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Windows 7: Is My HDD failing

28 Aug 2011   #1
krappo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Is My HDD failing

Is My HDD failing Hello All,
2 days ago i installed a new Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB 7200RPM,
Im using it solely for playing all my loss less music.
Its seems to be chugging along nicely until i ran Ashampoo HDD control 2 to see how things are with all my drives and what it tells me is not good, I think.
Would appreciate any feed back.
I went to the hitachi site to download their tools to diag the HDD but it wont work with a 3TB HDD, a bit silly.




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29 Aug 2011   #2
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello krappo,
If the Hitachi tool does not support your drive I am willing to bet that the Ashampoo HDD control doesn't either. I cannot give you anything concrete either way but my instincts tell me that you should take these readings with a pinch of salt and not let them make you worry unnecessarily.
PS I would suggest making an image of your drive in case the worst happens and if it does, you have nothing to worry about as the drive is under warranty.
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29 Aug 2011   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Dont want to alarm you Krappo, but the three SMART attributes marked in red in the snip are all related to mechanical problems. If Ashampoo is telling the truth, there may be some issue with the motor or bearings or suchlike with that disk. No harm in having a chat with Hitachi folks or asking in the community forums whether other people had similar experiences. Also request Hitachi to link you to the diag tool for your disk.
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29 Aug 2011   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

kruddo,

Is that 3 TB dirve partitioned?
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29 Aug 2011   #5
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
kruddo,

Is that 3 TB dirve partitioned?
Along with what Karl said you may wanna change the drive to a GPT disk since the largest disk windows 7 can see is a 2tb drive for a Master Boot Record drive anything over that then it starts having issue's that's why a Globally Unique Identifer Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk would be a good choice or partition the drive so that you don't have partitions over 2tb. Also all the suggestions above should be done.

Regards

Seth
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29 Aug 2011   #6
krappo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seth500 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
kruddo,

Is that 3 TB dirve partitioned?
Along with what Karl said you may wanna change the drive to a GPT disk since the largest disk windows 7 can see is a 2tb drive for a Master Boot Record drive anything over that then it starts having issue's that's why a Globally Unique Identifer Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk would be a good choice or partition the drive so that you don't have partitions over 2tb. Also all the suggestions above should be done.

Regards

Seth
Thanks Karl and Seth,
Its not partitioned and its already a GPT disc.
Any other suggestions as what to do

Again, Many Thanks for all your help
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29 Aug 2011   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Contact the manufacturer.

Here's what I would do if the disk were mine.

Save off anything on there that I treasured.

Use DiskPart to convert the disk back.

Use DiskPart to partition and to format the Disk.

No Partitions bigger than 1 GB. (have you ever seen how long it takes to chkdsk or defrag a disk of that size? 1 GB is my practical limit.

Stop using 3rd party super duper smart reporters. Use the software from the manufacturer.
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29 Aug 2011   #8
krappo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Contact the manufacturer.

Here's what I would do if the disk were mine.

Save off anything on there that I treasured.

Use DiskPart to convert the disk back.

Use DiskPart to partition and to format the Disk.

No Partitions bigger than 1 GB. (have you ever seen how long it takes to chkdsk or defrag a disk of that size? 1 GB is my practical limit.

Stop using 3rd party super duper smart reporters. Use the software from the manufacturer.
Ok will do this over the weekend, But the current software from the manufacturer doesn't support 3gb HDD.

Many Many Thanks again
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31 Aug 2011   #9
krappo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krappo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Contact the manufacturer.

Here's what I would do if the disk were mine.

Save off anything on there that I treasured.

Use DiskPart to convert the disk back.

Use DiskPart to partition and to format the Disk.

No Partitions bigger than 1 GB. (have you ever seen how long it takes to chkdsk or defrag a disk of that size? 1 GB is my practical limit.

Stop using 3rd party super duper smart reporters. Use the software from the manufacturer.
Ok will do this over the weekend, But the current software from the manufacturer doesn't support 3gb HDD.

Many Many Thanks again
Ok, went to use diskpart and succesfully removed GPT but am having troubles making 3 equal or close to it partitions
In disk management it sees the disk as 2048 unallocated and 746 unallocated.
Doing something wrong or not right, Any help will be much appreciated
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31 Aug 2011   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

K.....
Probably not doing anything wrong.

But to make sure.

run CMD.EXE as administrator
enter following commands:
Diskpart (to run diskpart)
List DISK (to see disk numbers assigned by diskpart)
Select DISK n (where n is the numeral assigned to the 3 TB Disk)
Detail DISK (just to make sure you didn't goof)
CLEAN (this will have the effect of erasing all partitioning info).
create partition primary size=1024000 (this will create a 1 TB partition)
create partition primary size=1024000 (will create a 2nd 1TB partition )
create partition primary (will create a partition using up the rest of the space on the disk)

Exit (to exit diskpart)
Exit (to exit the command shell.
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