Problems with CHKDSK - External Drive

  1. IPW
    Posts : 3
    Win 7 Pro 64 Bit

    Problems with CHKDSK - External Drive

    Hi, (Sorry if this is wrong Forum - can't seem to find suitable one :-()

    I have an empty 120GB SATA Hard Drive that showed some problems when checking with Chrystaldisc (CAUTION). I am running it as as external on a USB.

    I reformatted it, then in CHKDSK ran:
    'Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors'.

    I started that 16 hours ago and the bar scale only looks about 15% completed. (about 1,500,000 clusters).

    I have an i7 2600 with lots of ram.
    Can anyone tell me if this rate of progress is normal and, if not, any advice?

    Thank you
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  2. Posts : 6,285
    Windows 10 Pro X64

    My advise is to replace the drive ar at least never put anything on it you are not willing to lose.
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  3. Posts : 4,161
    Windows 7 Pro-x64

    Check disk repair runs are extremely slow on USB connected drives. Personally, I wouldn't run chkdsk on a USB drive. Use the maker's utilities if available. If that wasn't available, I'd temporarily plug it into a motherboard port.
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