2011 MacBook Pro Hard Drive Question

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

  1. Kate6425 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    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

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    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

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    There's no evidence that your drive is faulty.
     

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