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Windows 7: need suggestions on new hardisk

15 Feb 2012   #71
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Just as an FYI for everyone. The OP has only a month warranty in the store the drive was bought in. The area in which the device was bought is not covered by a warranty beyond that. That being said, I would recommend running every test possible to make sure the drive is definitely good.


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15 Feb 2012   #72
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

okay.. i see the points there that i should do the extended test and im doing it now... just one question, can i do other things while the tests is run? (e.g. multitasking)
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15 Feb 2012   #73
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

As long as you do not access the drive being tested, that should be fine. If you want to be extra cautious, though, avoid using the system as much as possible during testing to prevent any read/writes to the drive due to Windows. Or set the security for the drive to not allow any Windows access by doing the same setup as you see in my image.
Start Menu -> Computer -> Right Click Drive -> Properties -> Security Tab -> Edit -> Add -> Type SYSTEM into the box -> Click on SYSTEM -> Deny column, Full control -> OK -> Check if yours looks like mine if you click on SYSTEM -> OK

If the drive is meant for SYSTEM access (you have a pagefile or hibernate information on it), then do not restrict SYSTEM access.


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15 Feb 2012   #74
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay.. Thank you.. As for the access.. Im not sure if my D drive is meant for the system.. But there is realplayer that access songs from it and if i download things.. It goes straight to D if that is what u meant.. Guess i just leave the computer untouched for the time being thanks for ur advices and suggestions it really helps!!
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16 Feb 2012   #75
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hi so i run the extended test and phew~~ it passed... so is that showing that its a good drive for now? i really hope it lasts for years to come ...

and there is one thing that concerns me... i have one samsung and one WD now... so as for the samsung... i used the seagate tools as that is what currently used for samsung drives... and this is what i found (attached pic)..

as you can see there are two devices identified with the same... i know its actually one but why it becomes like that? previously before i install WD drive its shown as one only :S


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16 Feb 2012   #76
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I had the same problem on my computer with the Seagate tools. I am not sure why this occurs. Anyone else able to shed some light on this?

Also, your new drive looks ready to go. Enjoy the working drive.
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16 Feb 2012   #77
essenbe

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

I use the seagate tool and have never had that problem. Try using the western Digital diagnostic tool, windig. See if that helps.
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16 Feb 2012   #78
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I use the seagate tool and have never had that problem. Try using the western Digital diagnostic tool, windig. See if that helps.
i used the seagate to diagnose my samsung drive and windig for my WD drive... its kinda weird that i cannot run the short test to my samsung drive as before.. its just as if stuck in the middle.. so i just run chkdsk and it runs perfectly tho... i think i dont have to worry anymore ayt?since i ran it just fine last 3 days..

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Also, your new drive looks ready to go. Enjoy the working drive.
oh yes i am now !!!! thanks to all your helps and suggestions!!
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16 Feb 2012   #79
essenbe

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

You can download the Samsung diagmostic utility, ES Tool, if you need it. Crystal Disk Info is another good tool to have in your toolbox.
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16 Feb 2012   #80
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Running the manufacturers tests are desirable but you can always use Windows Chkdsk. It can be run outside of the command prompt environment if you like.
Computer>Right click partition>properties>Tools> Check now
Top box - a file system check
bottom box - full scan for bad sectors

The tool HDTune (free) will also allow you to do a quick scan that takes minutes and spans the full disk. Of course it is not a full scan.
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