Conflicting HD Test Results - HELP!

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by sohosources, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. sohosources

    sohosources n00b

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    Hi, gang:

    I'm trying to refurbish three PCs for family members, and in the process of testing the HDs, I'm getting confusing and contradictory results. I'm hoping y'all can help :)

    I have three 500-GB drives, one Seagate 7200.12 and two WD5000AAKs units. Test results follow:

    Seagate: Passed SeaTools long test. Spinrite: No bad sectors, but drive has three "red dots" on the ECC bar (and about 5 million ECC errors, but nothing "uncorrectable," and no other SMART specs that look odd.

    WD 1: Passed WDDIAGS long test. Spinrite: 1 bad sector (marked as "U" in Spinrite, but NO ECC errors or any other SMART stats showing any indications at all..

    WD 2: Passed WDDIAGS long test. Spinrite: No bad sectors, no ECC errors or any other SMART stats looking weird save for *21 red dots* on the seek error stat bar.

    Are these drives okay...or are they just failures waiting to happen?

    Does ANY DRIVE escape Spinrite unscathed nowadays?

    Thoughts?

    Thanks, as always,

    --KK in MN
     
  2. sohosources

    sohosources n00b

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