Your drive has Reported an Error! :eek:

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by squeeks, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    yeah so SMART is telling me my primary HD is failing it says i should backup any nessessary files and replace the drive...wonderful...
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Hard drives fail, it is inevitable. Unfortunately for you it has happened so soon, but at least it has told you it is failing giving you the change to get the data off and it is still under warranty so it'll be fixed for free.
     
  3. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

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    well, the drive is not stock, i replaced it, and its only warrantyed for 30 days from newegg and its been about 45...so now im going to have to go to western digital to get a replacement
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    S.M.A.R.T. is notorious for not being able to identify a dying drive, so look at the bright side, at least it told you;)
     
  5. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

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    so do you think maybe there is any chance its lying?
    :cool:
     
  6. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

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    think ill replace it with a 200gb hitachi 7200 RPM drive this time
     
  7. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

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    well, it seems to have fixed its self, SMART is no longer reporting it as a problem, even after i booted from the install DVD it still said it had a problem,

    so later on i stuck it in my bag, drug it to church with me tonight, set it up there, and ran my leopard install for a bit, it never mounted the tiger drive, it suddenly gave me this message saying osx couldnt repair my drive but it was "being mounted with limited access but might be capable of making a backup", ignored that, little later booted back to tiger, then poof no more problem...disk varify now reports drive is working normall...

    ordered a new drive anyway, which ill keep in case i need to replace this one, and I have a new mybook 250gb coming to use for weekly drive imaging
     
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  9. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

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    if i knew id tell ya'll:p
     
  10. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Miracle
     
  11. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

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    or solar flare, thats usually what i attribute strange computer behavior to
     

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