2011 MacBook Pro Hard Drive Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kate6425, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Kate6425 macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2011
    I just got a new MacBook Pro a few weeks ago. I dropped it about a foot onto the hardwood floor, and it was dented slightly (very very slightly, it is really not that visible). When I dropped it, it was shut down so nothing was on. Also, my computer has been running perfectly normal since then. I did at SMART scan and noticed that there were 72 reallocated sectors. I read that these are not threats, but threats that have been redirected. Basically, my questions are: how many reallocated sectors are acceptable, should I replace my hard drive, and if my hard drive is dying, how long does it have left until it goes? Thanks!
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    I'd look into replacing the drive before it fails. Apple *might* be nice and replace it under the warranty, but accidental damage isn't normally covered. Think of it as an opportunity to think about an SSD or maybe a 7200rpm drive ;-)
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    There's no evidence that your drive is faulty.

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