Few months ago I started noticing that some of my drives were behaving not really as they should, for instance when I created a new folder inside them, the explorer won’t show it up till I refreshed the drive. I thought though this was a bug from Windows 10, although, after having now checked with CrystalDisk, I’m starting to think it’s actually one of the HD Drives failing.
As you can see here, the load/unload cycle count (C1) for my drive shows it has done it more than 2.8M times, which compared to other older drives I have, none of each reaches 100.000 yet (and they have many more years, in fact the unit failing is the most recent one I purchased, which is even weird).
I’ve also noticed it has 1 reassigned sector and some pending and uncorrectable sectors, but these numbers aren’t too high nor has increased on the past weeks, however, I think there’s something really bad with this unit in terms of load/unload cycle.
Seeing these numbers, should I consider asking for an RMA of this disk? I read in other posts that the lifetime of an HDD is around 300.000 cycles, I’m currently on 2.800.000+ cycles, which makes me think the HDD is about to die anytime…
Any suggestions on how to proceed?