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SMART short self test - failed

2020-08-19, 4:16 AM

Hi 

 

I was wondering why the diagnostic test indicated that the SMART short self test failed.

It pertains to the 15GB separate hard drive.


Sincerely,


Chris

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Re:SMART short self test - failed

2020-08-19, 4:40 AM

I am not clear on what you mean by "15GB separate hard drive"... are you referring to an external HDD?     

 

SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) refers to the diagnostics built into the HDD to detect problems with the drive, so if it failed the SMART short test, then that means that that hard drive is failing and will need to be replaced.    

 

If I were you I would stop using the drive/system, backup any important data on that drive immediately and then shop for a replacement HDD unless the system is still under its 1-year warranty, during which Lenovo will replace the drive.

 

 

Cheers,

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Re:SMART short self test - failed

2020-08-20, 11:38 AM

Hello,

 

What model of ThinkPad is this?  Could it have a small mSATA SSD inside of it for ExpressCache use?

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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