Thanks. Have downloaded the latest port of Gsmarttools portable for Windows.
You will recall that I tried running the long generic test of Seatools (see: "Instant" and probably "heading to the grave...) which never completed and then got a failure running the short DST, but that's all it said without any detail. I had run Speccy shortly before that, and the snapshot is in that thread, but there is nothing in the SMART data that suggests anything is anything but good.
I know from the behaviors I had been experiencing, and the results of the SeaTools short DST, that something's off. The question is, "What?"
This is really more of a "for my curiosity" thing. I know the drive is toast and it's already been replaced. But if SeaTools is giving an instant, "FAIL," then there has to be some reason for that, and I'd just like to know what it is. I won't lose sleep if I don't and I'm not interested in any ultra-in-depth checking. It just strikes me odd that utilities that are supposed to give you information on whether a drive is, indeed, toast, aren't just a *bit* more specific about why they are.
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134
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