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Windows 7: Is My HDD failing

31 Aug 2011   #11
krappo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Many Thanks karlsnooks
After diskpart.......
Ok, so far so good.
But when i go to disk management to check on hdd, it reports as following...
Disk 5
1000GB raw
1000GB raw
48GB raw
746GB unallocated.
its only given me 2048 in total ???


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31 Aug 2011   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

OK.

I forgot and left out the step in diskpart to format the partitions as NTFS.

You can go back to Diskpart,
select the disk,
select the partition,
and then
format fs=ntfs
if you add quck to that then the format will go faster and might be advisable with the size of the partitions that are being formatted.

The file table takes up space: Whether you also have bad sectors, I do not know.

I have never used such large disks. ChkDsk would show your statistics.

Go ahead and format and then run chkdsk.
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31 Aug 2011   #13
krappo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I didnt realize what was happening until i gave it some thought.
By removing the GPT it will only recognize the HDD as 2048 in total, which is not what i want, so back goes on the GPT, partitioned and formatted NTFS and this is the result..
The 3TB HDD is now this
909.18GB
909.18GB
976.03GB

Apart from having easily managed smaller partitioned HDD, still getting those poor health messages from HDD control.

Many Many Thanks to all for the help and advice
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31 Aug 2011   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Go to the manufacturer's site.

Get his test software I can not fathom that he has a 3tb disk without test software as they must test the drives.

I would not trust one of these super-duper test/reporting programs from a third party.
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31 Aug 2011   #15
krappo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Go to the manufacturer's site.

Get his test software I can not fathom that he has a 3tb disk without test software as they must test the drives.

I would not trust one of these super-duper test/reporting programs from a third party.
I just got a reply from hitachi support and even thou there is no official diag tools for 3TB hdd she gave me a link to a beta version of tools that work with my HDD, scanned it and even thou it shows the same numbers as Shampoo hdd control it dosent report any errors.

So i have uninstalled the 3rd party one and have put all files back on HDD.


Many Thanks and a lovely day to be had by all
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31 Aug 2011   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

k.....,

Many thanks for getting back to us.

could you give us the link to the test software which Hitachi suggested?

Thanks,
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31 Aug 2011   #17
krappo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
k.....,

Many thanks for getting back to us.

could you give us the link to the test software which Hitachi suggested?

Thanks,
Hi krappo,

Thank you for contacting Hitachi GST Technical Support Centre.

We have a Windows version of our Drive Fitness Test you can use. This software is still in beta stage and doesn't give much information. It would tell you whether the drive pass or fail the tests though.

I've attached the software below. Please rename the file to WinDFTSetUp.msi first then double-click it to install. Please make sure the correct hard drive is selected below you run any test.

Thank you.
Li Hong
#############################################
We support Hard Disk Drives sold through Distribution channel only.
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies



Code:
http://www.filesonic.com/file/1819857264/Hitachi_WinDFTSetUp.msi
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31 Aug 2011   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Many thanks,
karl
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