Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Apr 04, 2012
    Posts
    3
    6 week old macbook failing HDD?
    So I was bored and checking on my memory and ram usage today, I like to keep up with it to keep battery life as long as possible, when I noticed that the S.M.A.R.T. status of the Toshiba 750GB HDD disk is listed as failing!
    I have not experienced any odd behavior, honestly the computer works flawlessly, just as the day I got it, so what would cause this to be listed as failing?
    Is this something that I should take up with Apple etc? What confuses me is that it dosen't act odd at all, it only has 72 cycles on the battery.

    Pics are screenshots from the system information page












  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    47,163
    Specs:
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    The S.M.A.R.T. status is an excellent indicator of a failing drive. Make a backup of your data as soon as you can; use Time Machine or cloning software. After doing that, make an appointment with your local Apple store genius bar and have the hard drive replaced. Your machine is still under warranty.

  3. #3

    Deckyon's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 06, 2011
    Location
    Louisville, KY - USA
    Posts
    1,291
    Specs:
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM
    And yes, this can happen, especially with hard drives. Moving parts and all. We have received new computers that come in DOA due to hard drives, of course we go through hundreds of computers a year so a few DOA's are expected, though still frustrating. Back up the data, take it to the Apple Store.
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB RAM
    MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256MB RAM
    iPhone 5S 64GB, iPad Air 2 128 GB LTE, iPod Nano Gen6 8GB, Apple TV 3 & 2

  4. #4

    rabbitjetta's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 08, 2010
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    967
    Specs:
    Main-11" Air, iPhone 6+, iPad Mini 3, Hi-Fi Extras- Too many to count
    the same thing happened to me and i ended up installing a SSD after 3 HD replacements.

  5. #5

    Dysfunction's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 17, 2008
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    6,821
    Specs:
    Way... way too many specs to list.
    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitjetta View Post
    the same thing happened to me and i ended up installing a SSD after 3 HD replacements.
    keep in mind, SSD's fail too.

    Back up your data. REGULARLY.
    mike
    This machine kills fascists
    Got # ? phear the command line!

  6. #6


    Member Since
    Apr 04, 2012
    Posts
    3
    Made a trip to the Apple store, new hard drive on the way. I can honestly say that I have never seen a company stand behind their products as well as Apple, most of them wouldn't want to replace it until the drive actually did fail.
    Thanks guys!

  7. #7


    Member Since
    Apr 04, 2012
    Posts
    3
    On a side note, is it sad that I can back up nearly all of my files to a single 16gb thumb drive? haha

  8. #8

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    47,163
    Specs:
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    No, not sad. It just tells us that you haven't had your machine long enough to fill up that hard drive yet. Buy a good external drive for future use with Time Machine. You're going to need it later on.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Second HDD Failing
    By Shanez in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-02-2013, 08:23 PM
  2. Failing HDD ... but it doesn't seem to be?
    By mykel in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-17-2010, 03:42 PM
  3. Advice on Failing HDD
    By crzymke in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-05-2010, 02:51 AM
  4. SuperDrive Failing or iTunes Failing?!?
    By steven11 in forum iPod Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-18-2008, 10:17 AM
  5. iMac HDD Failing??
    By The Lobe in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-26-2008, 11:06 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •