[Tech] S.M.A.R.T. Result Codes

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06-30-2006, 01:51 PM
My laptops drive took a **** :( Amusingly, S.M.A.R.T. is enabled and it offered NO WARNING of its impending failure. Yay. Way to go.

So I'm looking at it with Hitachi's disk utilities and it's telling me:

Failure Code: 0x72 - Defective Device. S.M.A.R.T. Failure
Technical Result Code: 7202D1F4

Anyone know wtf that means? I'm having no luck hunting it down on the net.

06-30-2006, 01:51 PM
It means your HD took a ****.

06-30-2006, 01:54 PM
Yeah it's pretty much dead. You might be able to hook it up to another PC to get data off of it, but I wouldn't count on it. Sorry man. :(

And for the record, I think S.M.A.R.T. has notified me ONCE of an impending failure. The other times it just took a **** and when I ran drive diagnostics it said it was dead. It kinda sucks.

06-30-2006, 01:56 PM
ouch sorry man that sucks a nut

06-30-2006, 02:04 PM
haha. I called the manufacturer and that was their diagnosis. It took a ****. :)

Sticking it in an external USB case and seeing what Norton Ghost can see on it.

06-30-2006, 02:11 PM
Well I'll be dipped in ****. It's up and running in the external case. Now we'll see how much data I can get off of it.

06-30-2006, 02:13 PM
try disable smart?

06-30-2006, 02:15 PM
haha. I called the manufacturer and that was their diagnosis. It took a ****. :)

Sticking it in an external USB case and seeing what Norton Ghost can see on it.
I've only once had a drive die on me where I was completely unable to recover data. And I've had like 10-15 drives crash in my long computing history. Letting them take a break, freezing them, etc. usually they will boot up once in awhile and you can get some stuff. Just make sure you're not booting from it hehe.

06-30-2006, 02:19 PM
If it takes another **** before you can get everything off of it, try giving it a rest and then try using a program called "Get Data Back." I'm sure there's a bunch of alternatives, but it has saved my ass more than a couple times.

06-30-2006, 02:31 PM
translating that code from hex to dec to gives you: 1912787444 :shrug:

07-01-2006, 04:48 PM

Went and bought a Fujitsu 100gig 5400rpm drive and an external USB case. Plugged it in to my desktop along with the failing Hitachi 40gig 4200rpm drive and ran Norton Ghosts' copy function to move the entire contents of one drive to the other. Took over 8 hours.

This morning I come in to work to find that the new drive is unreadable. ****. So I schedule a ScanDisk and reboot. It spends the next hour and a half fixing ****. Once it's done I closely examine the files and can't find a damn thing wrong. So I put the drive back into the laptop, it boots, detects new drive, installs the drivers and requests a reboot. It boots up fine and I can find no problems.

I skated through that potential catastrophe with flying colors. :bigthumb:

07-01-2006, 04:52 PM
if you can get into windows (either from the defective drive, or booting off another drive with the dying one connected), you can use a program called 'Diskcheckup' by passmark software- it will give you all the detailed SMART info - look for any values that aren't STATUS- OK.

07-01-2006, 04:53 PM
Wish I could get one more startup out of this Western Digital drive here. Customer PC with alot of work stuff he did not backup(idiot). Anyway, if it started up ok I could ghost it to a new drive but since the damn thing won't work now I gota reinstall XP and all his software. Sigh....

All I run is Drive Fitness Test. Been pretty effective for me and manufacturers seem to take any results that program gives as fact and will warranty the drive.

07-01-2006, 08:23 PM
nobody uses spinrite??!!

07-01-2006, 09:36 PM
the S.M.A.R.T stuff failed...

who would have guessed.

At any rate, don't trust that ****ing HD dude, I've had HD's do that to me before and be fine for a week before I saw magic smoke.

07-02-2006, 02:35 AM
the S.M.A.R.T stuff failed...

who would have guessed.

I'd like to know how much time and money went into creating a standard that does the end user such little good.
At any rate, don't trust that ****ing HD dude, I've had HD's do that to me before and be fine for a week before I saw magic smoke.
Nah, I'll beat the **** out of it and stuff it into the USB case. Use it for pr0n trAnsp0rt.

You saw a drive smoke?

Do tell. :)

07-02-2006, 02:40 AM
I've seen drive smoke twice now, both from WD drives that did pretty much what you described.

They both seemed to just die, I did some error checking put them in other boxes and slaved them to see if I could salvage some stuff... Was able to get both of them to relinquish large amounts of porn. Formatted them, put them back in other boxes slaved.

The first one died in less then a week, scared the **** out of me, all of a sudden heard this LOUD ****ing grinding noise killed the power popped the case and the ****ing HD was smoking out the back.

The second one lasted about a month, I don't think it was quite as bad off as the first one was because it was doing just fine until I rebooted one day and it didn't come back up... I was a little pissed so I ****ed around put it in another box, and when I tried to boot that one GRIND GRIND GRIND magic smoke out the back.

Needless to say, don't ever buy WD Caviar drives.

07-02-2006, 02:52 AM
Ha Ha, I should send you the CDC drive I have, as therapy. It's a full height drive that runs so hot you can't hold your fingers on its case. Disturbed, it goes ZIIIINNNGYIIIIIIIINGGYIII IIINGYIIIIIING!ZIIIIIING!

****er won't die. It's amazing. :hrm:

07-02-2006, 02:56 AM
Dude, I scared the **** out of myself about a week ago. I was sitting here and I turned in my chair too quick because the cat had zipped under me. My chair whacked my full ATX pretty ****ing hard and all of a sudden.


I thought for sure I had hit my case so hard as to have ****ed one of my HD's or something. Turns out I had just knocked loose a fan wire from it's binding and into one of the case fans. But still scared the living bejesus out of me.

07-02-2006, 03:03 AM
I did that to my cat once. To this day, he won't let me live it down.

Sleeps with one eye open.