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  1. Seek Error Rate - low values?

    Hi,

    I'm confused about a SMART error from my disk and wondered if anybody
    here could clarify it for me? During bootup my bios halts to tell me
    I have a smart error, I have to press a button to then continue. I
    ran some SMART diagnostic tools ("SiSoftware Sandra" and "HDDHealth")
    and one of them told me my "Seek Error Rate" was too low. Should I be
    worried? I know I can tell my bios to ignore smart errors but that
    seems a little foolish.

    It is a new disk so I can send it back, but it is the primary disk on
    my home machine, so I'll be out of action for some time until I get a
    replacement.

    Anybody have some advice for me?

    Many thanks

    Dsik details:
    400Gig Maxtor STM3500630AS

    Here are my SMART values:
    S.M.A.R.T Data
    Raw Read Error Rate (01) : 31265 (Threshold 6; Worst 117; Maximum 100)
    Spin-up Time (03) : 0 (Threshold 0; Worst 93; Maximum 93)
    Start/Stop Count (04) : 62 (Threshold 20; Worst 100; Maximum 100)
    Re-Allocated Sector Count (05) : 0 (Threshold 36; Worst 100; Maximum
    100)
    Seek Error Rate (07) : 58266 (Threshold 30; Worst 28; Maximum 28)
    Power-On Time Count (09) : 194 (Threshold 0; Worst 100; Maximum 100)
    Spin Retry Count (0A) : 0 (Threshold 97; Worst 100; Maximum 100)
    Power Cycle Count (0C) : 67 (Threshold 20; Worst 100; Maximum 100)
    TBB : 652 (Threshold 0; Worst 1; Maximum 1)
    TBD : 0 (Threshold 0; Worst 100; Maximum 100)
    TBE : 24 (Threshold 45; Worst 76; Maximum 69)
    Drive Temperature (C2) : 24 (Threshold 0; Worst 24; Maximum 40)
    ECC Corrected Count (C3) : 8190 (Threshold 0; Worst 76; Maximum 63)
    Pending Sector Count (C5) : 5 (Threshold 0; Worst 100; Maximum 100)
    Un-Correctable Sector Count (C6) : 5 (Threshold 0; Worst 100; Maximum
    100)
    CRC Error Count (C7) : 0 (Threshold 0; Worst 200; Maximum 200)
    Write Error Rate (C8) : 0 (Threshold 0; Worst 100; Maximum 253)
    TA Increase Count (CA) : 0 (Threshold 0; Worst 100; Maximum 253)

  2. Re: Seek Error Rate - low values?

    Iain Keddie wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm confused about a SMART error from my disk and wondered if anybody
    > here could clarify it for me? During bootup my bios halts to tell me
    > I have a smart error, I have to press a button to then continue. I
    > ran some SMART diagnostic tools ("SiSoftware Sandra" and "HDDHealth")
    > and one of them told me my "Seek Error Rate" was too low. Should I be
    > worried? I know I can tell my bios to ignore smart errors but that
    > seems a little foolish.
    >
    > It is a new disk so I can send it back, but it is the primary disk on
    > my home machine, so I'll be out of action for some time until I get a
    > replacement.
    >
    > Anybody have some advice for me?


    It's a new disk that's clearly broken. What do you do with broken stuff?

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