Have you encountered the error “1720-Smart Drive Detects Imminent Failure” while booting up your computer? This means that the drive’s built-in status circuits and firmware have determined that the hard drive itself is about to fail. If this happens, you could lose all your files or the hard drive will eventually stop working.
Hard drives are usually designed to last a long time. Not surprisingly, they often outlive the computer in which they are installed and used. However, no matter how perfect these devices may seem, sometimes they can fail, whether due to user abuse or simply poor workmanship. When a hard drive fails, the error message “1720-Smart Drive Detects Imminent Failure” appears when you boot your computer.