Ran HDTune. Strange big numbers. Sould I worry?


#1

Just ran HDTune on my OS drive, and got some pretty big “Data” numbers for Raw Read Error Rate, Seek Error Rate, and Hardware ECC Recovered, and they seemed to go up at an alarming rate as I watched. The drive says it’s “OK” though. Should I worry?

HD Tune: ST9500420ASG Health

ID                                             Current  Worst    Threshold    Data        Status   
(01) Raw Read Error Rate         118      99       6        195782259   Ok       
(03) Spin Up Time                100      97       85       0           Ok       
(04) Start/Stop Count            100      100      20       261         Ok       
(05) Reallocated Sector Count    100      100      36       0           Ok       
(07) Seek Error Rate             62       58       30       11140134    Ok       
(09) Power On Hours Count        100      100      0        532         Ok       
(0A) Spin Retry Count            100      100      97       0           Ok       
(0C) Power Cycle Count           100      37       20       256         Ok       
(B8) (unknown attribute)         100      100      99       0           Ok       
(BB) (unknown attribute)         100      100      0        0           Ok       
(BC) (unknown attribute)         100      80       0        131119      Ok       
(BD) (unknown attribute)         100      100      0        0           Ok       
(BE) Airflow Temperature         58       31       45       706412586   Ok       
(BF) G-sense Error Rate          100      100      0        0           Ok       
(C0) Power Off Retract Count     100      100      0        49          Ok       
(C1) Load Cycle Count            95       95       0        10253       Ok       
(C2) Temperature                 42       69       0        42          Ok       
(C3) Hardware ECC Recovered      46       40       0        195782259   Ok       
(C5) Current Pending Sector      100      100      0        0           Ok       
(C6) Offline Uncorrectable       100      100      0        0           Ok       
(C7) Ultra DMA CRC Error Count   200      168      0        42555       Ok       
(F0) Head Flying Hours           100      253      0        489         Ok       
(F1) (unknown attribute)         100      253      0        1925393731  Ok       
(F2) (unknown attribute)         100      253      0        498344056   Ok       
(FE) (unknown attribute)         1        1        0        45          Ok       

Power On Time         : 532
Health Status         : Ok


#2

You should only worry if the drive’s label says “Western Digital”. :wink:


#3

Best laugh I’ve had in a while.


#4

Hey! Get that Seagate out of here! :smileyvery-happy:


#5

If you repost your question to Seagate’s forums, I can help you with it there. In short, the values of those three attributes are normal and good for a Seagate drive, but disastrous for a Western Digital.