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Windows 7: need suggestions on new hardisk

08 Feb 2012   #51
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wow thanku so much for all the advices and explanations i get it now ((Happy))


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08 Feb 2012   #52
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
The 7200.11 were problematic, but the 7200.12 seemed to correct those problems.
It was a certain build period defined by the serial numbers, any of them outside those specific serial numbers are working just fine, I have a 7200.11 as a primary HDD in one of my computers and have had good performance with it for three years.

Firmware Update for Seagate 7200.11
This was around Jan '09.


Some of the new hard drives are SATA revision 3.0 (SATA 6 Gbit/s) and can't reach SATA revision 2.0 speeds.
I bought a new HDD, just before the price increase, and recently discovered it is a SATA 6 Gbit/s model. Can't say that I notice any difference in performance.
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09 Feb 2012   #53
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
I bought a new HDD, just before the price increase, and recently discovered it is a SATA 6 Gbit/s model. Can't say that I notice any difference in performance.
So did I and you won't notice any difference. But then given backward compatibility (3Gb/s should work in a 6Gb/s port) I fail to see the point unless it is an assurance of backward compatibility.
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13 Feb 2012   #54
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi.. So i followed u guys advices and bought myself the WD 2TB caviar black..

I do full-format for its first use and stupid me that i connect it using hdd adapter and usb 2.0..

The format process so slow.. I guess theres no turning back now ryte since its been running 20% and i dont want to risk by cancelling it so i just might better off wait tho its gonna take a very loonngg time

But its still gonna run fine ryte whether i format it using sata or adapter? Its only the time taken that differs ryte? Afraid that i might risk the disk.. Im getting paranoid now lol
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13 Feb 2012   #55
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

A "quick format" takes only seconds. A "full format" will take several hours. I never heard of a problem in cancelling an in-progress full format, but it's your choice.
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13 Feb 2012   #56
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I'd just let it run.
Furthermore for a new HDD I'd be even more patient and run a full scan for bad blocks (~ 4 hours for 2TB depending on PC). Given the price of HDDs now if I get bad blocks, the HDD gets returned.
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13 Feb 2012   #57
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay great thNks a lot...!!
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13 Feb 2012   #58
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

and i have been running the full format for almost 12 hours and it is so slow that it is now with 33% ... lol i should hv known that using the adapter will slow the process... now im just gonna wait :sigh:

so after its been formatted i wiill run the chkdsk on it?
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13 Feb 2012   #59
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

That is too long.
I suggest you stop it and do
(1) Disk Clean (NOT Clean all)
(2) a quick format. Set disk primary NTFS.
(3) file system check (should be minutes)
(4) a scan for bad blocks. Now this will take time but you will get progress feedback.

If these processes are confusing to you get back.
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14 Feb 2012   #60
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

okay... im formatting it via disk management and i dont know how to stop it.. there is no button or anything for me to click and yes it is too long... now it on 46% ...

secondly what do u mean by disk clean? the HDD is still new..

and a system check? is it scan disk? as well as step no.4?
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