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Want to reformat External hard Drive with Puppy Linux


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#1 Cephalon

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:33 PM

Hey Bleeping Compuer, How is everyone doing tonight? How is Austra Alien?

So I have this old external hard drive that is unrecognizable when plugged in USB, on a good note I installed it in my laptop where my laptop hard disk sits, and I was able to mount the disk in Puppy Linux, and recover all my info, so thats good, I have all my stuff backed up. What I need help with, Is I want to reformat the disk so I can use it as an external hard drive again, I was hoping this was possible with Puppy Linux, I just need help reformatting the disk in Puppy Linux and hopefully being able to plug it into a windows 7 machine and using it again as an external hard drive, Right now its unrecognizable but Puppy Linux finds it and I have everything I need off of it. I want to reformat it and hopefully be able to use it again. Thank you guys for your help, best place on the net to get help, Just wanted to say thank you in advance, I would like to do this as soon as possible so I will be around all night tonight and I have multiple computers so While I am in Linux I can still communicate back and forth, Thank you :) Is it even possible to wipe and reformat it so windows recognizes it as a drive? And then I can use it as an external hard drive again? Like I said all the data is backed up im ready to roll :) Hopefully it is possible... :) If not then no worries, I can back stuff up on it through Linux but thats a hassle to unscrew my hard disk cover and take them in and out each time.... Well lemme know :) and Thank you again!!! Linux has no problem finding it so thats what led me to believe its savable lol Thanks

EDIT: I have ran disk checks on the disk using Seagates HDD Disk Check I aquried from Bleeping Computer, it passes the short test but fails the long test, I just wanna wipe it and reformat it, and if it doesnt work oh well, no worries I got the data off of it so I am not too worried about it :)

Edited by Cephalon, 03 October 2012 - 09:57 PM.


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:12 PM

Hello again. Let's have a closer look at the condition of the hard drive using the S.M.A.R.T. data.

FIRSTLY ... Create a bootable UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD) ... CD

Please do the following on a working computer:
  • You will need a new blank writable CD.
  • Download UBCD and burn to a CD:
    Note: If you have trouble finding a download link here:
    • UBCD download page: Download UBCD
    • Look under the heading: Mirror Sites
    • Try any of those listed websites which are hosting/providing the UBCD .ISO file for downloading.
    • Click on the Posted Image icon in the left-hand-side column beside the download location of your choice for direct download of the .ISO file.
  • An example direct download link to try would be:
[*]If you do not already have a suitable burning program for writing .ISO images to disc ...
  • Download and install ImgBurn.
  • Ensure that you UN-check the box agreeing to install the Ask toolbar during the installation.
  • Place a new (blank) CD disc in the drive tray.
  • Choose Write image file to disc.
    • Under Source, click on the Browse button: Navigate to and select the .ISO file that you wish to burn.
    • Place a check-mark in the box beside Verify.
  • Click Posted Image
[*]When the CD has been burned and verified as successful, it will be bootable.
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SECONDLY ... Get the S.M.A.R.T data using UBCD > Parted Magic

Boot the ailing computer with the UBCD CD.
  • (You may have to configure the Boot Menu or BIOS Setup Menu to boot first from the optical/CD/DVD drive.)
  • At the first menu screen, select Parted Magic and press <ENTER>.
    Use Default settings ...
    Be patient until UBCD loads and you are presented with the Desktop.
  • Click Start (bottom-left-corner button) > System Tools > Disk Health (GSmartControl)
    (... or simply double-click the Disk Health icon on the Desktop.)
  • In the GSmartControl window that appears, click on the device that represents the failing hard drive (any other device may be a flashdrive if you have one connected) to select it.
  • On the top menu, click Device > View Details.
    A Device Information window for the failing hard drive will open.
  • Click on the Attributes tab at the top (to display the S.M.A.R.T data).
Save the S.M.A.R.T data as a text output by smartctl.
  • At the bottom of the Attributes page, click Save As.
  • Look at the default file name and location that the file will be saved.
    Default location will be "root".
  • Click Save.

Now to get the text file uploaded to BleepingComputer.com.

Establish internet connection

At the UBCD Desktop, click the 'start' button (bottom-left corner button) > Internet > Start network.
  • The Start Network Options window will open.
  • Ensure the appropriate option is selected, and click Continue ...
    The Network Utility window will open.
  • Ensure the appropriate option is selected, and click OK.
    You should now have a working internet connection.
Open Firefox and go to BleepingComputer site

At the UBCD Desktop, click the 'start' button (bottom-left corner button) > Internet > Firefox.

Attach file &/or paste text to a post
  • In your topic at the bottom of the page, click on Add Reply.
  • Under the text box, under the heading Attachments, click on "Browse" to browse for the file that you wish to attach.
    A file upload window will appear.
  • On the left-side, click on "root" to display the contents of the root directory.
  • You should see the text file there that you saved earlier. Click on it, to select it, and then click Open at the bottom-right of the window.
  • Back at the BleepingComputer.com forums window, click on Attach this file.
  • Now type a few words in the text box "text file attached" and then at the bottom click on Add Reply.
  • Note: If you are feeling confident enough to try it, you can open the text file with a text editor and paste the contents in a reply so it can be seen easily by anyone browsing the topic. If you do this, please enclose in CODE tags:
  • Enclose the pasted report in CODE tags so that the spacing/formatting is preserved (to make it easier for all to read).
  • Firstly, click on the "Insert code snippet" button Posted Image
  • You will then see the "start" and "end" code tags (highlighted in dark blue/selected in the image) in the text box.
  • Click between the two tags to insert the cursor between the tags and then press <Ctrl+V> to paste the report there.
[/list]All done!

Edited by AustrAlien, 03 October 2012 - 10:24 PM.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:39 PM

Hey Austra :) Thank you for the fast reply, I just finished burning the disc and Im about to boot it in a minute, Thanks for your help good to see you again :) You helped me with this external hard drive a long time ago... over a year ago at least. Its just have I have so much data and my disks are full, in the red so instead of having to buy a new one I was thinking if I could fix this one then I wouldnt have to buy a new one :) well my next reply will have the info u asked for!

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:44 PM

... I was thinking if I could fix this one then I wouldnt have to buy a new one ...

We will have a better understanding of what is going on and how likely the possibility may be to salvage the hard drive when you get the S.M.A.R.T. data posted.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:16 PM

Everything is going smooth, I have saved the S.M.A.R.T. file under the "root" folder but I am having trouble trying to attach it, lol I do not see the attach button on the Bleeping Computer forums under the post. All I can see is options, add reply and preview post... What am I doing wrong?

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:23 PM

Ooops ... probably my fault! I guess there is no facility for attaching files in this particular forum ????

No worries: Double-click on the text file that you saved to open it in a text editor.
Copy the lot.
In your reply, create the CODE tags and paste the report between the CODE tags.

Edited by AustrAlien, 03 October 2012 - 11:28 PM.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:30 PM

okay I hope this works :)

smartctl 5.41 2011-06-09 r3365 [i686-linux-3.0.0-pmagic] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Device Model:     ST9640322AS
Serial Number:    5WX0MG5T
LU WWN Device Id: 5 000c50 02164faba
Firmware Version: 0001BSM2
User Capacity:    640,135,028,736 bytes [640 GB]
Sector Sizes:     512 bytes logical, 4096 bytes physical (offset 512 bytes)
Device is:        Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall]
ATA Version is:   8
ATA Standard is:  ATA-8-ACS revision 4
Local Time is:    Wed Oct  3 21:01:48 2012 UTC
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status:  (0x00)	Offline data collection activity
					was never started.
					Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Self-test execution status:      (   0)	The previous self-test routine completed
					without error or no self-test has ever 
					been run.
Total time to complete Offline 
data collection: 		(    0) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities: 			 (0x73) SMART execute Offline immediate.
					Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
					Suspend Offline collection upon new
					command.
					No Offline surface scan supported.
					Self-test supported.
					Conveyance Self-test supported.
					Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities:            (0x0003)	Saves SMART data before entering
					power-saving mode.
					Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability:        (0x01)	Error logging supported.
					General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine 
recommended polling time: 	 (   1) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time: 	 ( 169) minutes.
Conveyance self-test routine
recommended polling time: 	 (   2) minutes.
SCT capabilities: 	       (0x103b)	SCT Status supported.
					SCT Error Recovery Control supported.
					SCT Feature Control supported.
					SCT Data Table supported.

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x000f   115   099   006    Pre-fail  Always       -       90405688
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0003   098   097   000    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age   Always       -       890
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   100   100   036    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x000f   100   253   030    Pre-fail  Always       -       94489985719
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       766
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0013   100   100   097    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age   Always       -       449
184 End-to-End_Error        0x0032   100   100   099    Old_age   Always       -       0
187 Reported_Uncorrect      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
188 Command_Timeout         0x0032   100   098   000    Old_age   Always       -       4295032867
189 High_Fly_Writes         0x003a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022   065   046   045    Old_age   Always       -       35 (Min/Max 29/35)
191 G-Sense_Error_Rate      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       281
193 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0032   099   099   000    Old_age   Always       -       2807
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   035   054   000    Old_age   Always       -       35 (0 17 0 0)
195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered  0x001a   050   047   000    Old_age   Always       -       90405688
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0010   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x003e   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
250 Read_Error_Retry_Rate   0x0032   100   001   000    Old_age   Always       -       57
251 Unknown_Attribute       0x000e   100   001   000    Old_age   Always       -       12
252 Unknown_Attribute       0x0000   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       1
254 Free_Fall_Sensor        0x0000   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0

SMART Error Log Version: 1
No Errors Logged

SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
Num  Test_Description    Status                  Remaining  LifeTime(hours)  LBA_of_first_error
# 1  Short offline       Completed without error       00%       763         -

SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
 SPAN  MIN_LBA  MAX_LBA  CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
    1        0        0  Not_testing
    2        0        0  Not_testing
    3        0        0  Not_testing
    4        0        0  Not_testing
    5        0        0  Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
  After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:40 PM

No problem evident there! :thumbup2:

Go back into GSmartControl and instead of going to the Attributes tab, go to the Perform Tests tab.
Run the Short Self-Test, and then run the Long Self-Test. Let us know the results, and post the log also, again.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:47 PM

okay cool no worries at all :) I have the short test ill post the long test after it finishes.

smartctl 5.41 2011-06-09 r3365 [i686-linux-3.0.0-pmagic] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Device Model:     ST9640322AS
Serial Number:    5WX0MG5T
LU WWN Device Id: 5 000c50 02164faba
Firmware Version: 0001BSM2
User Capacity:    640,135,028,736 bytes [640 GB]
Sector Sizes:     512 bytes logical, 4096 bytes physical (offset 512 bytes)
Device is:        Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall]
ATA Version is:   8
ATA Standard is:  ATA-8-ACS revision 4
Local Time is:    Thu Oct  4 04:43:09 2012 UTC
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status:  (0x00)	Offline data collection activity
					was never started.
					Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Self-test execution status:      (   0)	The previous self-test routine completed
					without error or no self-test has ever 
					been run.
Total time to complete Offline 
data collection: 		(    0) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities: 			 (0x73) SMART execute Offline immediate.
					Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
					Suspend Offline collection upon new
					command.
					No Offline surface scan supported.
					Self-test supported.
					Conveyance Self-test supported.
					Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities:            (0x0003)	Saves SMART data before entering
					power-saving mode.
					Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability:        (0x01)	Error logging supported.
					General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine 
recommended polling time: 	 (   1) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time: 	 ( 169) minutes.
Conveyance self-test routine
recommended polling time: 	 (   2) minutes.
SCT capabilities: 	       (0x103b)	SCT Status supported.
					SCT Error Recovery Control supported.
					SCT Feature Control supported.
					SCT Data Table supported.

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x000f   115   099   006    Pre-fail  Always       -       90482184
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0003   098   097   000    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age   Always       -       890
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   100   100   036    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x000f   100   253   030    Pre-fail  Always       -       94489985839
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       767
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0013   100   100   097    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age   Always       -       449
184 End-to-End_Error        0x0032   100   100   099    Old_age   Always       -       0
187 Reported_Uncorrect      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
188 Command_Timeout         0x0032   100   098   000    Old_age   Always       -       4295032867
189 High_Fly_Writes         0x003a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022   060   046   045    Old_age   Always       -       40 (Min/Max 29/40)
191 G-Sense_Error_Rate      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       281
193 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0032   099   099   000    Old_age   Always       -       2813
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   040   054   000    Old_age   Always       -       40 (0 17 0 0)
195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered  0x001a   050   047   000    Old_age   Always       -       90482184
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0010   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x003e   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
250 Read_Error_Retry_Rate   0x0032   100   001   000    Old_age   Always       -       2
251 Unknown_Attribute       0x000e   100   001   000    Old_age   Always       -       12
252 Unknown_Attribute       0x0000   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       1
254 Free_Fall_Sensor        0x0000   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0

SMART Error Log Version: 1
No Errors Logged

SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
Num  Test_Description    Status                  Remaining  LifeTime(hours)  LBA_of_first_error
# 1  Short offline       Completed without error       00%       767         -
# 2  Short offline       Completed without error       00%       763         -

SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
 SPAN  MIN_LBA  MAX_LBA  CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
    1        0        0  Not_testing
    2        0        0  Not_testing
    3        0        0  Not_testing
    4        0        0  Not_testing
    5        0        0  Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
  After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.


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Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:26 AM

alright cool the Long Test just finished :)

smartctl 5.41 2011-06-09 r3365 [i686-linux-3.0.0-pmagic] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Device Model:     ST9640322AS
Serial Number:    5WX0MG5T
LU WWN Device Id: 5 000c50 02164faba
Firmware Version: 0001BSM2
User Capacity:    640,135,028,736 bytes [640 GB]
Sector Sizes:     512 bytes logical, 4096 bytes physical (offset 512 bytes)
Device is:        Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall]
ATA Version is:   8
ATA Standard is:  ATA-8-ACS revision 4
Local Time is:    Thu Oct  4 07:22:42 2012 UTC
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status:  (0x00)	Offline data collection activity
					was never started.
					Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Self-test execution status:      (   0)	The previous self-test routine completed
					without error or no self-test has ever 
					been run.
Total time to complete Offline 
data collection: 		(    0) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities: 			 (0x73) SMART execute Offline immediate.
					Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
					Suspend Offline collection upon new
					command.
					No Offline surface scan supported.
					Self-test supported.
					Conveyance Self-test supported.
					Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities:            (0x0003)	Saves SMART data before entering
					power-saving mode.
					Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability:        (0x01)	Error logging supported.
					General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine 
recommended polling time: 	 (   1) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time: 	 ( 169) minutes.
Conveyance self-test routine
recommended polling time: 	 (   2) minutes.
SCT capabilities: 	       (0x103b)	SCT Status supported.
					SCT Error Recovery Control supported.
					SCT Feature Control supported.
					SCT Data Table supported.

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x000f   115   099   006    Pre-fail  Always       -       90482184
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0003   098   097   000    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age   Always       -       890
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   100   100   036    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x000f   100   253   030    Pre-fail  Always       -       94489986097
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       770
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0013   100   100   097    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age   Always       -       449
184 End-to-End_Error        0x0032   100   100   099    Old_age   Always       -       0
187 Reported_Uncorrect      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
188 Command_Timeout         0x0032   100   098   000    Old_age   Always       -       4295032867
189 High_Fly_Writes         0x003a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022   051   046   045    Old_age   Always       -       49 (Min/Max 29/50)
191 G-Sense_Error_Rate      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       281
193 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0032   099   099   000    Old_age   Always       -       2816
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   049   054   000    Old_age   Always       -       49 (0 17 0 0)
195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered  0x001a   039   039   000    Old_age   Always       -       90482184
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0010   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x003e   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
250 Read_Error_Retry_Rate   0x0032   100   001   000    Old_age   Always       -       2
251 Unknown_Attribute       0x000e   100   001   000    Old_age   Always       -       12
252 Unknown_Attribute       0x0000   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       1
254 Free_Fall_Sensor        0x0000   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0

SMART Error Log Version: 1
No Errors Logged

SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
Num  Test_Description    Status                  Remaining  LifeTime(hours)  LBA_of_first_error
# 1  Extended offline    Completed without error       00%       770         -
# 2  Short offline       Completed without error       00%       767         -
# 3  Short offline       Completed without error       00%       763         -

SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
 SPAN  MIN_LBA  MAX_LBA  CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
    1        0        0  Not_testing
    2        0        0  Not_testing
    3        0        0  Not_testing
    4        0        0  Not_testing
    5        0        0  Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
  After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.


#11 AustrAlien

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:45 AM

Excellent! :thumbup2:
SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
Num  Test_Description    Status                  Remaining  LifeTime(hours)  LBA_of_first_error
# 1  Extended offline    Completed without error       00%       770         -
There doesn't appear to be too much wrong with that hard drive.

A plan moving forward from here .... ?

I suggest that while you have the hard drive fitted into and connected directly to the laptop, you:
  • Wipe the hard drive clean with dban (Darik's Boot and Nuke). That will take awhile to complete on a 640 GB hard drive, especially if we use autonuke which will make 3 passes, writing to each sector on each pass. At a guess, I would estimate that it might take 24 hours or more to complete.
  • We can then partition and format the hard drive as desired (and maybe test one more time ?), before fitting it back into the USB enclosure.
Your thoughts?
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:52 AM

That sounds good but the only thing is I have to use my laptop at school tomorrow is there any quicker way to wipe it? I understand that Boot and Nuke is the way to go and will have the best probability to fix this disk. If I didn't have to use my laptop tomorrow at school I would do it, is there a quicker way to wipe it and format it?

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