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nanerz
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SMART short self test failed and Targeted read test failed

Hello. I have an alienware computer. I am using the computer as my server for my website. Recently, I ran a scan and it said SMART short self test failed, and Targeted Read test failed. Also the computer and the site have been acting slow. What should I do? Is it bad that I still am running the server on the hard drive?

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RE: SMART short self test failed and Targeted read test failed

Hi Nanerz,

You need to back up that drive immediately and replace it.

No, I would not suggest using an Alienware as a server. Dell sells plenty of inexpensive machines that can be used as servers.

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