failing hard drive 'corrupted new drive??

on a win 7 computer, the hard drive was failing based on messages in windows and SMART tests.

I cloned the hard drive's data to a new hard drive.

the new drive worked fine for a couple weeks, now when coming out of sleep, we get a message that the hard drive is failing.  But smart tests say it's ok.

could a file have been corrupted from the failing hard drive then the corrupted file is copied over to the new drive and the system things that corruption is a failed drive rather than a bad file?

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Thomas MulkeyCommented:
It is quite possible it is failing.   Just because it does or does not show SMART redirection doesn't necessarily mean it is or is not failing.  SMART is going to show redirected sectors that failed a read after write verify.   If you have sectors that were already written and it can no longer read them that is also a sign of impending doom.

I would back it up, first and download HD Tune and run a full surface scan on it and see what comes back.  Typically if I have any Bad (RED) sectors then I replace.

Normally is seems with hard drives (for me anyways) they fail in that first month or two or they live for years.
SMART is only a very basic, built-in test of the disk. Run the disk's manufacture's diagnostic on it. That will give you a more reliable result. If that turns out fine, run a chkdsk /f /r on the partitions on your disk to fix any file-system corruptions.

Of course it is possible that you copied errors from the old disk to the new.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Have you checked the file system after the clone was done? Run chkdsk on each partition on new drive without any key and see if it recommends running it with /f key. If yes then apply it. Once the errors are fixed, monitor the behavior. If the errors are still there thrn it is really your HDD failing.
Note, before applying chkdsk with F key you'd better copy out valuable data from this drive because chkdsk /f makes sometimes irrevertable changes.
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BeGentleWithMe-INeedHelpAuthor Commented:
sorry, my bad.

using HD Tune, it shows failure on the smart page (see attached), but passes the error scan.

This is a 1 year old drive I had on the shelf, sorry, not brand new.

that smart data doesn't come over with a cloning, right?
in such cases HDDregenerator can help - it fixed many drives for me :
In some situations bad SATA cables, bad power supply cables or bad PSU can cause HDD to have errors, and pressent HDD as BAD when in fast it is not so. S.M.A.R.T data are not cloned in process of cloning data from one HDD to another.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Run the scan with WD Diag tool (Data Lifeguard Diagnostic) on it. You can get it on Western Digital web site here:
SMART error can't be "cloned" from one disk to another. SMART is internal to the disk and is a set of counters that monitors and counts events of the disk that have reached a certain value. Once those counts have surpassed certain values SMART gets tripped and if it is enabled in your BIOS, or some other software on your PC is monitoring it, it will show you that SMART has been tripped and the disk changed asap, as it is close to dying. SMART counters of a disk also can't be reset.

But of course if you clone from a bad disk any data that is already faulty on that source disk, that data will also be faulty on the new one. It won't "magically" fix itself. That data though has nothing to do with SMART. When you have a disk that is bad, you shouldn't clone it to a new one, you should rather do a fresh installation on the new disk, or restore from a backup that was made when the old disk was still good.

As I mentioned already, run the disk manufacturer's diagnostic tool on the new disk (now that we know the manufacturer, the tool noxcho just linked to). It should have a long test which tests the surface of the disk and it should tell you whether the disk is fine or not. When it is bad, you usually get an error code which you can use to RMA the disk. You can usually also check on the manufacturer's site whether the disk still has warranty or not.

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Thomas MulkeyCommented:
When I see re-allocated sectors, I replace the drive before I loose my data.
i have been running with "repaired " drives for years; depending on what's wrong, they can just be up to 100% after running HDDReg
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