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 Post subject: Do these figures mean imminent failure? How about corruption
PostPosted: May 22nd, 2020, 21:55 
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I am going to take conventional as spinners regardless of there interface.

I should probably know more about HDD's. To be honest I don't find them very exciting, I just want them to work. So I got an NVMe as system drive as said to be the fastest and a 3TB Sata for storage. I had not look at drive health for a long time. I friend asked me to buy a drive second hand and when I received it I put it in my docking station to check it out. I used Crystal Disk (probably not the latest version sitting on PC unused for some time) of course I would look at my drives while there. With the 3TB HDD (that I will attach screenshot figures are Dec) I do not think I am happy with what I saw from 2.5 year old HDD. I might be interpreting the figures wrong. I don't know how Crystal Disk can have the health as "GOOD"

I backup the HDD. No RAID.

I pumped my Serial No into Seagate and says it is not warrantied. Out of interest what is warranty period?

Do these figures mean imminent failure? How about corruption, am I likely to find files corrupt on the backup?
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 Post subject: Re: Do these figures mean imminent failure? How about corrup
PostPosted: May 23rd, 2020, 0:04 
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Those numbers are OK. Nothing to worry about.

http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=89

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 Post subject: Re: Do these figures mean imminent failure? How about corrup
PostPosted: May 23rd, 2020, 4:55 
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backing up is always a good idea tho.
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 Post subject: Re: Do these figures mean imminent failure? How about corrup
PostPosted: May 23rd, 2020, 5:03 
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If you're this paranoid about a 2nd hand drive then don't buy it.

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I pumped my Serial No into Seagate and says it is not warrantied. Out of interest what is warranty period?


That's info you can simply google.

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 Post subject: Re: Do these figures mean imminent failure? How about corrup
PostPosted: May 23rd, 2020, 20:45 
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fzabkar very good info in link, thank you.

I do backup as I value my data.

Arch Stanton not helpful. If you read properly I was not paranoid about second hand drive I was asked to buy, I was checking it, It is OK. I got concerned over
my 3TB drive seeing the numbers.

As for the warranty I had looked into it in a short time I had available. I did not come up with a definitive answer in all the legal crap, and the amount of variables, depending on how you came to posses HDD and the part of the world you are in. As I am on a forum where experts in HDD's frequent I thought no harm in asking and I might get a short answer. As my drive is not dying I don't need to know warranty info at the present.

Again thanks to those who helped.


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 Post subject: Re: Do these figures mean imminent failure? How about corrup
PostPosted: May 25th, 2020, 11:35 
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Yeah, I have given up on popularity contests.

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Do these figures mean imminent failure?


No. But it will fail eventually. Maybe even tomorrow without those numbers giving the slightest indication.

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How about corruption, am I likely to find files corrupt on the backup?


These numbers have absolutely nothing to do with integrity of individual files. Are you likely to find corrupt files? Not when looking for them, you typically find when when not looking for or expecting them.

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As for the warranty I had looked into it in a short time I had available. I did not come up with a definitive answer in all the legal crap, and the amount of variables, depending on how you came to posses HDD and the part of the world you are in.


IOW, you didn't want to spend time on it. Let others do that. And IF this is warranty is location dependent, then how is someone supposed to answer that without knowing which part of the world you're in? Like you said, HDD experts, not legal experts

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