Raw Read Error Rate with 4tb external seagate drive

Hey guys!

Just noticed this field Raw Read Error Rate has been increasing like nuts in my external hdd. I'm using HD Sentinel.

Take a look:

What does this mean? Can I trust this drive or should I replace it?

The weirdest part is that it shows no SMART alerts at all. Says "OK".

Any thoughts?
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  1. Hi there sneak3,

    It would be nice to just back up the data stored on the drive.

    After that, you can provide a screenshot of the SMART data that the tool showed.
    I believe it would not hurt to use some other tools as well, so you can see if you get similar results: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/282651-32-best-diagnostic-testing-utility

    Cheers,
    D_Know_WD :)
  2. D_Know_WD said:
    Hi there sneak3,

    It would be nice to just back up the data stored on the drive.

    After that, you can provide a screenshot of the SMART data that the tool showed.
    I believe it would not hurt to use some other tools as well, so you can see if you get similar results: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/282651-32-best-diagnostic-testing-utility

    Cheers,
    D_Know_WD :)


    I already backed it up. Thanks.

    Here's a screenshot of the SMART data from HD Tune.



    Notice it still shows the same gigantic number of read errors, just like hd sentinel. And again, "ok" in every SMART stat.
  3. Is the HDD under warranty?

    There are no bad sectors on the drive, which is good.
    Yet, I believe it may be a good idea to contact the manufacturer's Support on the read errors. I believe the guys over there should be able to provide some more information and assistance on the issue.

    Cheers,
    D_Know_WD :)
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