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Windows 7: Seagate and the click of death

22 May 2012   #21
FaberTech

Windows 7 x64 / Windows Server 2008 / Linux (Redhat & Deb distros) / OS X / More
 
 

The thing that always sucks about hard drive problems, is it takes forever to run diagnostics.


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22 May 2012   #22
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

True! Long diagnostics take ages on big drives.

I've decided my next purchase will be a 128GB SSD. Going to migrate the OS to that and keep my personal data on the HDD. No defragmenting and no long diagnostics to worry about.
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22 May 2012   #23
FaberTech

Windows 7 x64 / Windows Server 2008 / Linux (Redhat & Deb distros) / OS X / More
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Burdus32 View Post
True! Long diagnostics take ages on big drives.

I've decided my next purchase will be a 128GB SSD. Going to migrate the OS to that and keep my personal data on the HDD. No defragmenting and no long diagnostics to worry about.
Moving from a hard drive to a solid state poses problems... You might want to just reinstall. There are ways to successfully migrate, but if its such a complication, you might as well have a fresh start. That way you know everything is perfect I also heard AHCI is better for SSDs than IDE int the bios settings, but changing from IDE to AHCI will cause your system not to boot if its configured for IDE
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22 May 2012   #24
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

Paragon do a good Migrate to SSD program which apparently works well. I'll give that a go first. If it turns out to be a disaster then I'll just go for a full reinstall. Nothing ventured, nothing gained! :)
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22 May 2012   #25
FaberTech

Windows 7 x64 / Windows Server 2008 / Linux (Redhat & Deb distros) / OS X / More
 
 

No harm no...


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22 May 2012   #26
FaberTech

Windows 7 x64 / Windows Server 2008 / Linux (Redhat & Deb distros) / OS X / More
 
 

haha looking at it now, all i can see is no harm, no chicken, No boundaries

but you get the idea
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22 May 2012   #27
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

Yeah I knew what you meant!
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22 May 2012   #28
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

Let me know how the diagnostics go and if you have any luck with Seagate?
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22 May 2012   #29
FaberTech

Windows 7 x64 / Windows Server 2008 / Linux (Redhat & Deb distros) / OS X / More
 
 

Well, Ill post an update when something changes... Its still doing a Full Erase
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22 May 2012   #30
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

OK, I'll have a look again later.
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