Hard Disk Health 6%  

  1. Posts : 298
    Win10 10.0.18362 Build 18362

    Hard Disk Health 6%

    my laptop hard disk stop working, when i connect it to another laptop via USB cable, it shows 6% Health even after Format

    does this mean i should not use it for critical data and throw it away
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  2. Posts : 927
    Win 10

    does this mean i should not use it for critical data and throw it away
    I would, Drives are not that expensive to replace.
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  3. Posts : 66,593
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Hello makhan10,

    Agreed. I would copy the data to another drive, dispose of this drive, and replace it.
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  4. Posts : 40,619
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    That sounds a great idea. Hopefully you also use disk imaging routinely and have a full backup. The act of imaging itself verifies the integrity of the used part of the partitions imaged. E.g. Macrium reflect (free-paid).

    You can use e.g. Hard Disk Sentinel (paid for ) or Crystal Diskinfo to montor the state of your disks and generate alerts. That way you get early notification of non-catastrophic failure.
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  5. Posts : 29,600
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    In your screenshot the healthy disk 0 is selected. If you select disk 1 and look at the S.M.A.R.T. tab you'll probably see a lot of reallocated sectors. If so it needs replacing ASAP.
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  6. Posts : 920
    Windows 10 Pro

    You could try a low level format which may return the drive to a usable state but how long that would last is unknown, and TBH would you trust that drive afterwards.
    As others have posted, for peace of mind, replace the drive before it fails completely.
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