On a secondary PC, when I started it the mainboard boot screen said the SMART failed for my HDD, and that I should backup asap. I've checked in Windows with HDD Health, and it seems that parameter B8(End-to-End error) has dropped to 1 or 0(I don't remember it exacly and I'm affraid to start that PC again, because I have some valuable data on that HDD).
Then, first thing that I did was to thange the SATA cable, thinking that a faulty cable could be the cause to End-to-End errors. But, as expected, the SMART parameter did not reset itself. So, I don't actually know if it really was a faulty cable.
What do you think? What could be the cause of these End-to-End erros?
What should I do?
I'd want to try a backup, but I'm worried about gettind corrupt data, due to this problem.
The HDD is a 2 years old, Samsung, 500GB, SATA2, 16MB buffer, 2x250Gb platters. Unfortunately I don't recall the exact model. If needed I could provide it tonight.