12-01-2011 07:18 AM
I was having a pretty good day 'til the little red mark showed up on the Toolbox symbol. The hard drive failed the random seek test. I repeated it with the same results. I have the Active Protection System installed and know it's been working. About how long do I have before I can expect it to fail? It's just a 100gb drive and was probably going to be replaced soon anyway but this time of year wasn't the best. Luckily I have its big brother, but the 15.4 seem more like holding a desktop that closes.
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12-02-2011 09:07 AM
I won't exspect the worst but getting active before the final crash
Check the S.M.A.R.T.-results f.ex. with Everest or AIDA32. If there is a warning or failure, buy a new HDD and clone the old disk onto the new one after replacing the old one.
12-02-2011 03:07 PM
12-02-2011 03:48 PM
Thanks. I've always had really good luck with Hitachi. Got a good deal on a Seagate Barracude. Thought I take a chance just to keep it going until after the holiday (negative cash flow) season. It's not hear yet, but sometime after the first of the year, it'll be relegated to back-up duty by a shiny new SSD.