[S.M.A.R.T.] Raw Read Error Rate Failed?
Hello guys, thanks for watching this post. So I just wake up and the OS told me that the HD was having some issues. So I did a Chkdsk on Windows.. and there was no problem. Then I booted Ubuntu and saw that SMART found a problem. And then I saw this. (Look at ID:01 - Raw Read Error Rate)
Why mine is 1? Maybe it's not that bad? Actually I'm on Windows right now, of course SMART is still telling me that there is a problem but i haven't lost any file.. I'm worried to not be able to boot in the future. Maybe its a problem from SMART? What do you recommend guys?
Thanks for the patience.
Back up all your stuff, wipe data and RMA the drive. Once SMART fails there's no point in thinking what the problem is as SMART is a self monitoring feature. I RMA drives that didn't trip SMART but still got crap load of bad sectors.
Thanks for the response moocow.
I backed up all my data. Luckily the PC is still in warranty and I'll use it to RMA the HDD for a new one (hope so!)
Not important, but, any advice about what should I say to the people about the proplem? I hope they understand at least what is a "SMART error..." and why its critical!
You can also say the hard drive failed a self-test: any half-competent hard disk manufacturer would issue RMA for that. Given that 1 is the lowest possible value a drive can be assigned, I'm surprised you can still boot off that hard drive.
Since you have a Ubuntu Live CD, you can run a self test as well typing this into the terminal:
Assuming the hard disk isn't dead by the end of the test, you can review the test result:
Thanks Frontier204, I'll test my HDD tonight and, if needed, I'll print the result as proof of the failure. (i have a bunch of proofs anyways..)
Thaks again, i'll keep you updated.
EDIT: Here is the log from the smartctl command, if interested. See ya!
Ok guys. Just a quick update and you can close the thread.
Finally I RMA the HDD and right now I have a SeaGate 500GB, same characteristics than the Samsung (i guess)
There was nothing I could do about the broken HDD.. so yea, the solution is to RMA the HDD.
Thanks all for your help and interest.
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