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Smart failure predicted on disk and cannot load Vista after format due to projected failure. Now it is happening again on a different HDD. Can both HDD's be ready to fail?

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It is entirely possible, but not terribly likely, to have two drives fail in a row. I have had several of my drives make it more than 6 years, and I've seen students come in with dead hard drives they day they bought their machines.

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Sometimes you can disable the SMART, or Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology, but on your Acer Aspire 7520, you cannot disable SMART in your BIOS.

It is possible that you received a hard drive that was already faulty, or you may have bought a refurbished drive that had been previously repaired and is failing again. I recommend purchasing a New harddrive, not refurbished. When installing the new hard drive, be very careful to not subject the Hard Drive to any jerking, dropping, impact, etc. as this will shorten the life of your drive considerably, or worse.

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