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seagate 7200rpm 100gb drive about to die

#1 Post by Estrogen Kid » Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:25 pm

look at the load cycle count, it's 759584. under 600000 is considered safe. also there's a lot of "pre-fail" statuses. i've been running ubuntu linux and i didn't know that it aggressively parks the hard drive about 10 times a minute!

need a replacement, preferably a 200gb 7200rpm drive.

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SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_
FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x000f   108   078   034    Pre-fail  Always       -
       112371916
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0003   094   092   000    Pre-fail  Always       -
       0
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age   Always       -
       869
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   100   100   036    Pre-fail  Always       -
       0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x000f   078   060   030    Pre-fail  Always       -
       59029316
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   097   097   000    Old_age   Always       -
       3100
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0013   100   097   034    Pre-fail  Always       -
       0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   032    Old_age   Always       -
       692
187 Reported_Uncorrect      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -
       0
189 High_Fly_Writes         0x003a   001   001   000    Old_age   Always       -
       2210
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022   066   051   045    Old_age   Always       -
       34 (Lifetime Min/Max 34/37)
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -
       1693
193 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0032   001   001   000    Old_age   Always       -
       759584
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   034   049   000    Old_age   Always       -
       34 (0 14 0 0)
195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered  0x001a   075   048   000    Old_age   Always       -
       112371916
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -
       0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0010   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -
       0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x003e   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -
       0
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate   0x0000   100   253   000    Old_age   Offline      -
       0
202 TA_Increase_Count       0x0032   100   253   000    Old_age   Always       -
       0
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#2 Post by Dodge DeBoulet » Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:07 pm

I had a 100GB, 7200RPM Seagate (Momentus 7200.1) in my T60 that started posting "imminent failure" messages every day or so in XP's Event Viewer. A sample of two is hardly valid statistically speaking, but I can't help wondering if we're going to start seeing more of these. Mine happened just last week.

Lenovo replaced the drive under the 3 year on-site warranty I had purchased with the laptop, and without the need for a visit by the QualX rep that handles the service in my area. They just shipped me a fresh Hitachi drive, and Acronis True Image handled (most of) the rest.
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#3 Post by Estrogen Kid » Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:32 pm

I found out that it is actually Windows XP that is causing my load cycle count to be so high, I have no idea why. When it idles I can audibly hear the hard drive head parking and unparking and it is very annoying. There is a script for linux that fixes this error, and I have no idea how to resolve it for Windows. my best bet right now is to get a new hard drive :(

The sad part is that this hard drive is only 7 months old and it is about to die, hopefully within the warranty.
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#4 Post by Estrogen Kid » Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:50 pm

I'm surprised there aren't other threads about this. My hard drive should be dead by now because of all the excessive load cycles.
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#5 Post by qviri » Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:47 am

Let us know when it in fact dies...
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#6 Post by cshbc » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:18 pm

Interesting.. I just had my 100GB7200 replaced! Is is the parking that killing these things or?
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#7 Post by Estrogen Kid » Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:10 pm

By default in Windows and Linux (I've tried each) the OS keeps parking and unparking the hard drive. This is very very bad for the drive because each time it does this it adds another cycle and it can only last 600,000 cycles (mine's at 760,000!). This leads to the drive failing prematurely, usually within a year. ouch

it seems to affect some hard drives and the seagate 100gb 7200rpm is one of them.
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