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Is this enough to start worrying about my hard drive?


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#1 bc0306

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 04:36 PM

by now ive been running hd tune pro and crystal disk info, crystal disk info shows a warning sign and hd tune pro has one with the sign attention  in it, I decided to download the official wd caviar tools and it shows no smart error, so I got confused and decided to run a error scan on the hd tune pro about 1/4th into it  it displayed a bad block and halfway into it it displayed another one, so is this enough for me to go all worrying and backing up or what? what do you think?

my hard drive is a WD3200AAJS (Caviar Blue) 320 GB

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 05:20 PM

I can't help, but can link you to my recent Thread on the subject with similar results but not exact.  Maybe reading this will shed some light for you.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/610613/hdd-health/


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 05:24 PM

Here is a quote from HTG:  "However, if there’s a S.M.A.R.T. error, you should assume that your hard drive is in the process of failing."

 http://www.howtogeek.com/134735/how-to-see-if-your-hard-drive-is-dying/


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 05:34 PM

That would be more than enough to make me order a new hard disk immediately.

 

(hard drives are cheap, some of my data is priceless & a 320GB HD is old)


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 06:22 PM

kinda old, not old enoguh for me, here we dont throw things that work just to buy new ones :P just finished and its just 2 blocks

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 06:23 PM

so whats your opinion, should I backup?

this hdd is 10 years old :P


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 06:36 PM

"so whats your opinion, should I backup?" If you value your data Yes

Backing up should a "requirement" even if a hard drive isn't old.

When mentioning backing up I imagine you are talking about system imaging or cloning

--- I'd like to add it's also a good idea to back up your personal data yourself separately



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 06:37 PM

ok, thanks!


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 06:42 PM

...should I backup?

??  You should always backup.



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 07:08 PM

Bad blocks are not necessarily a reason to discard a hard drive. Bad blocks are not uncommon. All operating systems have tools that will mark the bad sectors so they never get data written to them again. Basically they just get bypassed and no longer cause a problem. Here's an article on Howtogeek.com explaining bad sectors.



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Posted 06 May 2016 - 04:16 PM

another thing is that my hard drive is slow, for example when I power my computer and enter windows my disk usage is at 100% and desktop takes  5 minutes to load all icons


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Posted 06 May 2016 - 04:17 PM

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 10:19 PM

Please save your data immediately.

It would be a good idea to let us know what's in your startups also.



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Posted 06 May 2016 - 11:07 PM

Already disabled every non important startup and left important ones like avast

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 09:33 AM

another thing is that my hard drive is slow, for example when I power my computer and enter windows my disk usage is at 100% and desktop takes  5 minutes to load all icons

Five Minutes is a long time.  Why don't you post your system specs so people can evaluate ALL factors.  First off, it seems you are running windows 10, or am I incorrect?  Not all pc's will run windows 10 well from what I've read, and is one reason why I have not moved over.

 

I found that my startup was lean also, but things were still slow.  TsVk! suggested that I download MiniToolBox, here is his quote:

 

"Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.

 

Checkmark the "List Installed Programs" checkbox and run it.

 

Copy and paste the log in your next reply."

 

I was able to gain 40secs on boot time by removing many bloatware programs with Revo.  Make sure to research what you are removing before you proceed.  But if your HDD is failing all bets are off.  I've been having issues already, with writing large files to Folders and Installing a new OS to the end of drive, both failed.  

 

You could also take a look at this.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2641432


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