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#1 Taur

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 10:16 PM

So I just started to get the window message about my hard drive failing. Did a error check, came back clean, pulled up Speccy and got the below. So, I gather that my drive is failing, don't know how or why since i have had this computer for just over a year. My question is, considering that it is just the seek time performance that is bad, do I need to replace my drive ASAP or could I wait a day or two as I get paid friday. Thinking of just getting a SSD, sick of HDD fails!! thanks for any and all help!

 
 
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU
AMD FX-4130 56 °F
Zambezi 32nm Technology
RAM
8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 803MHz (11-11-11-28)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. GA-78LMT-USB3 (Socket M2) 97 °F
Graphics
ASUS MX239 (1920x1080@60Hz)
3072MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series (Sapphire/PCPartner) 101 °F
Storage
931GB TOSHIBA DT01ACA100 (SATA) 92 °F
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NSC0
ATAPI iHAS424 A ATA Device
Audio
VIA HD Audio
 
FROM SPECCY
Storage
Hard drives
TOSHIBA DT01ACA100
Manufacturer TOSHIBA
Heads 16
Cylinders 121,601
Tracks 31,008,255
Sectors 1,953,520,065
SATA type SATA-III 6.0Gb/s
Device type Fixed
ATA Standard ATA8-ACS
Serial Number 94PAVWEFS
Firmware Version Number MS2OA750
LBA Size 48-bit LBA
Power On Count 106 times
Power On Time 378.7 days
Speed 7200 RPM
Features S.M.A.R.T., APM, NCQ
Max. Transfer Mode SATA III 6.0Gb/s
Used Transfer Mode SATA II 3.0Gb/s
Interface SATA
Capacity 931 GB
Real size 1,000,204,886,016 bytes
RAID Type None
S.M.A.R.T
Status Bad
Temperature 92 °F
Temperature Range OK (less than 122 °F)
S.M.A.R.T attributes
Attribute name Real value Current Worst Threshold Raw Value Status
01 Read Error Rate 0 95 95 16 0000010011 Good
02 Throughput Performance 94 135 135 54 000000005E Good
03 Spin-Up Time 12189856 ms 132 132 24 0000BA00A0 Good
04 Start/Stop Count 111 100 100 0 000000006F Good
05 Reallocated Sectors Count 0 100 100 5 0000000000 Good
07 Seek Error Rate 0 100 100 67 0000000000 Good
08 Seek Time Performance 73 18 18 20 0000000049 Bad
09 Power-On Hours (POH) 378d 16h 99 99 0 0000002380 Good
0A Spin Retry Count 0 100 100 60 0000000000 Good
0C Device Power Cycle Count 106 100 100 0 000000006A Good
C0 Power-off Retract Count 122 100 100 0 000000007A Good
C1 Load/Unload Cycle Count 122 100 100 0 000000007A Good
C2 Temperature 92 °F 181 181 0 0000130021 Good
C4 Reallocation Event Count 0 100 100 0 0000000000 Good
C5 Current Pending Sector Count 0 100 100 0 0000000000 Good
C6 Uncorrectable Sector Count 0 100 100 0 0000000000 Good
C7 UltraDMA CRC Error Count 0 200 200 0 0000000000 Good
Partition 0
Partition ID Disk #0, Partition #0
File System NTFS
Volume Serial Number 48036DDD
Size 349 MB
Used Space 260 MB (74%)
Free Space 89 MB (26%)
Partition 1
Partition ID Disk #0, Partition #1
Disk Letter C:
File System NTFS
Volume Serial Number 8232D972
Size 930 GB
Used Space 257 GB (27%)
Free Space 673 GB (73%)
Partition 2
Partition ID Disk #0, Partition #2
File System NTFS
Volume Serial Number 74CB3CF3
Size 448 MB
Used Space 322 MB (71%)
Free Space 126 MB (29%)

 



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Posted 01 June 2016 - 11:09 PM

Two days isn't going to hurt, and do get an SSD, instead of another HDD.



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Posted 01 June 2016 - 11:36 PM

Newegg.com has Samsung 500gig SSDs for $160. They are getting 5-star reviews from users. I just bought one and it runs super-great.


Help Requests: If there is no reply after 3 days I remove the thread from my answer list. For further help PM me.


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Posted 01 June 2016 - 11:58 PM

Newegg.com has Samsung 500gig SSDs for $160. They are getting 5-star reviews from users. I just bought one and it runs super-great.

yeah, I have seen some good deals online but I don't think I need one that big for one and I have a Fry's Electronics close to me. I will get probably a 120, enough for just the OS and other basic stuff like antivirus and such. 



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Posted 02 June 2016 - 12:04 AM

Two days isn't going to hurt, and do get an SSD, instead of another HDD.

thanks for the comment. So do you think it would be ok to use my computer like normal till then? There seems to be no visible slowdowns or other issues with my computer as is that I have noticed to this point, just that message and the info in Speccy



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Posted 02 June 2016 - 01:46 AM

Post 1:

“Partition 0: Used Space 260 MB”

“Partition ID Disk #0, Partition #1 Disk Letter C: Used Space 257 GB”

“Partition 2: Used Space 322 MB”

 

Post 4: “I will get probably a 120, enough for just the OS and other basic stuff like antivirus and such.”

 

I’m not a hardware person but I don’t see how 120GB will suit your purposes if you are going to replace your present hard drive with it.

--- It appears to me that ranchhand_’s recommendation in post 3 makes sense.

 

I’m not sure whether or not there is impending immediate problems but save your data now.

 

BTW, is it possible your present hard drive is under warranty?



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Posted 02 June 2016 - 03:49 AM

Agree with Cmptrgy;  250G used spsace wont fit on 120G. { Unless you Reinstall OS From Scratch } and Offload Your Files.

 

Buy the 500 SSD and just clone over from the other drive....Done,



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Posted 02 June 2016 - 05:50 PM

cmptrgy;havachat thanks for your comments to answers both of you guys yes I'm aware of space limitations of the 120, my intentions was to use a 320 I have on an external enclosure to move all my pictures, documents, videos and programs that I wanted to keep. Whatever was left I could easily replace if needed, clone my drive to the 120 and be on my merry way.

But thanks to the suggestion of cmptrgy, I actually took it back to Frys and they confirmed I had a warranty but they can only replace the existing drive, so they are going to put a new WD 1tb drive in and I purchased a 250 SSD while I was there and they will be putting that in as well unfortunately they can not clone the SSD without me having to pay for the service.

So once I get it back I'm going to do what I intended and wanted to do in the first place!

Thank you all for the help!

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 05:56 PM

Please be careful about moving programs from C partition to D partition, that might lead to un-intended consequences later concerning the making of and the restoring of full images of your OS partition and/or of your data partition.  Check with the dudes and dudettes in backup forum, read what they post back to ya  :)


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 06:13 PM

Please be careful about moving programs from C partition to D partition, that might lead to un-intended consequences later concerning the making of and the restoring of full images of your OS partition and/or of your data partition.  Check with the dudes and dudettes in backup forum, read what they post back to ya  :)

Totally agree with you but it won't be from one partition to another it'll be from from one drive to another drive and in this case I'm actually going to clone my drive to another drive. I don't like moving things from one partition to another in the first place and I am not the one that even likes having to deal with multiple partitions.

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 03:23 AM

Taur, thanks for the update.



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Posted 06 June 2016 - 06:04 PM

Well I have my computer back...finally! Took them 2 days, which I was shocked by but I guess they wanted to make sure that the clone took. So they put in a Seagate 1TB drive, was hoping for WD but I shall take it. I moved all of my music, videos, most of my pictures, my downloads and some docs off of the Seagate and onto my external drive which then left me with ~170GB to clone to my 250GB SSD which went flawlessly with Samsung's cloning software that came with the SSD. Thank you all for your help and suggestions!




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