SMART ID 01 Read Error Rate (What is this and is the drive bad or going bad?)

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  1. Format _C:

    Format _C: 2[H]4U

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    I got a Seagate 4TB drive for a Christmas gift and I have it in a Rosewill external enclosure attached to a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port.

    I am getting worried that the drive is bad or going bad as the read error rate (Which I don't fully understand the Raw values but it changes every time I refresh the drive info in Crystal Disk Info so I don't think that is good?)

    I got 2 of the said enclosures the other one has a 1TB WD Black drive and that drive is several years older the the Seagate and the raw values for read error rate are still at 0. This drive is only used for backup but is always on and the drive is not even half full
    Any information on this would be great

    Thanks

    Here are screen captures one of the Seagate and one of the WD.

    SMART.jpg WD_SMART.jpg
     
  2. Format _C:

    Format _C: 2[H]4U

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    Does anyone have an answer?
    Thanks
     
  3. Seagate_Surfer

    Seagate_Surfer Official Seagate Rep

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    Hi Format_C: ! Seagate here. Our recommendation is to use our free Seatools Software as it is designed to specifically diagnose our HDD’s as we do not publish drive attributes or thresholds that may give a different readings from third party diagnostics. Our Knowledge Base article goes more in depth on this topic. Depending on the results you may want to check on the warranty of the drive. If you need to contact support you may reach them here and as a recommendation it is a good idea to have your data backed up with the 3-2-1 method: Keep 3 copies of your data, stored on 2 different devices locally and one of them offsite in case of a disaster.
     
  4. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?

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    https://superuser.com/questions/867801/high-s-m-a-r-t-read-error-rate

    I came across that description, and it sounds like it isn't really a user issue as it is reported differently by different manufacturers. I guess I'd just run Seatools and see if it picks up on an error. But I wouldn't worry too much about it if it if it passes the diagnostics.
     
  5. safelyRemove

    safelyRemove n00bie

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    Crystal Disk Info would have flagged the attribute if there was a problem.