Question about Computers & Internet
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.
Posted on May 25, 2008
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 24, 2011 | HP EliteBook 6930p Core 2 Duo T9550 266...
Dec 02, 2009 | Compaq Presario Notebook
Jul 04, 2009 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320 GB SATA Hard...
Apr 19, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 710m Notebook
Mar 15, 2009 | Seagate FreeAgent (ST305004FDA1E1-RK) 500...
Dec 19, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook
Jul 07, 2008 | Sony 5.0MP Handycam High-Definition...
Jun 16, 2008 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...
998 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!