1 Copper

What is WHD20-SMT?

I am doing the 'Perform Hardware Diagnostics'. The targeted read test for the Hard Drive - WDC WD7500BPVT-75HXZT3. The Targeted Read Test always fails. The code is listed on the right hand column.

I can't find anything on the internet to tell me what it is. How do I fix the fail?

The diagnostics test Times Out on the SMART Short Self Test.

Everything else passes.

Please Help!

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8 Xenon

Re: What is WHD20-SMT?

Run the Dell diagnostics -- F12 at powerup -- on the hard drive.  If the drive fails these diagnostics, it needs to be replaced.

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7- Thorium

Re: What is WHD20-SMT?

Targeted Read Test WHD-20.  Hard Drive is Physically Bad.  SMART Drive is Dying.

The SMART hard disk check has detected an imminent failure.

To ensure no data loss, please backup the content immediately.

SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 0

In all probability your Hard Drive has failed:


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