I have a Samsung HD103UJ 1TB SATA HDD which is malfunctioning, but not a complete brick.
If I try to boot off it, the boot takes forever and there is slow ticking sound.
If I hot-plug it into a running system it slows the system to a crawl, and never opens the drive it is mapped to.
Because Samsung HDD division has merged with Seagate I assumed it was perhaps manufactured by Seagate and just rebranded by Samsung, and therefore assumed SeaTools is going to work with it. Also the new websites seemed to send me in that direction.
So I ran SeaTools for Windows and got:
- SMART - Pass
- Short DST - Fail (code 6C9AC2A4, but message said it has bad sectors)
I booted into SeaTools for DOS and it did the long test and found 2 errors, but then failed to fix them. At the end it even said it is not a Seagate disk.
Anything I can do on my own to recover some data besides sending this to a data recovery firm (which is very pricey)?
How do I make it mark the bad sectors bad if SeaTools for DOS won't do it?
Perhaps SeaData isn't supposed to work with this drive?
So should I instead be downloading some obscure Samsung tool or even another tool altogether? MHDD perhaps?