Problem with new hdd

By 8eios
May 23, 2009
  1. hello everyone!! i had 2 WD HD's one 320gb and the other 500gb. A couple of days ago - as i had ran out of space - i bought a new drive, a SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB. The problem is that when i enabled the HDD SMART monitor utility from my mobo's bios i got an error message at start up. after start up i checked the status of my hd's using the everest 4.50.1330 edition which is the following:

    ID: 05
    Attribute Description: Reallocated Sector Count
    Threshold: 36
    Value: 33
    Worst: 33
    Data: 2758
    Status: Pre-failure: Imminent loss of data Is being predicted

    The other 2 older hd's have no problem at all. i have to mention that when i installed the hd i made 5 partitions of 501, 202, 202, 139 and 351gb respectively.
    can u plz explain me what is actually the cause of the problem and what "reallocated sector count" means and how can i fix it? thanks very much in advance!!!
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    You don't tell us what your motherboard is... The motherboard's bios might need to be upgraded to "see" the large drive properly
  3. 8eios

    8eios TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    oh yes, true. it is asus a8n-sli premium, bios version is 1009 and i use windows xp pro sp3
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