Anyways, does anyone know how to read this data to see what my reallocated sector count is? I presume it's 558 but okay, is there a way to find out if it's a "soft bad sector"? Also, I've tried looking up Western Digital's specifications list but it doesn't mention how many spare allocated sectors the hard disk has.
So far, I've run Spinrite on most of the partitions and there haven't been any bad blocks or unreadable sectors, though. I've also never encountered any problems with my files and folders(no read/write errors, no corrupted files) on my SATA hdd. If Windows XP had problems, it was because of spyware and too many programs being installed. And if anything, it's my PATA hdd that's become noisier and slightly slower by the years.
SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x000b 200 200 051 Pre-fail Always - 0
3 Spin_Up_Time 0x0007 107 101 021 Pre-fail Always - 2008
4 Start_Stop_Count 0x0032 100 100 040 Old_age Always - 986
5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 130 130 140 Pre-fail Always FAILING_NOW 558
Edited by Chicken mania, 16 April 2007 - 04:15 AM.