SMART Short Self test U5 warning

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afrankmedic

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IMG_6993.JPG IMG_6994.JPG IMG_6991.JPG IMG_6990.JPG Hello,
While running the periodic "system status check" that Lenovo requests, I am showing that I have a SMART Short Self Test warning. With some quick google research, I was directed to run various programs to see if they catch the same warning. I used CrystalDisk, HDtune Pro, as well as Western Digital's own disk health check software. The results are posted below in the attachments with the exception of the WD scan (which didn't show any disk issues).

I am not experiencing any problems function wise, per-se', but I am certainly concerned about what I am seeing on google about an impending disk failure. Is there anything I can do to fix this and is this problem a big one?

Thank you,
Alan


This is my system information:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics, AMD64 Family 22 Model 48 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7132 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) R5 Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (486 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, Lancer 5B2
Antivirus: Kaspersky Total Security, Enabled and Updated
 
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Triple6

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You can indeed fix it...by replacing the failing hard drive and cloning it to the new drive. 1TB hard drives are pretty cheap.
 

afrankmedic

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You can indeed fix it...by replacing the failing hard drive and cloning it to the new drive. 1TB hard drives are pretty cheap.
Thank you for the reply, Triple6. I was hoping the 'fix' would be possible without having to purchase a new HD. So, I can be sure this is indeed a real problem and not just a glitch? Why would the HD manufacturer's disk health software fail to pick up on an error of it's own product? Is the disk crash imminent or is there no way to tell? Lastly, is cloning something that can be done pretty easily by an average person or is this a comp specialist type of job?
 

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At the moment it's one bad sector that has been marked off so the diagnostics may have not found further errors to report but it was recorded by the drive.

When you ran the WDC Lifeguard tools, did you run the SMART test, short test, and long test?

Personally I lose faith in a drive once it has a SMART warning/error.

Cloning software is generally pretty easy to use, many drive manufacturer's provide a copy of it free or there are free versions available for download.
 
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