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Windows 7: Hard Drive Advise

12 Apr 2011   #31
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

That would be a lot more interesting if it wasn't Seagate. Despite the part that you annotated in the screenshot about it also being for desktops, everything that I found on your other links only speaks of laptops. I suppose that with the small dimensions, you could just tape it in place inside of a desktop, like some have done with SSDs, but that doesn't appeal much to me.


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13 Apr 2011   #32
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I realize the mistake "7200.11" has been worth more than all the rest ... I respect your position. I hope I have helped in some way. Good luck in your search!
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13 Apr 2011   #33
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

As Morton would say, when it rains it pours, and it seems that as far as hard drives are concerned, I'm in the monsoon season. It appears that my old 80GB Maxtor is headed for hard drive heaven. When I tried to boot into SUSE, which I just installed on it a couple days ago, it returned a disk read error. So I booted back into Windows and ran HD Tune on it, but it declared it clean as far as the benchmark and error scan. For some reason, it wouldn't read the SMART data on any of my drives, so I upgraded the version and tried again with the same results.

I then ran Crystal Disk Info, and it says that there are reallocated sectors, which I believe means bad sectors, which conflicts with HD Tune. Which is more reliable?


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14 Apr 2011   #34
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
As Morton would say, when it rains it pours, and it seems that as far as hard drives are concerned, I'm in the monsoon season. It appears that my old 80GB Maxtor is headed for hard drive heaven. When I tried to boot into SUSE, which I just installed on it a couple days ago, it returned a disk read error. So I booted back into Windows and ran HD Tune on it, but it declared it clean as far as the benchmark and error scan. For some reason, it wouldn't read the SMART data on any of my drives, so I upgraded the version and tried again with the same results.

I then ran Crystal Disk Info, and it says that there are reallocated sectors, which I believe means bad sectors, which conflicts with HD Tune. Which is more reliable?
I suggest you use the Seatools to be sure of the diagnosis.
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14 Apr 2011   #35
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I will try that, but I doubt that it will work, considering what I've Googled on the problem:

Solution for "A disk read error occurred." - Hard-Disks - Storage

His solution is not viable for me, because being that the drive is a SATA, I can't alter whether it is a master or slave, it's not a Windows system, and I don't want to clone SUSE to another location. It's unclear to me as to the expertise of the writer, but he certainly sounds like he knows what he is doing.
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16 Apr 2011   #36
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I will try that, but I doubt that it will work, considering what I've Googled on the problem:

Solution for "A disk read error occurred." - Hard-Disks - Storage

His solution is not viable for me, because being that the drive is a SATA, I can't alter whether it is a master or slave, it's not a Windows system, and I don't want to clone SUSE to another location. It's unclear to me as to the expertise of the writer, but he certainly sounds like he knows what he is doing.
Do not be so pessimistic! Since I had that problem with a Samsung HDD, I used its tool and it solved the problem. That's why I told you to do the same.
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