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Time for a new HDD?

Aquinus

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I never had a hard drive failure yet. Usually the mb or cpu gives out first. At least you got to back your files already.
Really? This is my last HDD failure.
WD Hard Drive - Bad motor - YouTube

Clearly an animal or something got stuck in there. :roll:
Believe it or not, it did start to spin up normally again but a long SMART test gave me a particular LBA that it was failing on so I sent it back with a print out of the SMART failure. Got the drive back in 6 business days from the day I sent it out.
 
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Really? This is my last HDD failure.
WD Hard Drive - Bad motor - YouTube

Clearly an animal or something got stuck in there. :roll:
Believe it or not, it did start to spin up normally again but a long SMART test gave me a particular LBA that it was failing on so I sent it back with a print out of the SMART failure. Got the drive back in 6 business days from the day I sent it out.
That sound was hilarious :laugh:

Anyway, I bought the Seagate drive I was talking about - it's working superb.

I plugged the Samsung drive back to my controller a few days ago and ran benchmarks again - with same results.
Today I was checking the Seagate for SMART errors again and ran the benchmark on the Samsung again with this result:


WTF is going on here, the seeks are almost normal now (a few spikes here and there but nothing close as it previously was), compared to the last benchmark run:
 
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#28
Download Hiren's Boot CD, and run HDAT, it will check and repair all bad sectors on a HDD, but be prepared for it to take a while. Spinpoint F3's are good drives, if HDAT and Seatools will run and possibly fix em, give it a go.
Good advice. HDAT didn;t work for me though, I used Vivard and HDD regenerator to fix my bad sectors. I had a bunch and the drive was totally dead.

Since fixing it, i have been using it for about 3 or 4 months with no problems.
 
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Ok so after a few days of waiting if the drive will totally fail....the drive decided to work normal :laugh:

There are no new read errors and the performance is back as it was when I first bought it.
I'm really clueless of what was going on, I'm 100% sure it wasn't the cable since I'm running the new drive plugged into it with no issues.
It's not the southbridge either because I was still getting read errors when I plugged the drive on my controller :shadedshu