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I have harddisk error indicating by Smart.  Can the drive be used?
I can format it and copy a file on it.  But should I trust that it will die anytime.
Or is there any software can fix the disk or mask out the bad part and have the rest of the disk functions properly?  
I am using Windows 7 and 8
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It depends on the specific SMART error, but the general rule of thumb is that a drive failing SMART is going to die and should only be used long enough to copy the data from it.

I don't believe that you can reset the error state.

Yes, you should trust that it will die anytime.
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I'm not posting for points, i just want to second CompProbSolv.   I agree


If the drive is within it's warranty get it replaced.
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This is the info I use the DiskCheckup
HDSmart.JPG
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I would expect that Raw Read Error Rate is a pretty bad one to fail.  Is the drive under warranty?
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No. Very unfortunate. I only have it for 2 years.
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Go to the link below for warranty check
https://westerndigital.secure.force.com/WarrantyCheck?lang=en

And also find your hard disk by model number , link is given below
http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?lang=en


There you can download the maintenance software...
Another alternate to this is to download the free trial of Partition Magic from its website or You can use Nortan Ghost.
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by:webtechgal
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Just to second the above comments - I would not continue to use a drive that is failing. It will fail, generally at the most inopportune moment. Make sure your data is backed up and remove the drive. WD Green drives are energy efficient, but I don't find that they last as long as the WD Black series (which warranty for 5 years).
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you can continue to use the drive, but be aware it can die at any moment, so be sure to have a good backup.
IF you take this into consideration - this is true - even for a -now- good working drive (only there has been no warning yet)

you cannot reset the smart error - so it will keep popping up; unless you can disable the smart setting for it in the BIOS -  not all board support that; but if you find a board supporting it - disable the smart info
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by:teomcam
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Its time to backup your files and get a new one. The screenshot show clearly that your HDD walking to the light!
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Thanks
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