Now I am really confused

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Maclver, May 16, 2009.

  1. Maclver macrumors 68020

    Maclver

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    Ok my last hard drive Western Digital 500GB failed... and I bought a Seagate hard drive today and I just installed it on my Macbook Pro and installed the OS and this is it nothing else yet.. So I decided to run Smart Utility to see what is said and im confused
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    what is up with the pre-fail and old age when its a BRAND new hard drive
     
  2. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    Read the FAQ on site: "The "Typ"e column indicates what the "FAILING_NOW" means for an attribute. "Pre-fai"l means that when an attribute says it has failed the drive will soon fail; ie its a warning that the drive is ready to die. "Old age" means that when an attribute says it has failed the drive has reached the manufacturer's suggested lifetime, and the drive may fail at any time(or not- it may keep going); ie it says the drive is old."

    It's not saying it's old or about to fail, it's indicating what a fail in the failed colum means.
     

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