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Smart short self test failure code HD521-2W

Is there a way to confirm whether this is a false positive or not?   If not, do I need to provide a direct replacement hard drive or is this a good time to upgrade?

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Re: Smart short self test failure code HD521-2W

The life potential of a hard drive can be 1-3 years. You will find most drives on the market with 1 year warranties.

More on the HD521 error, see here. and here. If it were mine, I would get a new Seagate or WD1TB drive (Sata 6 Gb/sec) and clone the old drive with their versions of Disk Wizard. (free disk clone programs).

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It's common courtesy to mention the model #, and current OS installed, and hardware changes.There are too many variables. (Noticed 18 views before I jumped into the question).

If the drive is viable, it possible to clone it, creating a bootable complete copy of the hard drive. The clone drive must be the same size or larger. If the drive is unstable, hopefully you made the Restore DVD's when you bought the computer. The Restore process does not copy data files, or added programs.

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Re: Smart short self test failure code HD521-2W

My apologies, as I am new to the forum thing.  i have a HP p6330f desktop running Win7 / 64 bit Home Premium OS. the CPU is an Intel i3.  Is the failure code something common to my set up?

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The life potential of a hard drive can be 1-3 years. You will find most drives on the market with 1 year warranties.

More on the HD521 error, see here. and here. If it were mine, I would get a new Seagate or WD1TB drive (Sata 6 Gb/sec) and clone the old drive with their versions of Disk Wizard. (free disk clone programs).

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Re: Smart short self test failure code HD521-2W

Okie dokie then, a new hard drive it is.  With that said, other than speed, is there a need/advantage to upgrading to the i5 or i7 series at this time?  I am currently running a 1TB, with 6gb of ram drive (manufacture unk).

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