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Old 04-26-2007, 11:55 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Download SpeedFan 4.32 - SpeedFan - a small application that shows you fan speed, voltage and chip temerature. - Softpedia

This is the speed fan you should use. Once installed there is a 'S.M.A.R.T.' tab, select your hard drive from the pull down menu and it will tell you the level of fitness and preformace. If they are too low and you dont want to risk the drive dying, then back up your data and buy a new one.
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks for the link above, i was interested in how my HDD faired, its almost a year old and i got the following results


Excellent results then? how accurate is this?
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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speed fan I would only use as a quick check but hdtune actually tests your hardriv for quite a while for bad sectors
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Is my results as good as i think they are?
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Old 04-26-2007, 08:17 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Based on the image you provided, and the fitness and performace bars, I would say a basic assessment would be that the drive is in good shape. I do agree with saltynay, that you should run HDTune to get a more complete picture of what the condition is.

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Although HD Tune is nice, the best options to diagnose your hard drive is to use the software from the manufacture of the drive. Some times the diagnostic code is different from drive to drive.
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Old 04-27-2007, 04:13 PM   #16 (permalink)
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back everything up!! my freinds hdd is clicking, i dont think it will last much longer, we are going to have a funeral


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Old 04-29-2007, 07:46 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Here is the data under the Health tab in HD Tune... All ok?

HD Tune: ST3250824A Health

ID Current Worst ThresholdData Status
(01) Raw Read Error Rate 118 99 6 171674221 Ok
(03) Spin Up Time 90 90 0 0 Ok
(04) Start/Stop Count 100 100 20 62 Ok
(05) Reallocated Sector Count 100 100 36 0 Ok
(07) Seek Error Rate 70 60 30 11637868 Ok
(09) Power On Hours Count 100 100 0 344 Ok
(0A) Spin Retry Count 100 100 97 0 Ok
(0C) Power Cycle Count 100 100 20 88 Ok
(BB) (unknown attribute) 100 100 0 0 Ok
(BD) (unknown attribute) 100 100 0 0 Ok
(BE) Airflow Temperature 61 54 45 655687719 Ok
(C2) Temperature 39 46 0 39 Ok
(C3) Hardware ECC Recovered 71 54 0 161816674 Ok
(C5) Current Pending Sector 100 100 0 0 Ok
(C6) Offline Uncorrectable 100 100 0 0 Ok
(C7) Ultra DMA CRC Error Count 200 200 0 0 Ok
(C8) Write Error Rate 100 253 0 0 Ok
(CA) TA Counter Increased 100 253 0 0 Ok

Power On Time : 344
Health Status : Ok

I'll run an error scan and let you know the results.
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Error scan was all green...

Is this what I should use from Seagate to test the drive? Seagate Technology - SeaTools
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Old 04-30-2007, 08:40 AM   #19 (permalink)
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If you're sure the drive is clicking, just ignore S.M.A.R.T. and replace the drive.
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