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    If I get this message on a drive in on the boot screen (S.M.A.R.T status bad backup & replace). Does this mean the drive is toast?

    P.S. After doing a Google search it sounds like the worst has happenend and I didn't get a chance to backup.:(
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    If S.M.A.R.T. is telling you that then the HDD has a big problem so do as it says immediately before the drive becomes unreadable.

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    What brand of hdd? S.M.A.R.T usually means it's dying all right, had a WD 80Gb go just recently, check the manufacturers web site there may be a repair tool that will revive it enough to retrieve your data, or try it in another pc as slave for data retrieval. I couldn't find my receipt for mine so couldn't get it replaced, it still runs and I got my data off it, but now it sits on my bench gathering dust
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    Quote Originally Posted by wayout44
    If S.M.A.R.T. is telling you that then the HDD has a big problem so do as it says immediately before the drive becomes unreadable.

    Too late! Nothing can be saved and since the drive was raided with another drive it would have made it even harder to retreive the information from it if it were even possible to begin with.:(. I formatted the remaning good drive and will add another larger drive to the system. I think I'll skip the idea of raiding any future drives since the speed increase seems hardly noticeable and raid0 doubles your chance of something like this happening.
    I had alot of confidence in the drives since it's so rare a drive goes belly up within its first 3 years of life, atleast thats what I've found to be true. Luckily I didn't loose anything that can't be replaced since it was not on my main system which also uses raid 0....Yikes! Hopfully these drives are more dependable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANZAC_ELITE
    What brand of hdd? S.M.A.R.T usually means it's dying all right, had a WD 80Gb go just recently, check the manufacturers web site there may be a repair tool that will revive it enough to retrieve your data, or try it in another pc as slave for data retrieval. I couldn't find my receipt for mine so couldn't get it replaced, it still runs and I got my data off it, but now it sits on my bench gathering dust

    The drive that went bad was a WD brand. I also have a pair of Maxtors (raid0) on my main system which have been good so far but ofcoarse they are only about 5 months old so I'm keeping my fingures crossed and won't depend too heavily on storing files on drives that are Raid0 configured anymore.

    Unfortunalty as I said before retreiving data will be impossible now but I'll keep that repair tool possiblity in mind incase it happens again someday.

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