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Defraggler - Disk Health Warning!

  1. #1


    Canon City
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

    Defraggler - Disk Health Warning!


    Hello Community,
    Today I started on do a disk defrag on my wifes computer using defraggler. When I opened the application under "disk health" in yellow said warning. I went to the health tab and shows the HDD temp is green which means within the allowable number but what can I do to give me more information on why I am getting this message?

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    I'm no expert here but it's reading the SMART capabilities of your drive. You might be able to gleen something from this link
    S.M.A.R.T. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    something might stick out.

    A bit further down are links to SMART tools. I notice speccy is listed from the same makers as defraggler.

    I'm sure someone else can recommed good programmes to download

    slight edit: the list of Smart tools can be found under a link near the bottom of the page
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Could you post a screenshot ?
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    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Download and run this application, it will give you more info.
    CrystalDiskInfo5_6_2Shizuku.zip

    Click image for larger version
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  5. #5


    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Looks like bad sectors?
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    San Jose - California
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    Yes, indeed. However, you still can use the disk but keep your important data backup just in case.
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    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Should I consider replacing the HDD here in the near future?
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    Should I consider replacing the HDD here in the near future?
    Absolutely

    A small number of reallocated sectors is no cause for concern. But 526 is not a small number. Such errors are usually progressive and will get worse over time. The length of time is unknowable. Be prepared for disk failure at any time.

    You are fortunate to have received this warning as many drives fail with no warning or apparent cause.
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    Canon City
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Then will replace here in the next few weeks, thanks.
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    San Jose - California
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMGrier View Post
    Then will replace here in the next few weeks, thanks.
    You might want to consider to replace with an SSD, 256 GBs is enough. Your Laptop will run a lot faster, cooler and prolong battery life.
    Amazon.com: Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE250BW: Computers & Accessories
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