Can I salvage this drive?

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Represent808
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Can I salvage this drive?

Post by Represent808 »

Newbie here. Please be patient as I am not too technically knwledgable about drives. Is this drive salvagable using HD Sentinel? If so, how? Which commands to run? Notice the low power on count. It was used as a continuous operation drive for an IP cam. The drive it self is conained in a Segate Expansion enclosure ie it is a Seagate Expension USB Drive. Thank you!



Hard Disk Summary
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Hard Disk Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 2
Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : USB Attached SCSI (UASP) SAT Standard USB/ATA
Vendor Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : VID: 0BC2, PID: 2322
Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : USB 3.0
Disk Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) USB 3.1 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.10 (Microsoft) (USB 3.0) [VEN: 8086, DEV: 9DED] Version: 10.0.26100.712, 5-15-2024
Hard Disk Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Seagate Expansion Rev. 9300
Serial Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : REDACTED
Hard Disk Model ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : ST3000LM016-1N217V
Firmware Revision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 0003
Hard Disk Serial Number . . . . . . . . . . . . : W800ALST
Total Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 2861585 MB
Power State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Active
USB Device Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Expansion
Device Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Removable, surprise remove possible
Logical Drive(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : E: []
Current Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 73 F
Maximum Temperature (Ever Measured) . . . . . . : 73 F, 6/11/2024 10:11:12 AM
Minimum Temperature (Ever Measured) . . . . . . : 73 F, 6/11/2024 10:11:12 AM
Maximum Temperature (During Entire Lifespan) . . : 129 F
Power On Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 2162 days, 9 hours
Estimated Remaining Lifetime . . . . . . . . . . : 9 days
Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : #------------------- 9 % (Critical)
Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : #################### 100 % (Excellent)

There are 8 bad sectors on the disk surface. The contents of these sectors were moved to the spare area.
The drive found 16360 bad sectors during its self test.
There are 16360 weak sectors found on the disk surface. They may be remapped any time in the later use of the disk.
More information: https://www.hdsentinel.com/hard_disk_case_weak_sectors.php
It is recommended to examine the log of the disk regularly. All new problems found will be logged there.
It is recommended to backup immediately to prevent data loss.
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Re: Can I salvage this drive?

Post by hdsentinel »

According the details, yes, I'm afraid it is better to replace the drive.

If I'd only see the low Health % and the problems in the text description, then I'd surely recommend the use of Disk menu -> Surace test -> Reinitialise Disk Surface test (which suggested on the link you see in the text descrition) to attempt to stabilize the weak sectors and improve back the status, usability and Health % of the disk drive.
You may try this - at least to perform a secure data erase (as this test would erase all data, so use only after backup) just to check if things can be improved - at least a bit.

But the high "power on time" value indicates that the drive already reached the end of the designed lifetime. Then the chances of sudden, unforeseen failures are higher: if the drive would be perfect, the estimated remaining lifetime would still suggest that a replace is recommended in a mission critical situation (important data).

So together the low health AND the low estimated remaining lifetime indicate that it is better to replace the drive.
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