Hard Disk Health 6%


  1. Posts : 201
    Win10 10.0.18362 Build 18362
       #1

    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. Porthos's Avatar
    Posts : 881
    Win 10
       #2

    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. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
       #3

    Hello makhan10,

    Agreed. I would copy the data to another drive, dispose of this drive, and replace it.
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,909
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #4

    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. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #5

    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. Pejole2165's Avatar
    Posts : 746
    Windows 10 Pro 1909
       #6

    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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