Windows 10: Overlimit shock events, time to replace HD ? Solved

  1.    30 Nov 2017 #1

    Overlimit shock events, time to replace HD ?


    I ran a hwinfo on a 2012 laptop, still a very capable machine, all S.M.A.R.T. logs are green/OK but there is a strange
    message (not sure what it means):

    Overlimit shock events: 62

    what's that?
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    time to replace the HD?
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  2. Posts : 7,474
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       30 Nov 2017 #2

    Hi roy111

    If you google "Shock Events HDD" you will see a few different names for this. Basically your device detected a Shock. I imagine Overlimit means it exceed a set point and quite possibly perform some action with the heads to prevent damage. Given this is a laptop I would say it is not unusually to have a shock, maybe even a few more given it is five years old. Laptops can lead a tough life.

    Of course 62 might say you want to be a little more gentle.

    Backups never hurt anyone.


    Ken
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    01 Dec 2017 #3

    Caledon Ken said: View Post

    Of course 62 might say you want to be a little more gentle.

    Ken
    I'll try , Thanks!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 7,474
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       01 Dec 2017 #4

    They don't build them like they use too. Bet if this had been a new device there would be pieces lying about.

    Good luck and think about backups.

    We have great tutorial on Macrium Reflect which allows you to image your drive. Should your disk die at some point you pop in the boot disk and restore the Image to your new drive. Boom you're back in business.


    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect


    Ken
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    01 Dec 2017 #5

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    They don't build them like they use too. Bet if this had been a new device there would be pieces lying about.

    Good luck and think about backups.
    Given my heavy hands i'll consider an ssd, thanks for the advice about backups
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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