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01-13-2010 03:05 PM
Hmmm, I might be a year or more late in replying this post. Just bought a 1.5TB Barracuda 7200.11 and have exactly the same problem - SMART fails in Windows but no issues in DOS version of Seatools. I also have an existing Maxtor & Western Digital which are 2-4 years old and guess what...Seatools fail them also! So I ran the Western Digital Lifeguard Tool and it passes all three HDD.
It looks to me like a bug but apparently Seagate isn't too keen in responding to this. I actually raised a case and sent them screenshots of both SeaTools & WD LIfeguard results but the only response i got was what looked like an automated reply asking me to send it in for RMA. Anyway, my Barracuda is still going strong 2 weeks in play...will give it a few more months to see what happens.
08-29-2011 03:47 AM
WoW. I was crazy looking for some information about the same problem.
I was trying 3 drives with Seatools for Windows last version and the same problem always SMART FAILURE and have reiceved a Seagate error code to change the unit (warranty cheker...) Then I have tried this units in another computer and SMART was OK.
Probably a Nvidia driver problem then?
But I ask me, How many drives has Seagate changed for this software error? X-D Incredible...
10-10-2011 08:28 AM
Seriously? I noticed this on a drive that was out of warranty, and although my instincts told me something weird was going on, I was in a hurry and so went and bought a new drive - of the same model, as I wasn't going to hold one duff drive against Seagate, as I've used many good ones. So it arrives and I set it up and lo' the same error.... that's when I found this post.
So I have spent £30 and have a spare 500GB hard drive. I've no doubt it'll get used, but I'm cross nonetheless - wasted time and money.
The PC in question was only 18 months old, and had all possible driver updates. But the original post here is from 2008 - and this bug is still a problem?!
10-28-2011 05:53 PM
Looking for info re. S.M.A.R.T. and found this thread. Win 7 reported HDD Error failure imminent on a ST3250823AS F/W 3.03 so I ran Seatools for Windows. SMART failed, short and long tests passed. Ran Seatools for DOS which shows SMART tripped but short and long tests passed. So is failure imminent? I think not but have backed up data and will continue use the drive for stuff I don't care about losing. It has been in use for about a month since the warning first appeared. I think a bad SATA cable was the original reason for the SMART fail, but since it has been tripped, I don't think it can be reset, at least not by me. I guess I should also mention that this drive is long past warranty and shows power on status at 36000 hours. Will be interesting to see when it actually does fail!