My HDD is about to die?

Discussion in 'hardware' started by Magic_The, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. Magic_The

    Magic_The Registered Member

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    Have it more than 6 years (WD) this program tells me that its about to die soon:
     

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  2. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    @Magic_The Make sure you have a full image of your hard drive in case it fails suddently, so when it does fail you can restore the image to the new drive. It would be a good idea to purchase a new drive now to have ready for when your current drive fails.

    Hard Disk Sentinel is showing serious problems with your hard drive, but nothing critical at this stage. This means that while the drive is starting to fail, it looks like it it is not going to suddently die just yet. I use Hard Disk Senitnel my self, and really like that is gives a detailed descrption of the current state of the hard drive.

    If it was me, I would buy a new drive right now (hard drives are cheap), and then clone your failing drive to the new drive and stop using the old one. Since your hard drive has developed problems, with further use it will only get worse, and it makes sense to switch to a new drive now before the current drive failes completely and use risk losing data,
     
  3. Magic_The

    Magic_The Registered Member

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    Thanks, I am planning to buy a new WD hdd in the coming work days, because I really like them.
     
  4. trott3r

    trott3r Registered Member

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    I use hdsentinel myself and ran at 1 day lifespan left for a few months until it died. Buy a new hard drive but it's not urgent ime yet
     
  5. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    Any time you see alot of reallocated sectors your drive is on its way out.
     
  6. Kyle_Katarn

    Kyle_Katarn Registered Member

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  7. Keatah

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    No need to run anything. It's time to backup and replace..
     
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