I have a WDC WD10EADS-65M2BX internal hard drive on an HP PC that I bought almost 3 years ago.
Just yesterday, the drive failed the HP Hardware Diagnostic SMART Short Self Test, with the error message
The device reported the following status: The previous self-test completed having the read element of the test failed.
The first failing LBA value is 5151062 and the failure occurred after the device had been operating for 3128 power-on hours.
Failed (Error code: HD521-2W)
I downloaded and installed the Western Digital Data LifeGuard Diagnostics for Windows 7.
When I start LifeGuard Diagnostics, the SMART status for the drive is PASS.
When I ran the Extended Test, the drive passed. (It took all night, and I haven’t run it since).
When I run the Quick Test, I get
06-Quick Test on drive 1 did not complete! Status code = 07 (Failed read test element), Failure Checkpoint = 97 (Unknown Test) SMART self-test did not complete on drive 1!
I have already created recovery disks and backed up the drive.
Does this indicate an imminent hard disk failure, or is there some remedy I could apply?