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Old 02-02-2013, 12:50 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by suicidaleggroll View Post
As for this, I have roughly 13 computers under my care, running a combined total of 95 hard drives 24/7. Most of these machines are between 3-6 years old. Out of the entire set, I typically lose one drive every 2 years. If anything I think drives have gotten more reliable over the years, not less.

If you really are having hard drives fail on you this often, I would take a closer look at your setup. I used to lose a drive a year on my personal computer until I started putting a case fan on the drive (just a case fan on the front of the case in front of the drive to give it some air flow). I haven't lost a single drive on my personal computers (which currently account for 3 comps and 9 hard drives out of the list above) since I started doing that about 9 years ago.
Thanks for the suggestions.

I run gaming cases (for the added cooling). This is the one I had before is this one. And my new case is this one.

Both had/have fans in the front. Air to drives should never have been an issue. I am gonna take my chances with SSD. I have a 1TB backup drive and no worries. I don't understand what the issue can be. I have changed SATA cables and everything and it don't seem to help. Maybe I just have really bad luck. lol
Old 02-04-2013, 05:24 AM   #17
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It's the same thing with those damned cell phones. They are designed to break so you have to buy new ones all the time.

Reallocated_Sector_Ct means there are bad sectors.

The FAQ about Raw_Read_Error_Rate says:
What details can be interpreted from Raw read error rate?

If no documentation is available, the RAW value of attribute 1 is typically useless. The 48-bit field might encode several values, try -v 1,hex48 to check.
However I think very high values means that there are few errors, while low values (like yours) means it's bad. But I see you already noticed that!

The values of WORST and THRESH seem to be more important than the raw values. I think WHEN_FAILED will say FAILING_NOW when WORST drops below THRESH.

I read in a report somewhere that once you get your first read error, the risk of failure increases significantly.

I read somewhere else (I have not tried it -- do it at your own risk!) that you can put a failed drive in the freezer to be able to plug it in for long enough to pull data from it.


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