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  1. Now I'm trying to find another empty drive to test with the eclosure controller. I could also transfer the contents of the 1TB drive to the 3TB drive in it's enclosure, connected via USB, and then test the 1TB drive in the enclosure... but this will take some time since the 1TB drive also has an old OS installed on one partition, which i haven't use for some time but i still have to boot and save some program data from there... I guess this odd partitioning of the 3TB drive is some kind of workaround for the 2.2TB+ problem or is needed to support Samsung's software features that came preloaded on the drive, i'll post a screenshot for you: As you can see they provide some security features(SecretZone) and back-up scheduler (AutoBackup) also a Disk manager where i can format the drive and change the file system. I don't like to use custom software like this but maybe for this product it would be better...
  2. Hello friends! Recenttly I've bougt an external USB 3.0 HDD - Samsung 3TB D3 Station (model: STSHX-D301TDB). This device has a 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001 (Barracuda 7200.14 series) inside. Because I don't need so much storage space on an external drive i want to swap the HDD inside with a 1TB from my desktop and install the 3TB drive inside my desktop, where it's needed and it's more secure. I found this step by step guide for the disassembly of the external drive, and i managed to remove the HDD from the plastic case without any damage to the case, so I still can reassemble the drive in case of waranty issues . So far so good, but after I installed the 3TB HDD inside my computer over SATA 3, I found that the System doesn't recognize the format on the drive and I get a notification that the dive is unformatted and I need to format the drive. And this is how it looks in Disk Management: It seems like there is a special formatting on the drive (I guess related to the 2.2+TB drive problem and GPT paritioning???) that it's SATA 3 to USB controller is also meant to understand and manage... but I don't have enough knowledge to understand what happens behind the scenes.... If I replace the HDD in it's case and use it's SATA 3 to USB 3.0 controller and connect it over usb, I get access to the entire storage space ~2,72TB, and I can see the data stored on it: My biggest concern is what would happen if I install a different HDD (1TB) in this external drive case? I don't want to lose data. Will that controller mess with the partitions of the smaller drive? It's not a problem to format the 3TB drive to use it in the desktop pc, because I havent't stored any data on it, besides it's 500MB of preloaded software. But will it be possible then to acces it using the sata to usb controller if i want to restore the drive back in it's original case?
  3. Hi Kevin! I kept testnig and i think i found some solid evindence that the drive is not ok: If Seagate software says it fails the test then i think i should RMA it
  4. Sorry for posting an unfinished question but i find it verry difficult to use this forum ( the message editor menu doesn't work, i can't use the Link or Image buttons, can't paste text in IE11,can't change font color or size after i write the text...) I also get this error on most threads: The website cannot display the page HTTP 500 Most likely causes: The website is under maintenance. The website has a programming error. Are you encontering some temporary problems with this forum or it's always this difficult tuowork with it? Hi guys! I just bought a 2TB Seagate external HDD(model no: STBV2000200) After a few excellent results in some benchmarks i got this message "HD Tune Pro I/O Error! Test Aborted" when i tryed the "File benchmark" more precisely the Block size measurement from HD Tune Pro: Then i tried the Random Acces test from HD Tune and, after running the first three transfer sizes it stopped, giving the same error. So, realising i was using an old version of HD Tune (4.6), i upgraded it to the latest version(5.5) and this random acces test worked fine, but the file benchmark is still giving the same error as you can see in this picture the Random Acces test now( in version 5.5) skips the 512 bytes transfer size ..... So... i don't know if Atto disk mark is the same as File benchmark in HD Tune , but because it seems similar to me, i tried it... and as you see, this software is notifying me that transfer size is less than the disk sector size so.... the test auto adjusts to start from 4KB instead of 512B then it runs without any issues and i think the results are very good considering this is an USB 3.0 not an eSATA drive, so it has a built-in SATA to USB 3.0 adapter that could slow things down...: Going back to the error message (I/O error) i thought it might be a good idea to test with IOmeter and if this test fails maybe the drive has some problems. This is some interesting information from IOmeter: this message appears if i try testing with a 512B access specification, but if i test with 4K or more the test works fine Please tell me if i'm wrong or confirm this: Is the error in HD Tune "File Benchmark" caused because this drive is formatted using 4K sector size and the test wants to start from 512B, not being able to auto adjust like ATTO, and giving a generic error message instead of a more explicit one like IOmeter or even ATTO does when trying to test starting from 512B tranfer sizes? Also, Why has the Raw Read Error Rate such a big value here? This is a new HDD, and though the Status column says "OK" my internal drives have very low values for this parameter (one has 2 and an other 7), but strangely, my SSD has a high value as well for this parameter. Here are some other tests that look good: