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enter image description here This drive of mine is less than 2 weeks old. And why am I seeing this CAUTION status? Help please. This is very stressing...

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marked as duplicate by techie007, ChrisF, Synetech, Hennes, 8088 Nov 4 '12 at 22:49

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Purely technical answer:

You are likely seeing the CAUTION state because it found a value at the highlighted part (C5) which was outside its threshold.

Now if you means what does this mean: First read those values mean. Start with this page on wikipedia.

Then relax. The raw values column is a mere one.

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And this morning the hard drive crashed. I decided to RMA it. 3 weeks to go. Wow :p –  Fasih Khatib Nov 5 '12 at 7:06
    
With a power on count of 54 and 2 weeks since you bought it? That is both harsh and the front of the bathtub curve. (See the "Infant mortality failure" line in en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathtub_curve and Google study on drive failures over time). –  Hennes Nov 5 '12 at 13:28
    
What the hell? Did they ship me a used drive??? I barely used it for 10hours :0 –  Fasih Khatib Nov 5 '12 at 17:54
    
To be correct, i bought it on 28th of last month –  Fasih Khatib Nov 5 '12 at 17:58
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Your screenshot has a power on count and power on hours. I based the 2 weeks on your "This drive of mine is less than 2 weeks old". –  Hennes Nov 5 '12 at 17:58
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