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Windows 7: Bad Hard Drive warning

27 May 2016   #11
alphaniner

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux
 
 

SATA II was introduced in 2004, so it's unlikely your system is SATA I. PATA (Parallel ATA) is just a retroactive name for ATA/IDE supposedly to avoid confusion with SATA (Serial ATA).

In a very simplistic sense, SCSI was the enterprise/high-end alternative to ATA. Similarly, SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) is the enterprise alternative to SATA. But unlike with PATA & SCSI, SATA devices can be connected to SAS controllers.

Now I'll put my inner storage geek away and share something that may actually be relevant to your interests: until recently, SATA controllers defaulted to Compatible mode (aka Legacy mode, IDE mode, etc) for OS support reasons. SATA native mode is called AHCI, and you want your controller in AHCI mode if at all possible. In particular, SATA features like hot-plugging, NCQ (improves HDD performance), and TRIM (extends SSD life) don't work in Compatible mode.


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28 May 2016   #12
Aperture

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I got a screen shot.

Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks


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29 May 2016   #13
Aperture

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Any advice on the screen shot?

I hope it came through.
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29 May 2016   #14
Arc

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Replace the disk as soon as possible.
If the indicator is yellow, you have a time to deal with; but now you dont have.
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29 May 2016   #15
Aperture

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks all for your help.

I Downloaded the Macrium and did the cloning. Macrium 6, the latest, does not offer cloning, only copying files. So I got that and put everything on a 1T WD hard drive.
Computer seems to be doing just fine.
Ran all the tests and everything is fine.

I haven't tried to launch Pro Tools 8, don't have the guts to see a potential error message...lol
Will do so tomorrow. Just don't want to have to dig up a RAID driver from 2009.....lol

Thanks again fellas for saving my a** on this one.
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30 May 2016   #16
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aperture View Post
Thanks all for your help.

I Downloaded the Macrium and did the cloning. Macrium 6, the latest, does not offer cloning, only copying files. So I got that and put everything on a 1T WD hard drive.
Computer seems to be doing just fine.
Ran all the tests and everything is fine.

I haven't tried to launch Pro Tools 8, don't have the guts to see a potential error message...lol
Will do so tomorrow. Just don't want to have to dig up a RAID driver from 2009.....lol

Thanks again fellas for saving my a** on this one.
Macrium Reflect 6 free does support cloning however, it's possible that disk errors on your old drive may have blocked cloning. If that is that case, you should make an image of your drive for restoration to your new drive. You will need to make a restoration CD or USB stick to restore an image (that can be done with Macrium Reflect).

If there were any System files (OS and/or programs) on the bad drive, just copying them over to another drive won't work. You have to either clone or image and restore them.
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30 May 2016   #17
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Better to not copy/clone the OS from a failing disk. Start afresh with a new disk.
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