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  • JackRoper Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm fairly sure I haven't been the cause of high temperature... Well, I got this in September and the UK has definitely not been warm in that period! I see what you are saying though, and I think I will go and get it replaced, thanks for the help

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (68,552 points)

    Good luck.

     

    tt2

  • sarimary Level 1 (0 points)

    You're a huge help on this thread, thanks for that!

    I just got a new-to-me used ipod with the #s below - I'm wondering, could a new hard drive have been installed and the min/max temps reflect the old hard drive? I don't know how that works, i.e., what #s go away with an old HD; looks like this one got toasted , but it runs well...I just don't know.

     

    Retracts: 2

    Reallocs: 0

    Pending Sectors: 0

    PowerOn Hours: 617

    Start/Stops: 16430

    Temp: Current 26c

    Temp: Min 66cc

    Temp: Max 254c

     

    I may return it, I have time to decide... thanks in advance!

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (68,552 points)

    Those temps certainly look off. I recall one thread where someone had a tool that reset all the reallocated sectors making the drive appear unused, however when it came to reloading the drive with data they just came back again. If you can load up your media without any issue then the temps are probably random values written in error during some earlier crash of the device.

     

    tt2

  • sarimary Level 1 (0 points)

    I sure hope that's the case--the latter bit, that is; hate to think of folks rolling back the odometer so to speak. Thanks again!

  • Jpaul4 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your help.

     

    Retracts: 2

    Reallocs: 16272

    Pending Sectors: 104

    PowerOn Hours: 71

    Start/Stops: 4001

    Temp: Current 31C

    Temp: Min 18C

    Temp: 53C

     

    I'm guessing mine is shot? I take such good care of it I love it. Do you think I could just replace the drive?

     

    Thanks

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (68,552 points)

    Yes, that looks terminal to me. Drive replacement is certainly an option.

     

    tt2

  • Jpaul4 Level 1 (0 points)

    Do you know what causes this to happen? Is it a song that I downloaded? Or a virus? I am just wondering if you happen to know. I dont want to get a new ipod and have the same thing happpen

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (68,552 points)

    All hard drives fail eventially. It won't be a problem with your songs or a virus. The device isn't supposed to get hotter than 50c. A knock at the wrong moment could have lead to progressive damage. Or the drive may have been a lemon from the outset but it has only become apparent now because you've had a problem and have looked into it more deeply.

     

    tt2

  • Jpaul4 Level 1 (0 points)

    I really can't thank you enough! I finally have an answer. Thanks so much, this really helped me out.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (68,552 points)

    You're welcome.

     

    tt2

  • Mattjd247 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    Here are my stats:

     

    Retracts: 0

    Reallocs: 5752

    Pending sectors: 2000

    PowerOn Hours: 26

    Start/Stops: 6372

    Temp: Current 33c

    Temp: Min 10c

    Temp: Max 53c

     

    Could you interpret for me, and give me your advice? Though I imagine it is bad, I just wanted confirmation. The classic is the most recent generation, 160gb, and is about 3 years old.

     

    Thanks!

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (68,552 points)

    Yep, I read that as bad news. The high reallocated and pending sector counts suggest that the drive is on the way out.

     

    tt2

  • Mattjd247 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    Thank you for your fast response!! I guessed the same, so have decided to sell it for parts!

     

    Out of curiosity, is there anyway of avoiding the sort of issues I have with mine, or is it just inevitable?

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (68,552 points)

    Looked after well an iPod classic can last many years, but they shouldn't be subject to too much humidity, get too hot (over 50c), too cold, under (0c) or shock, particularly while the drive is active.

     

    tt2

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