Raw Read Error Rate

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  1. bsguy

    bsguy New Member

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    HD Read Error Rate

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    Recently I got some SMART message when I turned on my computer saying theres soemthign wrong with my HD. Now my computer boots up really really slowly and sometimes it will come to a crawl. Would a bad HD cause this? Is there anythign I can do to fix it? Or do I have to buy a new one? The hard drive is a Western Digital caviar (80GB, 7200 rpm, 8mb cache) and is about 2.5 years old.
     
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  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    You could turn off SMART and the problem might go away, but it will come back when your hard drive fails. If SMART is reporting an error, failure is only a matter of time. Get a new drive now and use MSBackup to copy the contents over to it so you don't have to reinstall Windows.
     
  3. bsguy

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    Would a low read error rate make my computer act this way?
     
  4. tonyk

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    i had the same problem except with a 100gb wd so i bought a new hd and used the old one as extra storage space. SMART came back a few times and then it just went away. not sure if it's really something to worry about or not
     

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