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#1 Bill_in_Texas

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:57 AM

I have an internal HD I was using to do a backup image but removed it due it Speccy shows warning as the status.  The temperature shows to be good.  In the windows disk management the HD shows to be healthy. Is there any way to determine what the warning may be for?  Also, any insight as to why Speccy shows the warning and disk management shows healthy?  Thanks.

 

Info on the HD.  WD 250GB SATA/16MB Cache  This drive was used in an older machine for awhile as the system drive.  I removed it from the machine and formatted the drive to use as an onboard spare storage drive.



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 09:12 AM

The warning is possibly deriving from S.M.A.R.T. data, whereas the Disk Management healthy status relates only to the file system.

 

Since S.M.A.R.T. data can be misinterpreted by system utility programs (different drive manufacturers implement it differently), it's best to check using the manufacturer's test software, in this case the Western Digital Data Lifeguard diagnostic:

 

http://support.wd.com/product/download.asp?groupid=810&sid=3&lang=en


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 09:22 AM

Thank you, I'll check the link for WD.



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 11:32 AM

For come reason the WD diagnostic fails to show anything for this drive other than list it.  I have taken it out of my computer and have in a dock and it still shows as a drive.  Not sure why. 



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 05:51 PM

If the drive is in an external USB adapter, then it's normal for the SMART data to not be accessible. Other tests could be run, but you'd need to temporarily get it back on a mainboard SATA port for the SMART diagnostic.


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 06:15 PM

I may or may not put it back in.  It would be a third and I use it for system image and probably wouldn't have much confidence in it now. I was given the dock for Christmas so thought I would try it.  If I do I'll post up.  My Seagate Desktop has no problem showing the data though.






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