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Posted 29 September 2014 - 08:14 AM
Posted 29 September 2014 - 08:27 AM
Short test failed usually indicates a bad drive but I would use Seatools for DOS to do a complete test. It also gives the opportunity to repair bad sectors. You may have to change AHCI to IDE mode in BIOS if Seatools does not detect the SATA drive.
You can use Seatools for DOS if the drive is still in the computer. If you are using a USB adapter on another computer then use Seatools for Windows.
Just some clarification. Are you asking if you will be able to format the drive using the USB adapter or are you saying you have the adapter and you cannot format the drive? Is this the adpater you are talking about?
Edited by JohnC_21, 29 September 2014 - 08:28 AM.
Posted 29 September 2014 - 11:58 PM
Posted 30 September 2014 - 07:44 AM
Seatools for Dos tries to repair bad sectors but if the long test fails then I would not use the drive and if there is very important data on the drive you would need to recover the data using a professional service. I have used that same adapter I linked to and it does work well.
Posted 30 September 2014 - 09:19 AM
Posted 30 September 2014 - 10:04 AM
Hard drives today are not made like they once were IMHO. They can go anytime without warning. If the computer was bumped while running it could also lead to a hard drive failure.
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