Unresponsive/broken? Hard drives Win 7

By ptitterington
Oct 17, 2010
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  1. Sorry to ask a stupid question but the pile of hard drives is building up.

    When drives were small they lasted forever, I now have 4 drives that have become problematic and I did not want to dump until I have explored all options.

    2 became buggy, causing chkdsk to run on every boot, 2 I formatted under acronis home 10, no all cannot be seen when plugged in in a usb holder or direct into the pc all are SATA.

    Is there some prog that can probe them. 2 were fine until formatted.

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    The hard drives manufacturers have diagnostic software available as free downloads. Google for these. SMART status must be checked on all suspect hard drives. If a drive fails the SMART status, it is to be considered bad or unreliable, regardless of platter or bad sector errors
  3. ptitterington

    ptitterington TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 255

    Thanks will look into it.

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