"This Drive Has Reported A Fatal Hardware Error To Disk Utility"
Today, I decided to upgrade my computer's hard drive, I have an 800Mhz Solid White iBook G3. It had a 20GB drive, that I upgraded to 40GB (not a major upgrade, but i was running out of space) After the painstaking process of getting the thing open, and installing the drive, I installed OS tiger, and opened Disk Utility. When i got to the drive, it showed me the following message "This Drive Has Reported A Fatal Hardware Error To Disk Utility" and the S.M.A.R.T. Status was "Failing" the drive is a toshiba MK4025GAS that i removed from my old dead powerbook g4 (spilled coffee) and the drive worked fine in a USB enclosure on my PC, and never reported any errors. The drive workes fine to me, it installed tiger fine, and just to test it, i copied about 10GB of files to it, and deleted them, and did it again, and it still works fine. It doesnt make any strange noises, and the coumpuer is just as fast, if not faster than it was before. Could the drive be giving a false warning? It seems to be holding up great, and even though i could put the old drive back in it, i could use the extra space on the larger one. Any Ideas on whether the drive actually has a problem or not?