much faster than an HDD.
Plus....you don't have any potential for grinding noises.
Aw sweet, so I can really go with any kind of drive then?
 

Sean16

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SeaTools is inappropriate for reporting SMART attributes. Can you show us the SMART report with CrystalDiskInfo?

https://crystalmark.info/en/software/crystaldiskinfo/
Here you go.

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CrystalDiskInfo 8.12.12 (C) 2008-2021 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World: https://crystalmark.info/
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OS : Windows 10 [10.0 Build 19043] (x64)
Date : 2021/10/26 20:50:33

-- Controller Map ----------------------------------------------------------
+ Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller [ATA]
+ ATA Channel 0 (0)
- TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-224DB ATA Device
+ ATA Channel 1 (1)
- ST2000DM001-1CH164 ATA Device
+ Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller [ATA]
- ATA Channel 0 (0)
- ATA Channel 1 (1)
- Microsoft Storage Spaces Controller [SCSI]

-- Disk List ---------------------------------------------------------------
(01) ST2000DM001-1CH164 : 2000.3 GB [0/1/0, pd1]

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(01) ST2000DM001-1CH164
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Model : ST2000DM001-1CH164
Firmware : CC27
Serial Number : ****
Disk Size : 2000.3 GB (8.4/137.4/2000.3/2000.3)
Buffer Size : Unknown
Queue Depth : 32
# of Sectors : 3907029168
Rotation Rate : 7200 RPM
Interface : Serial ATA
Major Version : ACS-2
Minor Version : ACS-3 Revision 3b
Transfer Mode : SATA/300 | SATA/600
Power On Hours : 20155 hours
Power On Count : 10807 count
Temperature : 31 C (87 F)
Health Status : Good
Features : S.M.A.R.T., APM, NCQ
APM Level : 8080h [ON]
AAM Level : ----
Drive Letter : C:

-- S.M.A.R.T. --------------------------------------------------------------
ID Cur Wor Thr RawValues(6) Attribute Name
01 113 _99 __6 00000306B7A8 Read Error Rate
03 _96 _96 __0 000000000000 Spin-Up Time
04 _90 _90 _20 000000002A50 Start/Stop Count
05 100 100 _10 000000000000 Reallocated Sectors Count
07 _75 _60 _30 0018328E83FA Seek Error Rate
09 _77 _77 __0 000000004EBB Power-On Hours
0A 100 100 _97 000000000000 Spin Retry Count
0C _90 _90 _20 000000002A37 Power Cycle Count
B7 100 100 __0 000000000000 Vendor Specific
B8 100 100 _99 000000000000 End-to-End Error
BB 100 100 __0 000000000000 Reported Uncorrectable Errors
BC 100 _99 __0 00000000001B Command Timeout
BD _96 _96 __0 000000000004 High Fly Writes
BE _69 _49 _45 0010201B001F Airflow Temperature
BF 100 100 __0 000000000000 G-Sense Error Rate
C0 100 100 __0 000000000039 Power-off Retract Count
C1 _95 _95 __0 000000002D76 Load/Unload Cycle Count
C2 _31 _51 __0 80000000001F Temperature
C5 100 100 __0 000000000000 Current Pending Sector Count
C6 100 100 __0 000000000000 Uncorrectable Sector Count
C7 200 200 __0 000000000000 UltraDMA CRC Error Count
F0 100 253 __0 06670000509A Head Flying Hours
F1 100 253 __0 0013A56967F7 Total Host Writes
F2 100 253 __0 0013E24684AF Total Host Reads

-- IDENTIFY_DEVICE ---------------------------------------------------------
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
000: 0C5A 3FFF C837 0010 0000 0000 003F 0000 0000 0000
010: FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF
020: 0000 0000 0004 4343 3237 2020 2020 5354 3230 3030
030: 444D 3030 312D 3143 4831 3634 2020 2020 2020 2020
040: 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 8010 4000 2F00
050: 4000 0200 0200 0007 3FFF 0010 003F FC10 00FB 0110
060: FFFF 0FFF 0000 0007 0003 0078 0078 0078 0078 0000
070: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 001F 850E 0004 004C 0040
080: 03F0 001F 346B 7D69 4163 3469 BC49 4163 407F 006B
090: 006B 8080 FFFE 0000 D000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
100: 88B0 E8E0 0000 0000 0000 0000 6003 0000 5000 C500
110: 64B9 DF47 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 401E
120: 401C 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0029 88B0
130: E8E0 88B0 E8E0 2020 0002 0140 0100 5000 3C06 3C0A
140: 0000 003C 0000 0008 0000 0000 05FF 0280 0000 0000
150: 0008 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 5800 8800
160: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0002 0000
170: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
180: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
190: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
200: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 3085 0000 0000 4000
210: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 1C20 0000 0000
220: 0000 0000 107E 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
230: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
240: 0000 0000 0000 0003 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
250: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 26A5

-- SMART_READ_DATA ---------------------------------------------------------
+0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +A +B +C +D +E +F
000: 0A 00 01 0F 00 71 63 A8 B7 06 03 00 00 00 03 03
010: 00 60 60 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 32 00 5A 5A 50
020: 2A 00 00 00 00 00 05 33 00 64 64 00 00 00 00 00
030: 00 00 07 0F 00 4B 3C FA 83 8E 32 18 00 00 09 32
040: 00 4D 4D BB 4E 00 00 00 00 00 0A 13 00 64 64 00
050: 00 00 00 00 00 00 0C 32 00 5A 5A 37 2A 00 00 00
060: 00 00 B7 32 00 64 64 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 B8 32
070: 00 64 64 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 BB 32 00 64 64 00
080: 00 00 00 00 00 00 BC 32 00 64 63 1B 00 00 00 00
090: 00 00 BD 3A 00 60 60 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 BE 22
0A0: 00 45 31 1F 00 1B 20 10 00 00 BF 32 00 64 64 00
0B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 C0 32 00 64 64 39 00 00 00 00
0C0: 00 00 C1 32 00 5F 5F 76 2D 00 00 00 00 00 C2 22
0D0: 00 1F 33 1F 00 00 00 00 80 00 C5 12 00 64 64 00
0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 C6 10 00 64 64 00 00 00 00 00
0F0: 00 00 C7 3E 00 C8 C8 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 F0 00
100: 00 64 FD 9A 50 00 00 67 06 34 F1 00 00 64 FD F7
110: 67 69 A5 13 00 00 F2 00 00 64 FD AF 84 46 E2 13
120: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
130: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
140: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
150: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
160: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 50 02 00 73
170: 03 00 01 00 01 E0 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
180: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 04 04 04 04 04 04 04
190: 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00
1A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 18 00 18 73 99 1E 10 42 00 00
1B0: 00 00 00 00 01 00 9F 1C F7 67 69 A5 13 00 00 00
1C0: AF 84 46 E2 13 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 52 25 00 00 30 00 15 00
1E0: 00 00 00 00 28 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 2A
1F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 CE

-- SMART_READ_THRESHOLD ----------------------------------------------------
+0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +A +B +C +D +E +F
000: 01 00 01 06 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 00
010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 14 00 00 00 00
020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 05 0A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
030: 00 00 07 1E 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 09 00
040: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0A 61 00 00 00 00
050: 00 00 00 00 00 00 0C 14 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
060: 00 00 B7 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 B8 63
070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 BB 00 00 00 00 00
080: 00 00 00 00 00 00 BC 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
090: 00 00 BD 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 BE 2D
0A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 BF 00 00 00 00 00
0B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 C0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0C0: 00 00 C1 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 C2 00
0D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 C5 00 00 00 00 00
0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 C6 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0F0: 00 00 C7 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 F0 00
100: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 F1 00 00 00 00 00
110: 00 00 00 00 00 00 F2 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
120: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
130: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
140: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
150: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
160: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
170: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
180: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
190: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 FD
 

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