Hard Drive Test

NettleWarbler

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When i type scan in Open Sea Chest and press enter , i get scan is not recognised how do i scan the hard drive .
 

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NettleWarbler

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Done a few more tests , cmd , CrystalDiskInfo , my PC all passed . I'm still waiting for someone to tell me , how to scan the hard drive with Open Sea Chest , i wouldn't have thought that wouldn't be difficult for someone on here . Thank you .
 

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bochane

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The CristalDiskInfo picture shows a number of error counters above the threshold!
Are they real live values or some obscure system left overs?
 

NettleWarbler

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bochane , CristalDiskInfo when it showed ok i the drive was ok , as for system left overs? i havn't been using this drive much . So there can be no left overs .
 

bochane

Excellent Member
bochane , CristalDiskInfo when it showed ok i the drive was ok , as for system left overs? i havn't been using this drive much . So there can be no left overs .
Please see: Read Error Rate, Reallocated Sector Count, Seek Error Rate, Spin Retry Count and Reported Uncorectable Error Count.
These days disks are cheap, I would not trust it, your choise.
 

bochane

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This is info the disk itself has logged during its live.
Monitor it regularly, if error rates go up, you are warned.
 
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NettleWarbler

Honorable Member
This hard drive checked with Hard Disk Sentinel Pro v5.70 , is there anyway to further test the drive such as scan etc. ?
 

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bochane

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The build in logic of the disk may have corrected errors. These are logged in SMART info.
Testprograms may overlook or even not detect the errors corrected that way. Keep an eye on the SMART info!
 

NettleWarbler

Honorable Member
I know its dodgey , but they don't know whats wrong with it . Earlier this morning when using it , it re-started twice with a blue screen each time . Also it won't start with the other drive connected , we both know its faulty .
 

bochane

Excellent Member
See the section on getting help on a BSOD, send in the memory dump, it may tell if it is really the disk that is causing it.
 
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