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Old 03-09-12, 18:48   #1
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Default Hard disk failing

Seems that all new drives are not good enough in terms of quality as before, please see the status of my disks, all are failing more or less

Hitachi 500GB, 3 years old disk, has 2 weak sectors (not bad for 3 years):




WD Green 2TB
, 1.5 years old. Already has 6 bad and 7 weak sectors




WD Green 2TB
, only 2 months old and already have 8 weak sectors



External drives are fine, but I do not use them regularly as internal ones
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Old 03-09-12, 19:24   #2
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What program are you using to make that report?
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Old 03-09-12, 20:48   #3
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Chi, I'm using HD Sentinel app to make these reports: http://www.hdsentinel.com/
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Old 03-09-12, 21:21   #4
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Here's mine:



I've been bragging on the Samsung HD103SJ for a long time now, over 2 years old and barely any problems!
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Old 04-09-12, 05:14   #5
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I suppose a 100% health report is a rare case in HD sentinell (had this program myself). Nothing to worry about actually.
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Old 04-09-12, 07:04   #6
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Note sure about that, my external 2.5" drives are both excellent.

WD Passport 1.0TB, external (USB), perfect:




Transcend 320GB, external (USB), perfect (power on time seems to be unavailable):



Still need to query my other 2 external 3.5" drives to check. I will also check drives in my both laptops later. I see symptoms only on internal drives connected to my home computer, which is mostly in use.
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Old 04-09-12, 08:36   #7
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^ What temps do they (external drives) operate at?
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Old 04-09-12, 10:18   #8
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WD Passport is connected to WDTV Live box in living room, and Transcend is connected to another WDTV LIVE box in kids room. Both WDTV devices are linux-based machines.
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Around 25 centigrade then I suppose
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Old 04-09-12, 10:47   #10
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Yes, around 25C, that's correct. Internal drives go up to 60C, maybe even more, depending if the aircon is turned on in the rooms, but external drives are not hot as internal ones.

The fact is that sometimes I'm using my home computer remotely (by waking it using WOL and then RDP through my LAN from workplace or mobile). However, at that time I am unable to turn on the air-condition, because I'm not at home. This could be important over the summer, when the temperature in the room may go up to 35 or even more when aircondition is not turned on.

So, you think that the temperature could be the cause for this?
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