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I ran a level 4 maintenance level on my hard drive with SpinRite. Everything was clean, but I checked the log and it said that it found ~2,000,000 seek errors. That's the only thing that SpinRite found. Is that something to worry about?

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This sounds like it might be a S.M.A.R.T. value, if so, then this is not an actual decimal number, it is a raw value and its actual value is dependent on the drive manufacturer.

See Wikipedia for more info.

Run a S.M.A.R.T. monitoring tool from inside an OS and see what that says.

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I ran HD Sentinel and it reported my hard drive as 100% health, so I think its fine. Thx. – Chris Tarazi Mar 2 '11 at 20:58

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