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I bought a Seagate 100GB hard drive at Best Buy in Mansfield, TX. I paid the Geek squad over $500.00 to put a new hard drive and now two yrs later the computer says:
SMART failure predicted on Hard Disk 0:ST9100824A-(PM)
Warning: Immediately back up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent. Press F1 to continue
What can you do to help me? I can not afford another $500.00
Solution #1 is grossly incorrect. The S.M.A.R.T. mechanism is software/application/drive content agnostic. It is a firmware-based predictive failure feature. If the S.M.A.R.T. test returns a certain bit, then the drive is degrading and in need of replacement. If the disk is under warranty, then it generally qualifies for free replacement. If it is not under warranty, then you can run diagnostics such as http://www.santools.com/smart/unix/manual which can sometimes identify the specifics. Sometimes the problem is transient, like the disk was powered on/off too many times in a short amount of time, or the temperature is too high.
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
This error generally means the hard drive is dying, and needs replaced. There is very little you can do. $500 is very expensive for hard drives, considering a 320GB drive will only cost around £80 (approx $160).
Posted on May 25, 2008
First try virus scan/remove. Most computer users wish they could get an early prediction like that !!! Try to optimise computer, remove needless junk. By the way, 100gb hard disk drive prices crashed over the last two years.
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