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January 12th, 2012, 03:11 PM
I am using Ubuntu to diagnose any errors on a Seagate disk. Even though I did the Seagate test and it passed, and Ubuntu tells me the disk is healthy, when I use the Disk Utility, the only entries in red are 'Start / Stop Count' and the result is 'failing' and 'Airflow temperature' and the result is 'failed in the past'. Is the disk on its way out?

Mark Phelps
January 12th, 2012, 06:50 PM
I can't in good faith tell you to IGNORE the Disk Utility messages -- but there have been numerous instances where the warnings were "false positives" and, in fact, nothing was wrong with the drive.

I generally use the disk manufacturer's utility to check out a drive -- and since you did that and it appears healthy, it's likely this is another "false postive" from Disk Utility.

That said, it's always a GOOD idea to have backups, because you never know when something is going to fail.