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Windows 7: Seagate 5TB Expansion Drive not initialized in MBR or GPT? Drive OK?

03 Aug 2015   #1
Alonzo Poodle

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Seagate 5TB Expansion Drive not initialized in MBR or GPT? Drive OK?

Seagate's website / the manual say the (this one: Desktop-Festplatte Expansion| Seagate) 5TB Expansion Drive is initialized in GPT (Expansion drives switching to GPT) but Windows 7 and dispart (http://i.imgur.com/1JxRAja.png) show it is initialized in MBR / not in GPT (the column under GPT is empty). The item to initialize in / convert to GPT is grayed out (I assume one have to remove the partition first to access that option): http://i.imgur.com/xeqkQmJ.png. And it looks like as if MiniToolPartizionWizard shows it was GPT as well: http://i.imgur.com/PsQfLY8.png

What could that mean? Is the display of Win / diskpart correct?

Is this message correct? DriveInfo shows: S.M.A.R.T. Drive Status: Drive is not OK! The device has detected a threshold exceeded condition! (http://i.imgur.com/5xfPSq9.png). What does that mean? A defect, a problem?
The entire report:
http://i.imgur.com/rySWvIt.png
http://i.imgur.com/qyquxVB.png
http://i.imgur.com/R5bx0s2.png

ChystalDisk shows this, does not appear to look that bad:
http://i.imgur.com/v7TYPhZ.png
and
http://i.imgur.com/z1exc22.png

SeaTools shows this:
http://i.imgur.com/0ulGbCQ.png

HDDscan shows:
http://i.imgur.com/8hlD3pN.png
and
http://i.imgur.com/UMRP2GM.png

What do those items marked with that yellow sign mean:

"Airflow temperature"
and
"HDA Temperatur"
A problem?

What does the display about "Health" mean, 90 %, 92 % (instead of 100 %) appear to mean the state of the drive is not the best (anymore). May be there will occur problems, errors the next time?


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03 Aug 2015   #2
countzero

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

everything is okay. delete the partition, initialize GPT. gute nacht.
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04 Aug 2015   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi Alonzo Poodle,

The screenshot below should enable you determine whether your disk is initialised as a GPT or MBR disk.

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04 Aug 2015   #4
Alonzo Poodle

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Many thanks, countzero.

Quote:
everything is okay.
Well, this message appears to say something different: http://i.imgur.com/5xfPSq9.png

Many thanks again. Gute Nacht.

Hello jumanji,

Many thanks.

So, your screenshot very easily lets conclude that drive really is initialized with MBR.
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04 Aug 2015   #5
countzero

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

seatools is what matters. if a long drive self test says good: it'ts good.
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04 Aug 2015   #6
Alonzo Poodle

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Yes, yes, unfortunately such a test lasts about 3 days or longer.
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04 Aug 2015   #7
countzero

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

on a usb3 port?
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04 Aug 2015   #8
Alonzo Poodle

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

No, USB 2.0
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04 Aug 2015   #9
countzero

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

that's the reason. time factor 5-6.
don't worry.
maybe run chkdsk once a week for a month, then forget about it.
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04 Aug 2015   #10
Alonzo Poodle

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Many thanks, countzero,

So that time factor is the reason, good to know.

Alright, that's a very good idea, or run it twice a month for a year, then forget.

Many thanks again.
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