Hard drive health? Pass SMART/diagnostics but HD Tune shows errors?

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  1. lektrix

    lektrix Golden Member

    Aug 9, 2003
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    What I mean by my drive "acting up" is that everytime I reboot, it asks me do a chkdsk for this specific drive...there are always "corrupt" files that need to be deleted or realigned or w/e and it happens on EVERY bootup. Recently, I've had some of my game folders disappear but when I click the shortcuts on my desktop, the games still work fine...

    It seems to me like the drive is dying (Raptor 74GB - out of warranty), but it passes the SMART test and has 0 errors in a WD Diagnostics Extended Test. Error scan in HD Tune 4.01 shows nothing as well, but when I got to 'Health', it says:

    (05) Reallocated Sector Count 199(Current)/199(Worst)/140(Threshold)/3(Data) - warning
    (C4) Reallocated Event Count 199/199/0/1 - warning
    (C7) Ultra DMA CRC Error Count 200/253/0/308 - warning

    What does this mean? Is the drive dying or what?!@?!

    READ Benchmark results:

    Min 3.6mb/s
    Max 4.0mb/s
    Avg 4.0mb/s

    Access time 8.2ms
    Burst rate 4.0mb/s
    CPU usage 50.4%

    Is this right?

    I put the Raptor offline and threw in my brand new WD 1.5TB EARS Green (using same port, same cable) and the WD Green destroyed the Raptor in benchmarks...

    What is going on?

    Why are you reposting your own thread?

    Your old thread will remain open:

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    #1 lektrix, Mar 2, 2010
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  3. Russwinters

    Russwinters Senior member

    Jul 31, 2009
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    I swear I answered this before (Deja vu?)

    Run the drive as a secondary drive and run www.hddscan.com

    Do the linear scan and watch the map view, look for lots of yellow or worse.

    if there is a few yellow, that is OK but not great, if anything worse is showing up then you have problems coming.
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