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Windows 7: Chkdsk reports bad sectors/Seatools for Dos (Legacy) Passes Long Test

03 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
Chkdsk reports bad sectors/Seatools for Dos (Legacy) Passes Long Test

Hello all,

I'm having trouble understanding why I am receiving conflicting results from ChkDsk and SeaTools for Dos. If it makes a difference I have a lenovo y580 ideapad laptop which has both a 32gb ssd and a 1tb hdd. There is some proprietary software called, rapiddrive which virtually combines the hdd and ssd as one drive. When looking at diskmgmt.msc I only see disk 0(the ssd showing 900+gb) but disk 1(has not info). This has to be because the rapiddrive, imo.

My drive passes short and long tests for seatools for dos. But when I ran ChkDsk it's reporting about 224 million bad sectors out of ~225 million total sectors.

My c: drive shrunk from 917gb to 824mbs after running chkdsk.

I was thinking software corruption was the reason and ran a clean function from cmd prompt at boot and then reinstalled windows from my factory recovery disks in an attempt to rule our software corruption, then ran chkdsk again and chkdsk is still reporting roughly the same or more sectors as bad.

Is seatools wrong and my drive is truely failing? I'm just confused why seatools would pass the drive for the long test when chkdsk, in my opinion is failing the drive by reporting so many bad errors.

Any help is appreciated. My apologies if this should be in a different section of the forum.



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03 Aug 2014   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I've seen occasional complaints that chkdsk is not always reliable and safe.

I'm assuming this is a Seagate drive, in which case I'd tend to trust Seagate's own tool.

I might try to verify the Seagate tool's results by running another HD manufacturer's tests. I think the Hitachi testing tool is supposed to work OK on all brands.

It may be that chkdsk is not up to snuff on hybrid drives and/or that "rapiddrive". Have you googled for any possibility of that?

Any indication of poor performance by the drive?

Any clues from Seagate support or possibly from Seagate forums?
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