New HD already reading Pre-Fail?

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  1. MKelleher macrumors newbie

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    Sep 1, 2010
    #1
    Hi everyone. I just had a new Seagate Momentus installed in my early 2008 MacBook Pro. Out of curiosity, I ran SMART utility on it. With only 5 hours of use listed, it lists 4 attributes as "Pre-Fail" and all the rest as "Old Age." Is this normal for a new hard-drive? I've copied the pre-fail attributes below. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

    Raw Read Error Rate
    Flag: 0x000F
    Value: 115
    Worst: 100
    Threshold: 6
    Type: Pre-fail
    Raw Value: 96057160

    Spin Up Time
    Flag: 0x0003
    Value: 99
    Worst: 99
    Threshold: 85
    Type: Pre-fail
    Raw Value: 0

    Reallocated Sector Count
    Flag: 0x0033
    Value: 100
    Worst: 100
    Threshold: 36
    Type: Pre-fail
    Raw Value: 0

    Seek Error Rate
    Flag: 0x000F
    Value: 100
    Worst: 253
    Threshold: 30
    Type: Pre-fail
    Raw Value: 14306
     
  2. John Kotches macrumors 6502

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    Location:
    Troy, IL (STL Area)
    #2
    It is possible for a new drive to be defective.

    We call it infant mortality.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Location:
    Boston
    #3
    If its new, take it back. There's nothing you can do and if the SMART report is issuing errors, there's no reason not to return it.
     

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