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Old 07-03-2014, 04:31 PM   #1
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I would like to get your opinions on SMART data on Hard Disk Drives. I have a few HDD that have some SMART errors. Namely Reallocated Sectors, Pending sectors, Uncorrectable Sector count etc etc

A search on google will give me all kinds of opinion of people who say anything from being OK to use, to backing up the data and throwing away. There is not one website that tries to define what each error and threshold means.

My question to you experts, if a HDD has say a few reallocated sectors, is it still ok to use it normally? And what does the threshold mean? If the threshold says "140" and I have just 1 reallocated sector, does it mean it's ok?

And let's say if the value of the reallocated sector count exceed the threshold value, does that mean there are no more spare good sectors in the HDD to replace the bad sectors?

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Thanks Gab, I was actually more looking for explanation about the SMART status. Everyone seems to have a different interpretation. However I did find some basic explanation on this site :

http://www.ntfs.com/disk-monitor-smart-attributes.htm

By the way, I love your reviews, especially about Power Supplies. Keep up the great work!
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