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The Knife in your Back
Dec 8, 2008
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Duluth, Minnesota
System Name My Comp | Fiancees Comp
Processor i7 5820k @ 4.6Ghz 1.285v| i5 2500k
Motherboard MSI x99 SLI Plus | AsRock Z77 Pro 3
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Memory 16GB DDR4 2400 @ 2666 | 12GB DDR3 1600
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Benchmark Scores 3D Mark - Fire Strike Extreme - 4403
Just bought a 2TB Samsung HDD, and I formatted it and assigned it a drive letter, then dropped info on it. But now it seems to be getting errors, when I start windows it says "3rd Master Hard Disk: S.M.A.R.T. Status BAD"

I am once again formatting it and will see this after noon, but this is a new HDD and I never seen this error, so a bit confusing, anyone got some tips?


New Member
Jul 28, 2007
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Processor Intel Core2Duo e8400 @ 3.6ghz
Motherboard Asus P5Q Pro w/ mBios
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Software Windows 7 x64
Could be a bad one in the batch. I would read up the SMART info (HD tune is a good program for that) and if they are bad, then rma it.


Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Sep 6, 2009
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yea i got a seagate 1.5tb drive brand new and no more than a week the smart status was bad and it started doing the slow clicks so it went back to seagate just to get another one that the platter motor died in 2 months. I will probly only use western digital from now on.