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Old 04-06-2014, 01:46 PM   #1
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Default Hard Drive Failing

Okay this is my situation, I have a hard drive that on Cyrstal Disk Info is in BAD condition. It says the problems are

Current Pending Sector Count -4
Uncurrectable Sector Count -511
Reallocated Sectors Count -542

What I wanted to know is how serious is the problem is, and If its really bad how long until the hard drive breaks.
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:55 PM   #2
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It doesn't sound good. First thing I would recommend would be to do a complete backup of all your data. Next, I would go to the drive manufacturer's website and download their diagnostic utility and test the drive.

With hard drives the question isn't IF it will fail but WHEN. All hdds will fail at some point in time since they are mechanical.

There is no way to say how long it will be before the drive fails.
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:27 PM   #3
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I thought it might be something along the lines of that, well luckily I installed windows 7 on it only 1 month ago so I don't have much data to back up.
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News on the situation, this morning I ordered a Mushkin Enhanced 120gb SSD from newegg as well as a 2.5" to 3.5" drive bay adapter. Never had a SSD before, really exited!
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:03 PM   #5
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ssds are the way to go man. you won't be dissapointed
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