Drive just failed

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I had smart error warnings a while ago but i just ignored it because i thought it was just windows 7 giving false warnings because the drives appeared fine in other tests. The drive has vanished from my computer and when trying to open any application with smart it just hangs. The disk management just hangs, lavalys everest just hangs on smart scan and hd tune does not open when you run it. I am at work at the moment and can't restart the pc and do those tests till tonight. Do you think the drive is gone for good or might i get a second chance to backup data ? :mad:
 
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HD Tune: SAMSUNG HD103UJ Health

ID Current Worst ThresholdData Status
(01) Raw Read Error Rate 100 100 51 0 Ok
(03) Spin Up Time 77 77 11 7760 Ok
(04) Start/Stop Count 99 99 0 605 Ok
(05) Reallocated Sector Count 100 100 10 0 Ok
(07) Seek Error Rate 253 253 51 0 Ok
(08) Seek Time Performance 100 100 15 0 Ok
(09) Power On Hours Count 95 95 0 27072 Ok
(0A) Spin Retry Count 100 100 51 0 Ok
(0B) Calibration Retry Count 100 100 0 0 Ok
(0C) Power Cycle Count 99 99 0 567 Ok
(0D) Soft Read Error Rate 100 100 0 0 Ok
(B7) (unknown attribute) 100 100 0 87 Ok
(B8) (unknown attribute) 1 1 99 373 Failed
(BB) (unknown attribute) 100 100 0 0 Ok
(BC) (unknown attribute) 100 100 0 0 Ok
(BE) Airflow Temperature 62 41 0 656605222 Ok
(C2) Temperature 61 39 0 706936871 Ok
(C3) Hardware ECC Recovered 100 100 0 256509397 Ok
(C4) Reallocated Event Count 100 100 0 0 Ok
(C5) Current Pending Sector 100 100 0 0 Ok
(C6) Offline Uncorrectable 100 100 0 0 Ok
(C7) Ultra DMA CRC Error Count 100 100 0 10 Ok
(C8) Write Error Rate 100 99 0 2 Ok
(C9) TA Counter Detected 100 100 0 0 Ok

Power On Time : 27072
Health Status : Failed

Any idea what is wrong ?
 
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You're unknown attribute is stuffed, innit

Download Seatools from Seagate (they took over Samsung's HDD business) and run the diagnostics. It may shed some light on what that attribute actually is
 
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Googling indicates B8 is an End-to-End error.

It also brings up this:

This attribute is a part of Hewlett-Packard's SMART IV technology, as well as part of other vendors' IO Error Detection and Correction schemas, and it contains a count of parity errors which occur in the data path to the media via the drive's cache RAM.

SMART attribute 184 (B8 End-to-End error) indicates that the drive's on-PCB cache is going bad. The attribute is used to compare parity data between the original piece of data sent by the controller (in your PC/system) and the drive itself.

It would seem to be stuffed with out a replacement PCB.
 
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It is out of warranty as well, i did the warranty check with seatools. These drives are so primitive they barely last a few years. This drive i was using for my vms, i think it was the vms that broke it. Sometimes i had like 3 or 4 running in vmware workstation and the IO usage is realy high. But just a theory.

I got home and turned off my pc completely and then turned it back on. The drive worked and i managed to backup all the data. The drive is actually still working now. So maybe it is only a matter of time.
 
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Yeah, drive fails suck, but it drives home the importance of backups*. If those power on hours are correct it's been powered on for a shade over 3 years... So it isn't like it died without much use

*Backups are like oxygen, not important until you haven't got any
 
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I got home and turned off my pc completely and then turned it back on. The drive worked and i managed to backup all the data. The drive is actually still working now. So maybe it is only a matter of time.

I'm glad it worked so you can back up your data but now is probably a good time to stop using it.
 
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