osk4

Something strange happened to my hard drive

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Around 2-3 months ago I discovered my primary HDD (WD-1002FEAX-00Z3A0, it's a western digital) had 1 write error count. I kept checking everyday (I'm serious) if the value was increasing but it didn't until today.

(I did a chkdsk right after I discovered the write error count. Here is the log: http://pastebin.com/3t4yQshw)

Today I checked the value as always but to my surprise, the value is 0 (it decreased from 1). I don't understand. Is the HDD going to fail sooner? If not, what happened to that write error count? I'm so confused.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks...

SMART:

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I did an extended test with WD diagnostics and I couldn't find the log but in test result, it said: PASS. Also, I checked the SMART attributes again and they are the same.

Strange situation...

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I had a similar problem with an older Western Digital drive. Eventually the drive bricked (i.e. "failed") and I lost all my data. I briefly tried OCZ drives, eventually they bricked. So, I swiched to samsung HDD and SSD drives and so far so good.

I'm not sure if I got a lemon Western Digital, but I would also backup your data onto a different manufacturer hard drive to be safe.

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I had a similar problem with an older Western Digital drive. Eventually the drive bricked (i.e. "failed") and I lost all my data. I briefly tried OCZ drives, eventually they bricked. So, I swiched to samsung HDD and SSD drives and so far so good.

I'm not sure if I got a lemon Western Digital, but I would also backup your data onto a different manufacturer hard drive to be safe.

Similar problem as in the write error count reset to 0? Or you had several write error counts?

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Current Pending Sector Count, Uncorrectable Sector Count, Reallocated Sector Count, and a few others that indicate possible pre-failure all look perfect, I wouldn't worry about it.

To be fair, SMART only catches about 50% of drive failures, but in this case I wouldn't stress about it.

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If it makes you feel better, I'm using a drive that's exhausted it's spare sector's.

Made ext4, ran badblocks, and no issues! I just issue a badblock once a month to update new F'ed sector's.... Hehe.

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