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Can a faulty hard drive damage other components?

About 4 months ago I started having problems with my PC. Sometimes it would freeze up or become extremely slow, sometimes lasting up to 5 minutes. I later found out by looking into windows task manager that my HDD would suddenly spike up to 100% usage every now and then. So I took it to my local PC service store and asked if it could be a faulty hard drive. They told me they can't know for sure and just recommended that I install a second drive (SSD - 240GB) and make that the primary drive. They said to leave the HDD in and just use it as a secondary drive for storing large files. So I did that and my PC has been fine for about 1 month now but a few days ago I noticed that my HDD has started making a slight screeching noise. The screeching noise is very quiet but it's noticeable if you put your ear up to the computer. It lasts about <5 seconds and happens about every 5-10 seconds.

I'm guessing that the HDD is probably on it's way out but my main concern is that it may damage other parts. I really don't care if the HDD fails because I have all the files backed up and I can easily replace it. I'm just worried that if it fails it could damage the motherboard or other components. Is this possible? Any help would be appreciated. P.S. the HDD is Toshiba, it has 2TB storage and is about 3-4 years old.
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  1. Wow...Can't know for sure? What a LOAD OF BULL!!!!

    Download Crystal Disk Info and run it. If it says Caution, which it may, then you probably have a bad drive. If it does copy and paste what it says here.

    if it says it is good it can still be going back. I would till copy and paste it here. It could be having a lot of read failures which indicate a failing read/write head on the HDD usually
  2. drtweak said:
    Wow...Can't know for sure? What a LOAD OF BULL!!!!

    Download Crystal Disk Info and run it. If it says Caution, which it may, then you probably have a bad drive. If it does copy and paste what it says here.

    if it says it is good it can still be going back. I would till copy and paste it here. It could be having a lot of read failures which indicate a failing read/write head on the HDD usually


    Hi, I downloaded Crystal Disk Info and it says my health status is good. Unfortunately I can't copy and paste the info (won't let me highlight) so I've just taken a screenshot which you can see below. Also, if the hard drive does happen to be faulty, can it damage other components in my computer? That's mainly what I'm worried about. Thanks for help.
  3. Click on Edit at the top and then Copy

    then paste it here

    Can it damage anything else? No. can it cause annoying issues? Oh yea.
  4. drtweak said:
    Click on Edit at the top and then Copy

    then paste it here

    Can it damage anything else? No. can it cause annoying issues? Oh yea.

    My bad, attached screenshot didn't show for some reason. Anyway here's the info. The Toshiba (1st drive) is the one I'm having issues with. Good to know it can't damage anything else.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CrystalDiskInfo 7.5.0 (C) 2008-2017 hiyohiyo
    Crystal Dew World : https://crystalmark.info/
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    OS : Windows 10 [10.0 Build 14393] (x64)
    Date : 2017/12/27 19:17:16

    -- Controller Map ----------------------------------------------------------
    + Standard SATA AHCI Controller [ATA]
    - KINGSTON SA400S37240G
    + Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller [ATA]
    + ATA Channel 0 (0)
    - TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 ATA Device
    + ATA Channel 1 (1)
    - TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-224DB ATA Device
    - Microsoft Storage Spaces Controller [SCSI]

    -- Disk List ---------------------------------------------------------------
    (1) TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 : 2000.3 GB [0/0/0, pd1]
    (2) KINGSTON SA400S37240G : 240.0 GB [1/2/0, pd1]

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    (1) TOSHIBA DT01ACA200
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Model : TOSHIBA DT01ACA200
    Firmware : MX4OABB0
    Serial Number : 34PRS46KS
    Disk Size : 2000.3 GB (8.4/137.4/2000.3/2000.3)
    Buffer Size : Unknown
    Queue Depth : 32
    # of Sectors : 3907029168
    Rotation Rate : 7200 RPM
    Interface : Serial ATA
    Major Version : ATA8-ACS
    Minor Version : ATA8-ACS version 4
    Transfer Mode : SATA/600 | SATA/600
    Power On Hours : 7520 hours
    Power On Count : 1871 count
    Temperature : 42 C (107 F)
    Health Status : Good
    Features : S.M.A.R.T., APM, 48bit LBA, NCQ
    APM Level : 0000h [OFF]
    AAM Level : ----
    Drive Letter : E: F:

    -- S.M.A.R.T. --------------------------------------------------------------
    ID Cur Wor Thr RawValues(6) Attribute Name
    01 100 100 _16 000000000000 Read Error Rate
    02 139 139 _54 000000000046 Throughput Performance
    03 127 127 _24 0005012B012A Spin-Up Time
    04 100 100 __0 0000000007AE Start/Stop Count
    05 100 100 __5 000000000000 Reallocated Sectors Count
    07 100 100 _67 000000000000 Seek Error Rate
    08 124 124 _20 000000000021 Seek Time Performance
    09 _99 _99 __0 000000001D60 Power-On Hours
    0A 100 100 _60 000000000000 Spin Retry Count
    0C 100 100 __0 00000000074F Power Cycle Count
    C0 _99 _99 __0 0000000007B9 Power-off Retract Count
    C1 _99 _99 __0 0000000007B9 Load/Unload Cycle Count
    C2 142 142 __0 002D000C002A Temperature
    C4 100 100 __0 000000000000 Reallocation Event Count
    C5 100 100 __0 000000000000 Current Pending Sector Count
    C6 100 100 __0 000000000000 Uncorrectable Sector Count
    C7 200 200 __0 000000000000 UltraDMA CRC Error Count

    -- IDENTIFY_DEVICE ---------------------------------------------------------
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    000: 045A 3FFF C837 0010 0000 0000 003F 0000 0000 0000
    010: 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2033 3450 5253 3436 4B53
    020: 0003 0000 0038 4D58 344F 4142 4230 544F 5348 4942
    030: 4120 4454 3031 4143 4132 3030 2020 2020 2020 2020
    040: 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 8010 4000 2F00
    050: 4000 0200 0200 0007 3FFF 0010 003F FC10 00FB 0110
    060: FFFF 0FFF 0000 0407 0003 0078 0078 0078 0078 0000
    070: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 001F 170E 0006 005E 0040
    080: 01FC 0029 746B 7D69 4773 7469 BC41 4763 007F 00A0
    090: 0000 0000 FFFE 0000 0000 0008 00CA 00F9 2710 0000
    100: 88B0 E8E0 0000 0000 00CA 0000 6003 5A87 5000 039F
    110: F3F4 9D86 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 409C
    120: 409C 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0009 000B
    130: 0000 0000 2180 0DF1 FA20 0001 4000 2004 0011 0000
    140: 0000 0709 0708 0708 0609 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
    150: 0000 0006 344E 4242 0000 0804 0000 5DBD FFFF 8000
    160: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0002 0000
    170: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
    180: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
    190: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
    200: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 003D 0000 0000 4000
    210: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 1C20 0000 0000
    220: 0000 0000 103F 0021 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
    230: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0001 03E0 0000 0000 0000 0000
    240: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
    250: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 02A5

    -- SMART_READ_DATA ---------------------------------------------------------
    +0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +A +B +C +D +E +F
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    040: 00 64 64 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08 05 00 7C 7C 21
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    060: 00 00 0A 13 00 64 64 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0C 32
    070: 00 64 64 4F 07 00 00 00 00 00 C0 32 00 63 63 B9
    080: 07 00 00 00 00 00 C1 12 00 63 63 B9 07 00 00 00
    090: 00 00 C2 02 00 8E 8E 2A 00 0C 00 2D 00 00 C4 32
    0A0: 00 64 64 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 C5 22 00 64 64 00
    0B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 C6 08 00 64 64 00 00 00 00 00
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    0D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    0F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
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    120: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
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    140: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    150: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    160: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 84 00 67 38 01 5B
    170: 03 00 01 00 01 F1 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
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    190: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    1A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
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    1C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    1D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    1E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    1F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 36

    -- SMART_READ_THRESHOLD ----------------------------------------------------
    +0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +A +B +C +D +E +F
    000: 10 00 01 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 36
    010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 18 00 00 00 00
    020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    030: 00 00 05 05 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 07 43
    040: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08 14 00 00 00 00
    050: 00 00 00 00 00 00 09 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
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    070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 C0 00 00 00 00 00
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    0C0: 00 00 C7 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
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    0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
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    130: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    140: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    150: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    160: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    170: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    180: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    190: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    1A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    1B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    1C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    1D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    1E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    1F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 64

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    (2) KINGSTON SA400S37240G
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Model : KINGSTON SA400S37240G
    Firmware : SBFK71E0
    Serial Number : 50026B76770087CD
    Disk Size : 240.0 GB (8.4/137.4/240.0/240.0)
    Buffer Size : Unknown
    Queue Depth : 32
    # of Sectors : 468862128
    Rotation Rate : ---- (SSD)
    Interface : Serial ATA
    Major Version :
    Minor Version : ----
    Transfer Mode : SATA/600 | SATA/600
    Power On Hours : 514 hours
    Power On Count : 105 count
    Temperature : 37 C (98 F)
    Health Status : Good
    Features : S.M.A.R.T., 48bit LBA, NCQ, TRIM
    APM Level : ----
    AAM Level : ----
    Drive Letter : C:

    -- S.M.A.R.T. --------------------------------------------------------------
    ID Cur Wor Thr RawValues(6) Attribute Name
    01 100 100 __0 000000000000 Read Error Rate
    09 100 100 __0 000000000202 Power-On Hours
    0C 100 100 __0 000000000069 Power Cycle Count
    94 255 255 __0 000000000000 Vendor Specific
    95 255 255 __0 000000000000 Vendor Specific
    A7 100 100 __0 000000000000 Vendor Specific
    A8 100 100 __0 000000000000 Vendor Specific
    A9 100 100 __0 000000000014 Vendor Specific
    AA 100 100 _10 000000000017 Vendor Specific
    AC 100 100 __0 000000000000 Vendor Specific
    AD 100 100 __0 00000004000D Vendor Specific
    B5 100 100 __0 000000000000 Vendor Specific
    B6 255 255 __0 000000000000 Vendor Specific
    BB 100 100 __0 000000000000 Vendor Specific
    C0 100 100 __0 000000000005 Unsafe Shutdown Count
    C2 _63 _60 __0 002800140025 Temperature
    C4 100 100 __0 000000000000 Reallocation Event Count
    C7 100 100 __0 000000000000 Vendor Specific
    DA 100 100 __0 000000000000 Vendor Specific
    E7 100 100 __0 000000000063 Vendor Specific
    E9 100 100 __0 00000000038A Vendor Specific
    F1 100 100 __0 000000000318 Total Host Writes
    F2 100 100 __0 000000000E33 Total Host Reads
    F4 100 100 __0 000000000004 Vendor Specific
    F5 100 100 __0 00000000000D Vendor Specific
    F6 100 100 __0 00000000BB08 Vendor Specific

    -- IDENTIFY_DEVICE ---------------------------------------------------------
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    000: 0040 3FFF C837 0010 0000 0000 003F 0000 0000 0000
    010: 3530 3032 3642 3736 3737 3030 3837 4344 2020 2020
    020: 0000 0000 0000 5342 464B 3731 4530 4B49 4E47 5354
    030: 4F4E 2053 4134 3030 5333 3732 3430 4720 2020 2020
    040: 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 8010 4000 2F00
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    060: FFFF 0FFF 0000 0407 0003 0078 0078 0078 0078 1F00
    070: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 001F 850E 0006 004C 0040
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    140: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
    150: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
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    190: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
    200: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 4000
    210: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0001 0000 0000
    220: 0000 0000 10FF 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
    230: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0001 FFFE 0000 0000 0000 0000
    240: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
    250: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 EFA5

    -- SMART_READ_DATA ---------------------------------------------------------
    +0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +A +B +C +D +E +F
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    050: 00 00 00 00 00 00 A9 00 00 64 64 14 00 00 00 00
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    -- SMART_READ_THRESHOLD ----------------------------------------------------
    +0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +A +B +C +D +E +F
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  5. Best answer
    Everything looks good as far as the SMART Status but Toshiba drives are the worst. I always stay away from them. We are a dell reseller and for a while they were giving Toshiba drives in their Dell Optiplexs. We swapped them out for Seagate/WDs lol

    I should try this.

    Download HDTune and have it do a full surface scan. This will at least let you know if the read/write heads are crashing and causing any physical damage but that would show up on the SMART Status.

    Maybe try another SATA/Power connector as well even though I have only had one case ever where that actually fixed something lol
  6. drtweak said:
    Everything looks good as far as the SMART Status but Toshiba drives are the worst. I always stay away from them. We are a dell reseller and for a while they were giving Toshiba drives in their Dell Optiplexs. We swapped them out for Seagate/WDs lol

    I should try this.

    Download HDTune and have it do a full surface scan. This will at least let you know if the read/write heads are crashing and causing any physical damage but that would show up on the SMART Status.

    Maybe try another SATA/Power connector as well even though I have only had one case ever where that actually fixed something lol


    Alright thanks a lot for the help mate. I'm guessing the Toshiba is just a bad quality hard drive which would explain why it's sometimes very slow. For now I won't bother doing much more unless the hard drive gets worse. Both drives are backed up so it won't matter if either of them fails. Cheers!
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