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05-10-2016 06:31 AM
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05-10-2016 07:30 AM
Considering you have the backups and a failure, I would consider replacing the drive. 1TB drives are relatively inexpensive and you can be on your way by restoring the info from backup. IMHO it is not worth any further taking chances on the old drive.
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05-12-2016 07:19 AM
April 2015 I received a "Failure Imminent" warning about my Hard Drive. I bought a new blank one and was going to replace it, but the warning went away and I ran SMART tests and they said Hard Drive was fine. One year later......
April 2016, I received a "Failure Imminent" warning about my Hard Drive. I ran SMART tests = they said the same. I cleaned up the drive and deleted programs, installed Hard Drive Sentinel. Disk "Performance" was 100% "Health" 0%.
Five Days later, FOR NO APPARENT REASON, the Hard Drive "Performance 100%" and "Health was 100%" NO FAILURE IMMINENT WARNING!!!
NO FAILURE IMMINENT WARNING!!!
Hard Drive Sentinel statistics were Excellent at 100% for six days then I got the "Failure Imminent" warning again.
"Failure Predicted--Attribute: 7 Seek Error Rate, Rate of positioning errors of the read/write heads. Indicate problems with servo, head. High Temperatures can also cause this problem. (Temp was 36 degrees Celsius) Replace Hard Drive Immediately."
My question is:
Since it did this a year ago and recovered by itself and lasted a full year before giving the same warning, in the same month, and then recovered for several days and then gave the same warning again, =
Is there something I can do to fix the "servo, head?" or reduce the temperature? or do I have to just replace the Hard Drive?
(such a pain to start all over again, as I replaced the Hard Drive 2 years ago with a reconditioned one) This all just seems so very odd and suspicious, as Microsoft has been relentless in its pursuit to get me to update to Windows 10, which I refuse.