Running Maintenance >> Fix-disk before attempting a Format may have saved more stuff, but it depends what was wrong with the HDDWould I have been better to have run Maintenance Mode straight away rather than looking via the web interface first
As Ezra pointed out the important attributes are the raw values of 5, 197 and 198. If you can tell us the values then we can make an informed comment; otherwise it would be just guessing.I still don't know what caused this problem, so am not sure whether to replace the hard drive.
I would say that it sounds OK to me. Our hard drive is slowly dieing with a day by day increase in the number of reallocated sectors and currently standing at just over 1200. However the box continues to perform well so I intend doing nothing for the moment.The answer is 0 (zero) in each case.
I still don't know what caused this problem, so am not sure whether to replace the hard drive. Your suggestions would be welcomed.