Backup Nightmare

david99999

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I am using a backup software and after a while one of the external hard drives disappears and Windows cannot locate it. Bizarre.
 

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david99999

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The HDD which is given me a lot of trouble is Seagate and is about 5 years. The other one is new. As you said, it could be the HDD. I will check the HDD.
 

Josephur

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I would run a SMART check on it via CrystalDiskInfo, see if it predicts failure. That being said.. Seagate drives are the ones we see fail the most, and I avoid them like the plague.
 

Neemobeer

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HGST drives from what I've read tend to last the longest. I'm partial to Samsung, HGST and Western Digital drives personally.
 

david99999

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I would run a SMART check on it via CrystalDiskInfo, see if it predicts failure. That being said.. Seagate drives are the ones we see fail the most, and I avoid them like the plague.
I have run a CheckDisk with Windows and result:


Checking file system on U: Volume label is EDITING. Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ... 10240 file records processed. File verification completed. 24 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ... 469 reparse records processed. 10838 index entries processed. Index verification completed. 469 reparse records processed. Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ... Security descriptor verification completed. 300 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal... 2865000 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed. Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems. No further action is required. 976759807 KB total disk space. 755044284 KB in 4571 files. 2340 KB in 301 indexes. 109147 KB in use by the system. 65536 KB occupied by the log file. 221604036 KB available on disk. 4096 bytes in each allocation unit. 244189951 total allocation units on disk. 55401009 allocation units available on disk. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ... Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ... Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...

00280000141300003F1C000000000000D5010000000000000000000000000000
 

Neemobeer

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chkdsk doesn't do smart tests and does only basic checks for bad sectors, you still will want to run a drive fitness test on the disk to make sure it is healthy.
 

david99999

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How can I patch C5 and 05 so that I can use Goodsync to copy the failing HDD to a new one? If I copy faulty HDD to the new one by normal Windows Explorer it takes ages.
 

Rapaaja

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? the manufacturer usually in that state former version of what was originally intended to be recorded, ie Win version?
 
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