Worried about Hard Drive failing

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  1. Pinkeh

    Pinkeh MDL Novice

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    #1 Pinkeh, Nov 16, 2014
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    Hello, I am worried that my hard drive is failing. My reasoning behind this is that, according to my S.M.A.R.T data my Calibration Retry Count is 2018 which HDTune says "Warning" and my Interface CRC Error Count is 9, which is an "Attention"

    Is it also bad that in 3 days (13th November - 16th November) My calibration Retry Count went from 1644 to 2018

    According to sentinel...

    Power on time is 1064 days 17 hours and has an estimated 760 days remaining.
    Performance is 100%
    Health is 100%
    Current temp is 44c | Max temp during lifespan was 53c
    S.M.A.R.T Also passed

    I checked my health with HDD Health, and that reports 93%
     
  2. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    #2 Mr.X, Nov 16, 2014
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    You should take care about HDD temperature:

    • Hard disk temperatures higher than 45°C led to higher failure rates

    • Temperatures lower than 25°C led to higher failure rates as well

    • Aging hard disk drives (3 years and older) were much more prone to failure when their average temperatures were 40°C and higher
     
  3. Mr.X

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    #3 Mr.X, Nov 16, 2014
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    And just in case, proceed to backup important personal data, if you have.
    Be prepared to buy a new 2.5" hdd.
     
  4. Pinkeh

    Pinkeh MDL Novice

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    Well I bought my laptop in 2010, and the hard drive has been on for 2.8 years. The average temperature is 41.18C (106.124F)
     
  5. mimart7

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  6. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    #6 Mr.X, Nov 16, 2014
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    oh it's a laptop then forget about cables, just take care of temperature and re-read my post #3
     
  7. Pinkeh

    Pinkeh MDL Novice

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    According to HWMonitor

    Motherboard:
    T200 93c(199f)
    T201 93c(199f)

    CPU:
    Core #0 86c (186f)
    Core #1 87c(188f)

    Hard Drive 42c (107f)
     

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  8. mimart7

    mimart7 MDL Senior Member

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    You need to get those temps under control!
     
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  9. Pinkeh

    Pinkeh MDL Novice

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    What temps would you say is normal?
     
  10. mimart7

    mimart7 MDL Senior Member

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    It would be good to see them about 10c cooler. Clean out you laptop. You may want to reapply the tim on your cpu.
     
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  11. Pinkeh

    Pinkeh MDL Novice

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    Right, so I stopped watching youtube and my motherboard temp went from 93 to 78. CPU went down to 71c
     
  12. mimart7

    mimart7 MDL Senior Member

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    That's still too high. Watching a youtube video, should get your temps that high.
     
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  13. EFA11

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    definitely has a hair ball in that laptop somewhere. Get a service manual on how to pull it apart and clean that cat eating thing lol