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Windows 7: Is my hard drive faulty/broken?

20 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Is my hard drive faulty/broken?

Windows boots and works fine except for a few occasional blue screens and freezes. But I went to go check out my hard drive today and I noticed a few scorch marks on the chip on the underside. It was on the middle and on the grey metal piece. It was brown a bit. I'm wondering if this may cause problems. I have tried running seatools and it came up with 0 errors.

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20 Jul 2012   #2

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Do you have any idea how long the scorch marks have been there?

In particular, have they been there longer than you have had blue screens?

If the drive passes all Seatools tests and behaves OK in operation, it's difficult to make a case for it being defective.

Have you run a benchmark on the drive?

Barring more info, I'd assume the blue screens and freezes are unrelated.
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20 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'm not sure how long the scorch marks have been there. I just checked it out for the first time today ever since I bought it from somebody last October.
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