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Windows 7: 4000 Bad Sectors, Seagate Barracuda 1TB

25 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
4000 Bad Sectors, Seagate Barracuda 1TB

My hard drive has been making sort of scratching sound recently, like if you had some dirt or something in the HD.

I started HD sentinel and this is the report
http://i.imgur.com/e4vN7Rk.jpg

I take it my drive is failing?
422 days does not seem a lot.

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25 Apr 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP in VM)
 
 

I think I would run SeaTools, Seagate's diagnostic program. If it were me I would already be backing up my personal data. If that report is correct, it seems your drive is failing or has failed just hasn't realized it yet.
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25 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am sorry to say, but if that report is accurate, your hard drive is on its last legs and should be replaced. I don't think a low level format would even help at this stage
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25 Apr 2013   #4

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25 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Call Seagate, they might replace it. Couldn`t hurt to try.
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25 Apr 2013   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Call Seagate, they might replace it. Couldn`t hurt to try.
Do this, after backing up to some different drive. They have a 2 year warranty now but maybe your was purchased under their former policy, 5 years maybe. They could tell you based on the drive's serial number.
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26 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

My drive is out of warranty
I've ordered a western digital black caviar 1Tb as a replacement should be coming tomorrow

heres my CrystalDiskInfo
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26 Apr 2013   #8

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Ah, now we see the "Bad"
Let us know how things are after the replacement
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