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Windows 7: need suggestions on new hardisk

14 Feb 2012   #61
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Given the amount of time since checking this thread - what is the status of the format?


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14 Feb 2012   #62
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

its 87% now.. so i think i'll just wait ryte? it will over by the time i woke up tomorrow i presume
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15 Feb 2012   #63
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello so i transfer all my files into this new hardisk, run diagnostic SMART and short test (both passed) and run checkdisk and perfect finish.. Is this shows that this drive is running fine for now? Or should i run the extended test from WD a well?
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15 Feb 2012   #64
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eviliony View Post
Hello so i transfer all my files into this new hardisk, run diagnostic SMART and short test (both passed) and run checkdisk and perfect finish.. Is this shows that this drive is running fine for now? Or should i run the extended test from WD a well?
I would not take the time to do the WD extended test personally.

If you are the type of person who worries a lot, then go ahead and run it if it will relieve your worries.
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15 Feb 2012   #65
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

LoL so do u think that the previous tests incl chkdsk that i ran already sufficient? If thAts what u meant then i dont hv to do the extnded as well.. I never been worried like this bfore until the hardisk died on me.. Haha
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15 Feb 2012   #66
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eviliony View Post
LoL so do u think that the previous tests incl chkdsk that i ran already sufficient? If thAts what u meant then i dont hv to do the extnded as well.. I never been worried like this bfore until the hardisk died on me.. Haha
99 people out of 100 do not do ANY of those tests you have done.

Most people just install the new drive, format it, and put their data on it.

The fact is the drive could die tomorrow whether you test it or not.

Do what makes you worry less.
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15 Feb 2012   #67
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Personally, if you have already run ckeckdisk, and Western Digital's SMART Test and short diagnostic passes,I would not worry about the extended test. Just enjoy the drive. It's a fact of life, hard disks do die. Sometimes for no apparent reason.
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15 Feb 2012   #68
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay since u guys said that i wont hv to worry about extnded test unless its necessary thanks!!
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15 Feb 2012   #69
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

My personal preference would be to run the full test if you have the time. Having said this I have never had a full bad block scan fail on over 10 WD and Seagate drives.
I'm cautious and given the ridiculous prices of HDDs I'll continue to full test.
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15 Feb 2012   #70
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eviliony View Post
Okay since u guys said that i wont hv to worry about extnded test unless its necessary thanks!!
One thing you need to do is back up your data. Even if the HD fails in the future, you will have your data and can restore it in a short amount of time and you are up and running.
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