Strange Hitachi HDT725050VLA360 ATA - HD Tune Result

By P!M ยท 4 replies
Jun 10, 2009
  1. Hello my pc is acting strange lately. My HDD is constantly busy with something. I ran HD Tune 2.55 and I don't know if the result is good with all the peeks and downs.


    Is my HDD dead? (in S.M.A.R.T. it sais good health)

    Thanks in advance
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You may be infected with a virus or other malware
  3. P!M

    P!M TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    I don't think so after a fresh install of vista without internet. Even the install took 3 times longer than normal.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "Even the install took 3 times longer than normal...

    This indicates either a hardware compatibility problem, incorrect bios setting, or a impending hardware failure
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    The Hitachi hard drives are our least favorite... and have been trouble for four years or more. We can generally trust the S.M.A.R.T tests, but HD Tune is better... the Free HDTune 2.55 is very limited, but at $35, the terrific 3.50 is just priced too high.
    But you should figger out why it is "busy with something..." as that does not sound like a typical failure in the middle of happening.
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