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Windows 7: Crystal Disk Info WD Raptor


30 Dec 2010   #1

Win 7 64 Ultimate
 
 
Crystal Disk Info WD Raptor

I posted about this drive last week,, probably explained to much so heres now an image of what i have,, can anyone tell me is there a way to fix this? im guessing its something mechanical and that no software will fix it but i figured i would ask. Any help would be much appreciated as always. mind you this is connected through USB right now not directly to the MB,, it was showing the same before it probably just not as fast connected via USB
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JRockZ



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30 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JRockZ View Post
I posted about this drive last week,, probably explained to much so heres now an image of what i have,, can anyone tell me is there a way to fix this? im guessing its something mechanical and that no software will fix it but i figured i would ask. Any help would be much appreciated as always. mind you this is connected through USB right now not directly to the MB,, it was showing the same before it probably just not as fast connected via USB
Thanks
JRockZ
SMART data can sometimes be misleading. There is no set standard for what the thresholds have to be. Each manufacturer treats and interprets SMART data differently and assigns their own thresholds based on what they think is right. Looking at what is reporting, you've had ONE read error and technically that's not good. The Relocated

What I suggest doing it offloading everything from that drive and doing a low-level format (while it's connected via USB) -- notice "quick format is unchecked"



If this is successful, I'd take it easy with the drive (harder to do than it sounds, really). Your 05 re-allocated sectors are ok. That's only yellow because you've had more than 140. If you do some quick math (given your file system is NTFS and each sector is 4kb) you've only lost 748kb of storage space. Not much to worry about there. Same with C5 Current Pending Sector Count. Those are sectors that have been marked as not doing so hot but they won't be fixed (or attempted at fixing) until the drive tries to write to them. If all else fails with those, again, 4x200 is 800kb. Not a big deal.

The only part that worries me just a little is the uncorrectable. During the low-level format, if it runs across these sectors and finds it can't do anything with them, it might mark them out altogether if they have indeed been marked as bad, or it might try to fix them again.

The moral of my story is this: If your low-level format works, keep using your drive. If in a couple months you find that the bad sectors are rising again at a rather rapid pace (05, C5, C6) or Windows is reporting problems saving or writing/reading the disk, come back and we'll go from there.

Thanks!
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30 Dec 2010   #3

Win 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks Jelyman, i tried the low level before and im trying again right now but if i remeber right it just hangs, i tried to run checkdsk on it and repair and it ran for 30hrs and i finally had to cancle it out. I will see if the low level helps any IF it runs through,,, my guess is the drive is shot,,, its not a drive im using but i would like to IF its saveable since it is a 10,000rpm raptor drive. Ill be back
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30 Dec 2010   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

The errors and the power on hours suggests your HDD may be at the end of it's (reliable) life.
Backup files/folders and image the drive (Not clone!). I gather it's just an auxiliary drive at the moment.
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30 Dec 2010   #5

Win 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

MJF no man its not being used i took it from a computer i got for dirt cheap,, it was set up in a raid 1 i believe and both drives were bad, i just put another drive in it and sold it,, the other raptor drive doesnt even do anything it sshot so my guess is it had a good jolt from a power surge or something like that. So far the low level is going still i'd say its about 12% done now in about 15-20 mins. Id just like to fix it and use it as a master drive on an older PC i have
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30 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
The errors and the power on hours suggests your HDD may be at the end of it's (reliable) life.
Backup files/folders and image the drive (Not clone!). I gather it's just an auxiliary drive at the moment.
almost 18000 power on hours is 750 days. Given 8 hours of use a day, that's 6.1 years.

I didn't notice the POH since it was in such a light grey.

In that case... Time to close up shop.
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30 Dec 2010   #7

Win 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jelyman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
The errors and the power on hours suggests your HDD may be at the end of it's (reliable) life.
Backup files/folders and image the drive (Not clone!). I gather it's just an auxiliary drive at the moment.
almost 18000 power on hours is 750 days. Given 8 hours of use a day, that's 6.1 years.

I didn't notice the POH since it was in such a light grey.

In that case... Time to close up shop.
Yeah it ran the low level all the way to the end then just froze there,, My other drive i use that is 2 years old shows POH as 354314 hours and a power on count of 1624
And my master drive is POH 4551 and power on count of 937 it is about 1yr old maybe a little more. Im going to trash the raptor thanks for the help!!
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