S.M.A.R.T. Failing => HD replacement, still failing

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  1. MacNub macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    Two weeks ago my internal HD started to make that knocking noise. So I replaced the HD with a new one. But I still wasn't able to install a new OS, the installation simple stopped. Same with the Timemashine backup restoration. I checked the new HD and it gave me a S.M.A.R.T. failing error again... when I scanned the new HD it gave me bad blocks. So I thought, damn, bad luck... you bought another faulty HD. So I tried another HD and I still get the S.M.A.R.T. error. So my question: how can I find out the real issue that causes the S.M.A.R.T. error? Is it the hd controler or simple a connector? Is it possible that that problem causes bad blocks? I don't want to spend much money on support, so if there is any hardware pro out there who can guide me into the right direction I would be more than happy!
    Thx

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    S.M.A.R.T. Self-Checks
    
    Attribute		Normal		Worst		Threshold		Status
    
      1	Read Raw Error Rate
    			100			100			51			Okay
      3	Spin Up Time
    			252			252			25			Okay
      4	Start/Stop Count
    			100			100			0			Okay
    [B][COLOR="Red"]  5	Reallocated Sectors
    			1			1			10			Failing![/COLOR][/B]
      7	Seek Error Rate
    			252			252			51			Okay
      8	Seek Time Performance
    			252			252			15			Okay
      9	Power On Hours
    			252			252			0			Okay
     10	Spin Retry Count
    			252			252			51			Okay
     12	Power Cycle Count
    			100			100			0			Okay
    191	G-Sense Error Rate
    			100			100			0			Okay
    192	Power Off Retract Count
    			100			100			0			Okay
    194	Temperature
    			157			97			0			Okay
    195	HW ECC Recovered
    			100			100			0			Okay
    196	Reallocation Event Count
    			252			252			0			Okay
    197	Current Pending Sector Count
    			252			100			0			Okay
    198	Off-Line Scan Uncorrectable Sector Count
    			252			252			0			Okay
    199	Ultra DMA CRC Error Count (Rate)
    			200			200			0			Okay
    200	Write Error Count
    			100			100			0			Okay
    201	Off Track Error Count
    			252			252			0			Okay
    223	Load Retry Count
    			100			100			0			Okay
    225	Load Cycle Count
    			100			100			0			Okay
    
    S.M.A.R.T. Self-Checks <Failing!>
    
    Tests Completed
    
    Threshold levels are exceeded occasionally. You should consider backing up your data from the hard drive. You should continue to check the hard drive for failures.
    
    S.M.A.R.T. Self-Checks <Failing!>
    
     
  2. jemmX macrumors member

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    #2
    I suggest clone your system and backup in other hard disk.
     
  3. MacNub thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Thx for your answer. But did you read my post? I have a backup. I replaced the internal HD twice. Although the first HD is definitely damaged it's not the HD that causes the S.M.A.R.T. failing error (I guess).
     
  4. jemmX macrumors member

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    #4
    What you use for check SMART?

    Tech-tool is a good and stable application, better than onix, etc.

    Check it with other apps, and the latest versions.

    I hear you :)
     
  5. MacNub thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I checked it with Tech Tool. But regardless which programm I use, it tells me that S.M.A.R.T. is failing.
     
  6. jemmX macrumors member

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    #6
    Use other alternatives in software, maybe tech-tool have a bug, don't know but it's for have a comparative.
     

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