Samsung HDD which some diagnostics report S.M.A.R.T. fails & pass Solved


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    Samsung HDD which some diagnostics report S.M.A.R.T. fails & pass


    Iím having an intermittent BIOS report that my second HDD S.M.A.R.T.failed and to enter the BIOS.
    I have tested the Samsung HDD with SeagateTools and with Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostics which sometime pass and sometimes it fails.
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    So I'm confused whether the HDD is failing or not?
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    Does anyone have any ideas about this????
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    Doesn't look too good if the bios is reporting a problem. Spin up time could indicate an issue with the motor, I'd immediately back up anything important off that drive if you can keep it going long enough.
    Could be a loose or defective cable perhaps as it seems to be intermittent? check the leads both SATA and power are firmly connected or try a different SATA cable. The older SATA cables without a clip can easily work loose, check both ends. I had issues with a now you see it now you don't boot drive a couple of years back, replaced the cable and no problem since.
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    Thanks, will check the cables and will test the drive again with HD Sentinel.
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    Seems those HDDs were produced about 9 years ago, so maybe it is old, usually there is a production date on the label, on that basis I would replace it.

    The older a drive is the greater the chances of failure. A longer spinup time may indicate bearing wear.
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    As clam1952 pointed out this is an old drive in fact it is 10 years old.
    I decided to connect it to a Sabrent USB docking station and test it on another desktop with HD Sentinel, SeaTools, Data Lifeguard Diagnostics and CrystalDisc Info and run DST and extended tests which it passed all except for S.M.A.R.T which all applications reported an issue with spin-up time. So, yes as clam125 pointed out the drive has an issue most likely with the motor.
    I will keep the drive connected to my spare desktop just as an exercise to see how long it will take for it to fail completely. After all the drive does not have important data on it.
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    Thanks for your input.
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