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Old 09-12-2010, 02:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My WD 500GB HDD has become astonishingly slow out of no where. Games either don't load at all or will take 10 to 15 minutes to launch. Copying a folder gets between 50 and 200kb/s. After doing a disk analyze it's 6.4percent fragmented, and 5 hours after starting its still on 1 percent, so i gave up on that front.

Really not sure whats up with it, or is it just a sure sign of death ? it doesn't appear to making any noises of sorts.
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Download and run CrystalDiskInfo and see what it says.
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Tried that and nothing looked wrong. Put it in my dads pc, and it worked perfectly.

Well i need to Sanitry Erase my SSD anyway, so might as well go for the reformat and reinstall windows 7 route.

Got quite quick at it recently
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It could be as simple as a bad cable.
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Well i used the same cable in my dads pc so it's not that.

I'm trying to create a bootable USB with HDDErase on, but whatever i try it won't work.
Know anything that works from experience ?
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Get UltraISO, so long as the image is below 300Mb you can use it free. Easiest tool I've ever used to make a bootable USB. Just drop your ISO in and go Bootable > Write Disk Image. Then choose your USB device out of the list and you're good to go.

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I'll give it a shot

edit: Thanks soul workes perfect, shall remember that for the future.
Now i have as factory fresh ssd at its full speed state, gotta not wear the drive down so quick this time!

Remind me to rep you at some point, doesnt seem to be working on iPhone at the moment
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no probs stumbled across it while researching modding my 480's BIOS actually, I liked it so much I bought it.
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