Hey guys, I'm using a utility called ActiveSMART
, a utility for monitoring hard drive health through -- you guessed it -- S.M.A.R.T. (that was so awkward to type). A day or two ago I noticed that ActiveSMART is spitting out some sort of T.E.C. date, which supposedly means Threshold Exceeded Condition, and is more or less a 'deadline' for your hard drive. Here's the screenshot:
Now, there's a ton of information out there particularly from software companies that peddle SMART monitoring apps or companies that offer data recovery services, but I'd just like to ask the opinion and experience of TR gerbils here. Has this sort of thing happened to you and what was your experience? Did the drive fail at all? Did it fail sooner or later? I've had this Hitachi 1TB drive since May 2011. It's been working like a charm all those years and I've been confident that it'll be a workhorse for a few more years, not a few more months. Speaking of workhorse, this drive is used inside my home computer and it's used like 2-10 hours a day, some days it's never even turned on.
So, based on ActiveSMART the Spin-Up Time is getting wonky. Is that a sign that the motor is starting to die?
Edit - About 3 weeks ago I installed a Samsung EVO 840 on the same power line as the Hitachi drive. Could it be that doing this reduced the current feeding into the Hitachi resulting in a slower spin up time?
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