I'm confused about the Spin Retry Count S.M.A.R.T. attribute value.
On one particular hard drive, I see a raw value of 0, which the popular CrystalDiskInfo v7.0.5 interprets as a current value of 166, a worst value of 100, and a threshold of 30.
According to Wikipedia:
"An increase of this attribute value is a sign of problems in the hard disk mechanical subsystem."
According to the ActiveSmart (by Ariolic Software) documentation:
"A decrease of this attribute value is a sign of problems in the hard disk mechanical subsystem."
OK, which is it?
Why is a raw value of 0 being interpreted as a current value of 166 by CrystalDiskInfo?
I've always had the understanding that a raw value of of 0 for this attribute indicates that the drive has never had to retry a spin start. Is that correct?