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I got two 2TB seagate disks that show SMART error on bootup. I ran the seagate disk utility check and it passed the full test. But the SMART error says both drive have exceeded 70C in temperature so SMART has been tripped. I want to recycle them for old hardware as they are out of warranty.

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No. You don't need to. If something new happens it will be in the logs with the new timestamp (hours powered on).

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