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Windows 7: W7 system: suddenly long boots and periods of ultra slow performance

20 Nov 2012   #11

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rhodesengr View Post
I am still curious why replacing the bad files did not fix the bad files. Shouldn't replacing them have fixed them?
There is no answer to that question other than if Windows wrote the files to the exact same location then they would be corrupted as the hard drive must have bad sectors at the write location. Sort of like and MP3 file with a chunk of the music missing or a scratched CD / DVD. How did you 292 days use on it in a month ?

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21 Nov 2012   #12

W7 pro at home, W7 Enterprise at work
 
 

[QUOTE=Indianatone;2186883 How did you 292 days use on it in a month ?[/QUOTE]

The exact question I asked at my local PC shop when I brought it in this morning. They mumbled something about the manufacturer sometimes does that. This shop has been good over the years but the original HD crashed and now the replacement so I am starting to wonder.

I have two brand new 3TB Seagates i was going to put in an NAS chasis so I though about just using one of them. But the drive was so new I figured i should the shop a chance to make good. I have worked with them for over ten years.

Thanks for all your help.
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21 Nov 2012   #13

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
 
 

Thats why i stopped using WD drives, the quality sucks these days for their non entreprise/black model disks.
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21 Nov 2012   #14

W7 pro at home, W7 Enterprise at work
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OldMX View Post
Thats why i stopped using WD drives, the quality sucks these days for their non entreprise/black model disks.
Which brand/model do you recommend. I could really use some advice. I don't really follow the HD market much.

What do you think about Seagate ST3000DM001? This is what I bought to stick in my Synology DiskStation. I have two of them new and unopened.

I don't need to be cheap about it. I am willing to spend more (within reason) for a reliable drive.
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21 Nov 2012   #15

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well it look like Indianatone has got you going down the right road. If the place you bought the hard drive doesn't give you a very good reason for the time on your new hard drive I would suggest doing business some where else. If the manufacture did pull that hard drive for random quality checks they would not of put that kind of time on it and then package it for sale. I would also be concerned about the two new drives if you got them from the same shop. I too have been using a computer shop for many years and did have a problem. Working with one of the owners we nailed it down to one employee which no longer has a job there. I still use the same shop without any more problems.
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21 Nov 2012   #16

W7 pro at home, W7 Enterprise at work
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I would also be concerned about the two new drives if you got them from the same shop.
The 3TB Seagates I ordered from Amazon.

The shop just called and they are putting in an ST500DM002. They gave me a choice of that Seagate or another WD.
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21 Nov 2012   #17

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rhodesengr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I would also be concerned about the two new drives if you got them from the same shop.
The 3TB Seagates I ordered from Amazon.

The shop just called and they are putting in an ST500DM002. They gave me a choice of that Seagate or another WD.
Glad to help, I have used both WD and Seagate over the years. I go for Seagate at the moment but really hard drives just fail. Sometimes shipping damage sometimes just a bad batch. I think it is best to read reviews and always have several back ups and ask questions on a forum like this. I am sure others will post or you could start another thread asking about hard drives?
Hopefully I can get an SSD when costs come down a little more seeing as I am disabled and no longer working.
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21 Nov 2012   #18

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rhodesengr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OldMX View Post
Thats why i stopped using WD drives, the quality sucks these days for their non entreprise/black model disks.
Which brand/model do you recommend. I could really use some advice. I don't really follow the HD market much.

What do you think about Seagate ST3000DM001? This is what I bought to stick in my Synology DiskStation. I have two of them new and unopened.

I don't need to be cheap about it. I am willing to spend more (within reason) for a reliable drive.
Seagate all the way brother, i went from WD to full Seagate in all my computers (4x2disks each) and dont regret at all.
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22 Nov 2012   #19

7 32bit
 
 

Isn't WD now the same company as Seagate ? From my experience . I had a 500 GB WD drive that failed and a Seagate drive which burned the Sata cable and blowed a TVS Diode. I attached a fan plate beneath the drive which I think messed it up(EMI). I read on the internet that hard drives actually perform better at higher temperatures and dont need extra cooling so dont bother with them stupid fan plates.

I would recommend Samsung Drives as I have never had a problem with them over many years use. I think thats why Sky put them in all their Sat Video boxes. However, If you get a WD drive you can maybe get Acronis backup WD edition for free which enables you to mount and run backup images.
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22 Nov 2012   #20

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by optizap View Post
Isn't WD now the same company as Seagate ? From my experience . I had a 500 GB WD drive that failed and a Seagate drive which burned the Sata cable and blowed a TVS Diode. I attached a fan plate beneath the drive which I think messed it up(EMI). I read on the internet that hard drives actually perform better at higher temperatures and dont need extra cooling so dont bother with them stupid fan plates.

I would recommend Samsung Drives as I have never had a problem with them over many years use. I think thats why Sky put them in all their Sat Video boxes. However, If you get a WD drive you can maybe get Acronis backup WD edition for free which enables you to mount and run backup images.
No it is Western Digital, Hitachi and Seagate the main platers, I mean players. Seagate makes Samsung drives. The drives in DVR's are different to drives in PC's. The are more error tolerant for video and usually run 24/ 7. They may be more costly but they are designed for video and constant use. This is why you think they are better. I have a couple of WD and Seagate drives from DVR's that are still going strong after 10 years.
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