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Windows 7: Chkdsk question

19 May 2015   #1
PSCO2007

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Chkdsk question

I got a pop-up on screen yesterday that said the drive had been disconnected.

I re-booted and the drive was there and operating normally.

I ran a Chkdsk over-night and it said "No problems".

I ran a Seagate Tools(Long Generic test) and it said failed.

I opened Acronis Drive Monitor and it said it was at 62 percent - reallocated sectors at 36/100.

This is a backup hdd and I also have info(my dvds) on a 3rd drive, so I'm not concerned, just curious about different results.

I just called Seagate to see if it was still under warranty - expired.





Thanks,

Paul


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19 May 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Get your data off, chuck it in the trash.
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19 May 2015   #3
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Yeah that drive's on its way out. Get it replaced.
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21 May 2015   #4
essenbe

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Yeah that drive's on its way out. Get it replaced.
The purpose of Seatools is to determine if the drive is healthy or not. It told you it failed the test, meaning the drive is dying. Back up your data now and replace the drive.
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21 May 2015   #5
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

As i ready said, this drive is already backed up on two other drives.

My question was why chkdsk would run for five hours and tell me everything is perfect, as does Speccy as well as showing healthy in discmgmt.

I've Run Seatools in the past and gotten PASS ,only to have the drive fail the next day.

It seems that there is no definitive test and you're really in the dark with regard to reliability of any hdd
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21 May 2015   #6
essenbe

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

That's pretty much tru of any test. There is no hardware test that is 100% accurate every time. But we recommend the best tests with the best accuracy that we are aware of. We just have to trust the tests and we will be correct, most of the time. That's the best we have.
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