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howtos:hardware:smart_hdd_diagnostics [2015/01/05 01:17 (UTC)]
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howtos:hardware:smart_hdd_diagnostics [2015/01/05 01:18 (UTC)]
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   - Having a ''​Pre-fail''​ attribute below or near threshold, marked ''​FAILING_NOW''​ or ''​In_the_past''​.   - Having a ''​Pre-fail''​ attribute below or near threshold, marked ''​FAILING_NOW''​ or ''​In_the_past''​.
   - Having an ''​Old_age''​ attribute below or near threshold, marked ''​FAILING_NOW''​ or ''​In_the_past''​ **PLUS** other signs of failure such as consistent failure of SMART long tests, strange noises, slowing down, corrupt data, etc.   - Having an ''​Old_age''​ attribute below or near threshold, marked ''​FAILING_NOW''​ or ''​In_the_past''​ **PLUS** other signs of failure such as consistent failure of SMART long tests, strange noises, slowing down, corrupt data, etc.
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 +<note important>​A failed long test does NOT mean your drive is failing, it could be just bad blocks. See previous section.</​note>​
  
 Do not ignore your senses, if the HDD sounds unusual or makes strange noises, monitor it closely and/or replace it. Again, SMART cannot tell you with great accuracy if or when the drive will fail. The drive can fail with above threshold attributes and minimal signs. The only hope you have to keep your data safe is to backup your data, use the 3-2-1 strategy as mentioned above. Do not ignore your senses, if the HDD sounds unusual or makes strange noises, monitor it closely and/or replace it. Again, SMART cannot tell you with great accuracy if or when the drive will fail. The drive can fail with above threshold attributes and minimal signs. The only hope you have to keep your data safe is to backup your data, use the 3-2-1 strategy as mentioned above.

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