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Solved Crystal disk was caution now good?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by metallica5456, Nov 10, 2019.

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  1. metallica5456

    metallica5456 Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    i wanted to ask why my hard drive showed caution on crystaldisk and I then clicked on the caution icon and changed the three sliding bars (I forget what they said now)
    From 0 to 1 and saved the changes and now drive shows good?

    Anyone know why and how that works/happened? I am not familiar enough with these kinds of specifics to know.

    Did it essentially block off the bad sectors and now that’s why it’s showing good?
     
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    If it is showing yellow that means the HDD is going bad. You may just want to back up your documents and replace the HDD before it goes dead. The yellow caution icon may indicate some bad sectors in your HDD.
     
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    Hiya Texasbullet. I know that, but it no longer shows yellow now. That’s what I am curious about....
     
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    I have been using it frequently when I notice one of my HDD starting to act strange (not responding or getting crashes). Once I get misbehavior from the HDD I immediately transfer all my documents into another good HDD before its too late and just junk the bad one when done.
     
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    Blues harp what is an external hard drive test ? Are you meaning just like a visual inspection?
     
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    Oh haha gotcha. Yea I’m quite familiar with Seatools . Used to be my go to years ago.
     
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    I will try to post what I did a lil later cause I do want to know how I made it go from yellow back to blue
     
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    Is it possible that you changed the "Health Status Settings" under Function ---->>>> Advanced Feature?
    It's where you can change the threshold values for warning(s). Also the only place, that I can think of, where there's sliding "bars".
     
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    That might have been it...
     
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    Guys heres the image...It fisrt had all ones I think and i backed it to 0's and then it now reads as good....? hdd capture.PNG
     
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    That's because you set it to no threshold at all. So there's basically no limit at all. HERE is a link to their help page regarding that. Unfortunately it really doesn't explain what the values mean. I could take a guess but won't. At least that way I know I'm not saying something incorrect. :unsure:

    EDIT: Oops, I forgot the actual link.
     
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    Can you explain about "threshold"? ANd feel free to speculate. I won't hold it to you, but I really would like to hear your opinion.
     
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    Well, those values are all part of the S.M.A.R.T features of a disk. My thinking is that those values are what are allowed before a warning is issued. Like the "Reallocated Sectors Count" is a count of bad sectors that haven't been reallocated to another sectors on the disk. Or something like that. You can probably Google the different descrictions/values and get a precise explanation. Per their own help page setting those values to zero will in effect cancel the S.M.A.R.T monitoring. Again - or something like that..
     
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