Hard drive is bad and fail soon

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Receiving S.M.A.R.T. Status bad backup and replace error. The hard disk drive is bad or is going to fail soon.

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Hard drive is bad and fail soon

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S.M.A.R.T is an abbreviation for Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology. It is a diagnostic tool developed by IBM Corp. To predict any hard disk failure and analyze it before it actually happens. All of the big hard disk makes including WD, Seagate, Maxtor etc has included this technology in their hard drive so that the user get an alert that their drive is going to crash soon some time and that you must quickly backup all your important data. This is very rare case but it happens.

Here is what you can do.

– Backup all your important and key information and contact the hard disk manufacturer for replacement or to seek any kind of help. Sometime there is a glitch in the SMART system and the company try to resolve it if you contact them without replacing the hard disk.

– You can still be able to boot up from your hard drive and use it for your work but it is advised that you quickly backup all your data. And if it is still in warranty then considered it giving to the manufacturer for an RMA.

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Hard drive is bad and fail soon

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Issue

Receiving S.M.A.R.T. Status bad backup and replace error.

Cause

The hard disk drive is bad or is going to fail soon.

Solution

Back up your information and contact the manufacturer of the computer or hard disk drive for replacement or additional help. In some very rare cases the S.M.A.R.T. Implementation on your computer may have issues of its own and may need to be patched before replacing the hard drive. 

If I am receiving the S.M.A.R.T. Error, is it ok if I continue to use my hard disk drive and do not replace it?

As stated above, S.M.A.R.T. Is designed to detect upcoming failures in the hard disk drive. While it is possible that the hard disk drive may not fail for several months, it is still inevitable that the hard disk drive will fail.

It is ok to continue to use the hard disk drive, however, we highly recommend that if you are still under warranty that you consider getting the drive replaced before your warranty runs out.

 Many users can also enable or disable the S.M.A.R.T detection through their CMOS setup.

1720 – smart hard drive detects imminent failure.

This error message is related to S.M.A.R.T and is an indication of failure. See above recommendations for additional details.

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