So today the Support Assist self-test for my Dell Inspiron 15 (3521) said that the hard drive had "failed" its test. It gave the following error codes for the hard drive (ST500LT012-9WS142):
WHD16-6GP (SMART short self test: "failed")
WHD20-J2C (Targeted read test: "failed")
I've never had anything like this happen before. So I'm just wondering: Does anyone know what exactly this means? And how serious is it?
Though running a little slower, it's still working fine for the moment. But I don't want it to fail completely.... Whatever advice you all might have, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks! - Robert
P.S. This laptop is considerably past the expiration of its warranty.