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    Reallocated sector count, time for a new hd?

    Just for fun I downloaded crystaldisk info to check the status of my ssd drives but what I did not expect was the warning it gave on my normal drive. It said caution on the reallocated sector count, the readout was
    current:100
    worst:100
    threshold:36
    Does that mean it had reallocated 64 more than the threshold allows?

    Short version: should I replace the drive? It is not slow (easily hadles 1080p fraps recordings) or anything, haven't noticed anything wierd or noise coming from it either.

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    Re: Reallocated sector count, time for a new hd?

    One of my drives says 252 252 10 and my other one says 100 100 5 with no warnings so i'm going to say its fine but use another program with smart reading to be sure.

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    Re: Reallocated sector count, time for a new hd?

    Run the DOS version of either seatools or Hitachi DFT on the drive and see if you get any errors. If you get any errors it would be a good idea to replace the drive as it will only get worse.

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    Re: Reallocated sector count, time for a new hd?

    Thanks for the replies, going to try seatools today and see if I have to start searching for the reciept for the drive.

    edit: Well seatools found nothing wrong so I guess it is ok then
    Last edited by StarFall; June 14, 2012 at 06:46.

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    Re: Reallocated sector count, time for a new hd?

    ignore Current/Worst/Threshold values. look at the raw data in SMART for reallocated sectors.

    looking at google's paper on drive failure rate, reallocated sector counts:
    No reallocated sectors = ~3% 8 month failure rate.
    1-2 reallocated sectors = 16% 8 month failure rate.
    2+ = 30% 8-month failure rate.
    Last edited by blackstar; June 15, 2012 at 20:31.

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