What Does this Laptop Hard drive Test Failure Mean?

By Route44
Jan 11, 2009
  1. I was given an old Toshiba Tecra S1 laptop this past August. It was a company laptop and so I didn't expect much but after cleaning up the system, adding RAM, etc., it has been running quite well.

    Yesterday I ran a harddrive diagnostics by utilizing Seagate Tools for a routine maintenance session.

    1. It passed both the S.M.A.R.T and the Short DST tests twice.

    2. It failed the Long DST test twice.

    * What does this mean for my harddrive?
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    If the diagnostic is correct, the drive is beginning to fail. It should be replaced. If you have any critical data on the drive back it up ASAP.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,984   +411

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