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    New Seagate HDD but health status low

    Yeh i think thats probably the best way to go about. I still have a 9 year old seagate 10gb hdd in my other computer. Still works good tho, wonder what values that will report...
  2. Enemy of the State

    New Seagate HDD but health status low

    Yeah after reading some old posts on here, i got that impression too. Thanks for posting and confirming for me though . I got the bad sector sorted few days ago. The reason for a late reply is because i reinstalled windows and am now having soundcard stuttering issues (doh!) which ive been desperately trying to fix while installing my software back on. Anyway, what i did was i left all the partitions intact and just used the format option from the windows xp setup, and reinstalled windows after that. That got rid of the bad sector. I used chkdsk by connecting it to a separate machine as slave too, to verify it was gone. Not sure why it disappeared, i thought it was a hardware thing?
  3. Enemy of the State

    New Seagate HDD but health status low

    I sent seagate an email telling them about this, and they wanted me to scan the drive using seatools and send them the log. Does sea tools scan for bad sectors? I didnt see any mention of bad sectors in the log. Anyway, this is what i got: SeaTools Desktop v3.02.03 Copyright © 2005 Kroll Ontrack Inc. 7/6/2005 @ 4:05 PM The following information has been generated by SeaTools Desktop. Use this information to help you recognize and resolve potential data access problems. System Information: BIOS Date 04/02/03 Conventional Memory size 639 K Extended Memory size 58532 K IO Channel type PCI Drive Information: SIZE MODEL --------- --------------------- 200 GB ST3200822A Serial Number = xxxxxxxx Int13 Num = 80, PHYS CHS = 16383x16x63. ParmTable CHS, Rsvd = 24321x255x63 PARTITION CYLINDER SIZE ---------- ------------ ---- # Type Start End MB PRIMARY 1 NTFS 0 917 7551 EXTENDED 2 NTFS 918 3541 21584 EXTENDED 3 NTFS 3542 5809 18656 EXTENDED 4 NTFS 5810 8965 25960 EXTENDED 5 NTFS 8966 24320 126307 Diagnostic Results: Seagate DiagATA Quick Test Result: Passed Recommendation: The "Quick Test" is adequate for most situations. Consider running the "Full Test" which verifies each sector on the drive if you need to run a more comprehensive diagnostic. Results from Seagate's DiagATA/SCSI: ----------------------------------------------------------------- DIAGATA.EXE Version 3.08.50328ML Copyright © 2002 by Seagate Technology, LLC. All rights reserved. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Timer Resolution: 0.000122 Short Test Begin: 06-Jul-2005 14:42:23 Cable Test - 0 Errors Buffer Test - 0 Errors Identify Data Model Number: ST3200822A Serial Number: xxxxxxxx Firmware Revision: 3.01 Default CHS: 16383-16-63 Current CHS: 16383-16-63 Current Capacity: 16514064 Sectors Total Capacity: 390721968 Sectors ID Method: Jumper SMART Check: Passed DST - Passed PIO/DMA Data Compare Total Bytes = 8151552 Estimated PIO Transfer Rates Min: 2.87MB/s Max: 2.94MB/s Avg: 2.92MB/s Estimated DMA Transfer Rates Min: 72.95MB/s Max: 121.58MB/s Avg: 90.32MB/s SMART Check: Passed Short Test Passed: 06-Jul-2005 14:43:17 ----------------------------------------------------------------- End results from Seagate's DiagATA/SCSI ATA Full Test Result: Passed Results from Seagate's DiagATA/SCSI: ----------------------------------------------------------------- DIAGATA.EXE Version 3.08.50328ML Copyright © 2002 by Seagate Technology, LLC. All rights reserved. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Timer Resolution: 0.000122 Long Test Begin: 06-Jul-2005 14:43:19 Cable Test - 0 Errors Buffer Test - 0 Errors Identify Data Model Number: ST3200822A Serial Number: xxxxxxxx Firmware Revision: 3.01 Default CHS: 16383-16-63 Current CHS: 16383-16-63 Current Capacity: 16514064 Sectors Total Capacity: 390721968 Sectors ID Method: Jumper SMART Check: Passed Full Scan (0 to 390721968) - Passed Elapsed Time: 1.26 Hours Estimated Internal Transfer Rates Min: 25.29Mb/s Max: 4273.91Mb/s Avg: 372.02Mb/s PIO/DMA Data Compare Total Bytes = 25390080 Estimated PIO Transfer Rates Min: 2.89MB/s Max: 2.96MB/s Avg: 2.94MB/s Estimated DMA Transfer Rates Min: 72.91MB/s Max: 121.51MB/s Avg: 88.65MB/s Long Test Passed: 06-Jul-2005 15:58:54 ----------------------------------------------------------------- End results from Seagate's DiagATA/SCSI File Structure Test Result: Partition 1 (NTFS (7.5 GB) WinXP) Result: Failed with critical Errors The following errors were found while scanning the volume: - One or more errors were found in the index - Other errors were found NOTE: Any report of possible errors in the file system tests are for informational purposes only. We suggest you should consider testing with the official file system diagnostic utilities for your operating system. Seagate is not able to assist with troubleshooting or reviewing file system test results. Partition 2 (NTFS (21.5 GB) Makaveli) Result: Failed with critical Errors The following errors were found while scanning the volume: - One or more errors were found in the index - One or more errors were found in metadata file records - Other errors were found NOTE: Any report of possible errors in the file system tests are for informational purposes only. We suggest you should consider testing with the official file system diagnostic utilities for your operating system. Seagate is not able to assist with troubleshooting or reviewing file system test results. Partition 3 (NTFS (18.6 GB) Apps) Result: Failed with critical Errors The following errors were found while scanning the volume: - Other errors were found NOTE: Any report of possible errors in the file system tests are for informational purposes only. We suggest you should consider testing with the official file system diagnostic utilities for your operating system. Seagate is not able to assist with troubleshooting or reviewing file system test results. Partition 4 (NTFS (25.9 GB) Games) Result: Failed with critical Errors The following errors were found while scanning the volume: - One or more errors were found in the index - Other errors were found NOTE: Any report of possible errors in the file system tests are for informational purposes only. We suggest you should consider testing with the official file system diagnostic utilities for your operating system. Seagate is not able to assist with troubleshooting or reviewing file system test results. Partition 5 (NTFS (126.2 GB) P2P) Result: Failed with critical Errors The following errors were found while scanning the volume: - One or more errors were found in the index - Other errors were found NOTE: Any report of possible errors in the file system tests are for informational purposes only. We suggest you should consider testing with the official file system diagnostic utilities for your operating system. Seagate is not able to assist with troubleshooting or reviewing file system test results. ****************************************** Recommendation: All selected physical diagnostics passed. If you are not experiencing data loss and SeaTools reports File System Structure errors, they may be caused by a lock-up or failure to shutdown Windows correctly. Many times, these errors may be repaired through normal system maintenance which includes using the Windows provided "Defrag" and "Scandisk / Chkdsk / Error Checking" utilities. If you are experiencing a hardware error, you should isolate the cause and replace the failing component. If you are unsure how to proceed with repairs, contact a computer professional. After completing any maintenance tasks, run SeaTools again to verify that all errors have been repaired. If errors continue to occur, the system may not be stable. Again, contact a computer professional. ========================================================
  4. I have two hard disks installed, one is an old Quantum (4 years old) and the other is a Seagate i bought this year in January. I was downloading SpeedFan the other day, and after installing it I looked at the SMART section that shows information about the hard drives. I was comparing the fitness bar of the two drives and my seagate was showing as almost half the length of the quantum bar. I decided to download HDD Life to check this out and it shows my seagate drive as 50% on health and 50% on performance and the other drive as 88% on both performance and health. I downloaded another program called SIGuardian Lite and checked with that and it gives my seagate 7% health and the quantum 63%. This has got me a little worried as this is a 200gb hard drive and ive only had it a few months. Ive already had one hard drive failure this year (ibm click of death) and i bought this seagate to replace that. Ive used chkdsk and in windows it does not find anything, but in recovery console ( using /r ) it says it found at least one error and fixed it for each and every partition i scanned, including the quantum drive (1 partition). Last edited by makaveli789 : Today at 09:44. makaveli789 is online now Black Book Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message makaveli789 View Public Profile Send a private message to makaveli789 Send email to makaveli789 Find More Posts by makaveli789 Add makaveli789 to Your Buddy List Old Today, 16:05 #2 makaveli789 Registered User Join Date: Nov 2003 Posts: 73 I ran chkdsk 2 times on all drives and they all came out clean except the c: drive, and both times i get this exact same event log in the event viewer (except the Internal Info): Quote: Event Type: Information Event Source: Winlogon Event Category: None Event ID: 1001 Date: 07/05/2005 Time: 15:53:04 User: N/A Computer: ACE Description: Checking file system on C: The type of the file system is NTFS. Volume label is WinXP. A disk check has been scheduled. Windows will now check the disk. Cleaning up 2 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9. Cleaning up 2 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9. Cleaning up 2 unused security descriptors. CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)... File data verification completed. CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)... Free space verification is complete. 7373803 KB total disk space. 2830276 KB in 27167 files. 9640 KB in 3266 indexes. 4 KB in bad sectors. 99223 KB in use by the system. 33024 KB occupied by the log file. 4434660 KB available on disk. 4096 bytes in each allocation unit. 1843450 total allocation units on disk. 1108665 allocation units available on disk. Internal Info: 78 ff 00 00 eb 76 00 00 8e a7 00 00 00 00 00 00 x....v.......... 5a 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 c1 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Z............... 2a a2 46 01 00 00 00 00 70 54 87 0e 00 00 00 00 *.F.....pT...... 8a 7c 20 01 00 00 00 00 60 a9 67 7f 00 00 00 00 .| .....`.g..... 82 75 c5 56 00 00 00 00 b6 f6 96 ed 00 00 00 00 .u.V............ 99 9e 36 00 00 00 00 00 1f 6a 00 00 00 00 00 00 ..6......j...... 00 10 bf ac 00 00 00 00 c2 0c 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................ Windows has finished checking your disk. Please wait while your computer restarts. For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp. I ran this program called HDD Regenerator, and it couldnt find any bad sectors. Also ran Disk Fixer from VCom SystemSuite and that didnt find anything either. I was thinking of putting a clean install of windows on, but was wondering is there anything else i can do to get rid of this? Also, i was looking into the SMART details and found that the Raw Read Error Rate is at 61, with a worst value of 53. And Seek Error Rate is at 78, but has a worst value of 60. The others are all very close to 100. Should i be worried?