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Hard Drive Failing?


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i have just literally this morning upgraded the hard drive in my Apple Powerbook G4. it went from a 60GB to a 160GB... the program i used to clone the Drive Was Super Duper.
i went into disk utilitys to wipe the old disk so that i can use it as a externeral hard drive when i noticed that the new drive had an error message.
the Hard drive Was Brand new.?
any ideas on fixes?

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What was that error message? It's hard to give you some advice without knowing the problem.

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The Message it says in the disk utility that the hard drive has reported a fatal hardware error to disk utility. S.m.a.r.t says that the "smart data for the drive samsung HM 160HC indicates an impending Drive - Failure!.
thats all i can give
any ideas..
can take screens shots if that is more helpful?
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If there is any risk of your drive failing, make back-ups as often as you can. Just to be on the safe side. This is the voice of experience. >.<

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If the s.m.a.r.t is saying impending doom, I'd error on the safe side: Believe it.

Remove the new HD and take it back for exchange.
If you have confidential data, boot of the old HD (hold down the <option> key at boot time with the old HD plugged into the USB port) and run the disk erase on the new HD.
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