Display of SATA Drive with yellow triangle - Meaning ?


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My HWiNFO64 (Version on my Notebook, displays a SATA hard disk and a SATA DVD Drive.
The display contains next to the SATA hard disk a yellow triangular icon containing a black exclamation mark.

How shall I interpret this ?

I have used other disk tools to check this SATA hard disk, without any clear negative results.

Many thanks.


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That means some of the S.M.A.R.T. parameters have crossed the safety threshold and the drive might be approaching a failure.
You should check the drive information in the main window for further S.M.A.R.T details. You might also try drive manufacturer's diagnostic tools to confirm this.