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 A failing drive is defined as: A failing drive is defined as:
   - 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 tests, strange noises, slowing down, corrupt data, etc.
  
 <note important>​A failed long test does NOT mean your drive is failing, it could be just bad blocks. See previous section.</​note>​ <note important>​A failed long test does NOT mean your drive is failing, it could be just bad blocks. See previous section.</​note>​

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