Questions about hard drive mechanical failure.

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Repair broken hdd [on hold]

I have a physically broken HDD from a laptop - I am sure it's a physical problem, because first - the drive is not recognised by the device manager and second, I hear a clicking sound when the HDD is ...
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HDD Failure? Seagate 320GB

I have a Seagate Barracuda ST3320820SCE 320GB HDD 7200RPM Brand new from a trusted seller on eBay (i know, but it’s new) Worked fine then today I got 2 crashes causing windows to shut down. And ...
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Which copy will be used when RAID1 loses a piece of data? [duplicate]

The case of complete drive failure is pretty clear for RAID1: the faulty drive simply does not work and data is being read from the good one. Now the other real situation: the drive works, but some ...
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External HD stops working while transferring files

I was moving some files into my external HD (WD Elements 4TB) when it suddenly stopped working, on the copy window i had a message saying that the destination was not available. When i touched the HD ...
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Fujitsu Lifebook A514 Setup Warning Boot Failure

Day before yesterday, everything was working without a problem. My notebook (Fujitsu A514 Lifebook) was running Debian testing amd64 on kernel 4.2. I put it to upgrade, and it ran completely. Then ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad HDD Error While Running Recovery Tool - Windows 7 OS

My Lenovo T430 started to "hang" or shut-down unexpectedly. Norton's did not find any viruses, but when running the Lenovo hardware tests (included with the system), a HDD failure was identified. I ...
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Is my hard drive failing? Win 10 won't boot

My son's Windows 10 laptop won't boot, laptop fell a couple feet while powered up but booted fine right after that. A couple hours later it wouldn't boot, and got stuck after a few seconds on the ...
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Solid State Drive became unresponsive after large file download - Is it dying?

Do some solid state drives have a hard time dealing with instructions when they have low free space? Or should I expect that the drive is at the end of its life (at just over 1 year)? Background: My ...
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Can a failed SSD have zero bad sectors?

Today, my Windows 7 pc decided it didn't want to boot out of the blue. After the bios screen, all I see is a black screen. No windows logo, no text, just black. I've ran chkdsk off a boot CD and it ...
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Would frequently reinstalling Linux distros affect the life of my hard disk?

I have Ubuntu and Fedora Linux distributions on my computer. I try to tweak many things in both of them and many times mess things up. So I normally reinstall the OS to fix it (as a last resort). In ...
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Cant boot windows

So I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7537 laptop for about one and a half year, it has perform quite well over the years. But yesterday when I start it, it get stuck in the Dell logo. I ran the ePSA and got ...
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How to tell whether the memory chips or controller have failed on an SSD?

I've got an Intel SSD 320 Series 160GB that's suddenly failed - it just wouldn't boot one day. I'd like to have a go at recovering the data by desoldering the memory chips and soldering them onto the ...
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2TB Seagate External GoFlex external hard drive failure: Is there anything I can do?

I have a 2TB Seagate External GoFlex—which has a Seagate 2TB 9VT156-570 installed—that I’d like to recover the data from. It was working and I was going to make a backup. I bought a SATA docking ...
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Is I/O error sufficient reason to return SSD on warranty?

Several times I’ve encountered heavy disk errors leading to complete system crash, after reboot m/b doesn’t detect SSD till full PC poweroff. Here is log I've managed to display before OS gone ...
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RAID Disk failure - one per day (3ware 9650SE - Seagate Barracuda 3TB)

I have a RAID6 config, with 3ware 9650SE-8LPML card and 6x Seagate Barracuda 3000GB running from early 2012 (May?). Those HDD were quite big for that time. They always made a strange noise when ...
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Damaged hard driver data recovery

I have a problem about hard disk. My important data is in the hard drive. But I did so try to recover but not. I did try to connect hard drive with system but could not. There are three ways which i ...
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NTFS partition is in an unsafe state: failure to boot Windows 8 Lenovo laptop

I have Lenovo G50-45 that after power on have no signs on the screen, though cpu fan is rotating, that goes to self power off after few seconds of such a state and self power on to repeat the same ...
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Need help about system recovery

I have an HP laptop Windows 7 x64 500 GB HDD. Suddenly, its hard drive stopped responding. So, I had to purchase new one with a newly installed window. But, I had made a recovery in the old hard disk ...
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Computer boots to black PXE screen, then reports “no bootable device”

When I turn on my computer, I get the following on a black screen: Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082) Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.0.0.4 (03/03/09) ...
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Why are my drives failling (version 2)?

I have a problem similar to the one described on question Why are my hard drives failing?. I have a PC assembled by my self and It has worked fine for 3 years but recently It have been killing hard ...
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Did a Primary Hard Disk Self Test on my HP Pavilion dm4; what do these results mean?

I did a Primary Hard Disk Self Test and I would want to know what the results mean. I do know that my Hard Disk has failures... My laptop is HP Pavilion dm4. This is the first screen picture and ...
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What does fsck mean with “Filesystem has n clusters but only space for n-m FAT entries. (m>0)”?

I started a long time copy action onto my external HD. I went away, and somehow the energy saving mechanism must have realized that the user was idle and suspended the machine. (BTW, what exactly is ...
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External USB hard drive and risk of internal condensation?

Apparently you can kill a USB hard drive by moving it from a cold to warm environment and powering it up. The killer being internal condensation. Q1: How real is the risk? What kind of temperatures ...
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Seagate hdd (internal) unmount/disappear after awhile i plugged in

Summary: Before my Seagate ST1000DM003 (1TB) failed, the disk usage always goes up to 100% active with no transfer rate, this causing my pc freeze randomly. BIOS POST shows up'S.M.A.R.T. COMMAND ...
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External hard drive stalled during transfer - Jarmund

I was transferring a .mp4 file when the transfer/drive stalled. When I plug the hard drive in to the PC it does not show in "my computer" or list a drive. How would I verify if the drive has failed, ...
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Replacing an Imminent-Failure Drive in a RAID-0 with Clone

The RAID-0 in question is run by an Intel RAID controller in a Gigabyte Z77X-D3H. It is a 2x320GB RAID-0, comprised of two different model drives. The working one is a 320GB Western Digital (whose ...
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Anything I can do about erratic hard disk drive speeds

I don't seem to have very good luck with hard disk drives these days; 3 side-by-side (non-RAID) drives on my machine, replaced 5 drives in the last 4 years. My problem of the moment is that my largest ...
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External Hard Disk not recognized

I bought an external seagate hard drive which crashed after few months. All my data was lost and I had no backup. I bought another one which worked perfectly for about a month but now when I connect ...
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Installed Kubuntu on old hard drive and now it's making loud clicking noises

I recently installed Kubuntu on a very old hard drive (it's 10 years old at least). It installed OK, but when I started the computer, I heard the hard drive making loud noises – sounds most like the ...
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How do I find which disk (volume) is failing?

I am using stock Apache Hadoop 1.1.1 and I can't get a datanode to start due to: 2015-04-23 09:12:48,138 INFO org.apache.hadoop.metrics2.impl.MetricsConfig: loaded properties from ...
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Will keeping my external hard drive plugged into AC (but not USB) wear it down?

I am planning to move my backups to an external USB drive, the reason being that the backups are using about 90% of my home server's space and I am not able to obtain a hard drive larger than 85 GB ...
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How to know if bad sectors are caused by physical or logical damage? [closed]

Is it possible to know whether bad sectors are caused by physical damage or logical damage on a hard drive?
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Should I trust a hard drive from a dropped laptop, that spontaneously started working again?

A month or so ago, my sister dropped her laptop (an HP Pavilion DV7 running Windows 7), and after that the machine would no longer boot -- at power-on it would just display a message: "a disk read ...
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Should I buy a 'Red' or 'NAS' Hard Drive if my desktop computer is on all the time? [closed]

I leave my computer on all the time. Over the last 10 years I've lost an average of about one hard drive per year. I have Seagate and Western Digital warranty exchange addresses memorized :-) Right ...
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LVM safest management best practice for home workstation, in case of HD failure

My question is for a low cost home workstation, in a hard to replace hardware situation. So what is the best practice using LVM? and without raid. 1) I think I should create logical volumes ...
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Shrink worn-out SSD to prolong lifetime?

I have a 120GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD (latest 2.25 Firmware) which is recognized in BIOS and has the following symptoms when compared to another OCZ SSD in the same machine: the wear level counter in ...
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2 new Caviar Blue hard drives failed within hours on new build

I made this standard desktop build for my father with an Asus AM1M-A mboard, Athlon 5150, 4GB Kingston DDR3 1333MHz (2x2GB), EVGA 430W 80 Plus PSU, and a Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB HD ...
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Hard disks: random vs sequencial access times for all uses

The general question: if I run all sorts of tasks on the PC, should I get an HDD with higher random or sequential data rates? More specifically: I'm using an 80GB HDD to host the operating systems ...
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Disabling HP 3D driveguard?

Laptop model: HP dv7t-7000, 1TB 5400rpm Hdd First off, i know how to disable hp 3d driveguard protection, my question is whether it is a good idea in the following situation: I will be recording ...
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Hard drive failure with notification to install matrix console [duplicate]

My wife's computer has suddenly popped up with a notification saying her hard may fail soon. Shortly after a program called Intel matrix storage console asked permission to download. My question is; ...
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Warning on Speccy for disk but status is good?

Below are my Speccy results, unfortunately I have only just started using it and looking at the raw values I seems as though most are at their worst but yet all the status's are good? Can someone with ...
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Extremely large amount of reallocated sectors

Before anyone starts giving me links I have read many threads about harddrives and bad sectors. I was just curious about anyway to prolong a read-only drive from death. For months now one of my ...
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Can the $BadClus file hold recoverable data?

I have an external hard drive that a family member dropped but however still functions perfectly other than the drive is not partitioned; the drive doesn't even click in the way a normal damaged hard ...
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Is this hard-drive beyond recovery? [closed]

A family member dropped a couple of their external hard drives as they were swapping to a new computer. Needless to say both drives have been ruined, but with different symptoms; the first drive works ...
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Current Time Machine HDD bad sectors - Clone to new HDD or do new clean TM backup to new HDD?

Questions follow dots. The rest is history and system hardware/software. It is an internal 3TB Hitachi drive that has 5 reallocated bad sectors on my: MacPro 5,1 3.33 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon 24 ...
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Is my hard disk failing?

I have a problem with my computer: I'm using Windows 7 x64, and when I try to acces the Downloads folder, it takes a long time. After waiting for half a minute or more, I can open it, see the ...
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Western Digital my passport 2TB

My passport WD 2TB is about 2 years old and was working perfectly on both PC and Mac up to yesterday. Today when I plugged it in, it whirred loudly. The power light is continuously flashing. It ...
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Does the following mean my SSD is about to fail?

[iceguru@stuxnet ~]$ sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda smartctl 6.3 2014-07-26 r3976 [x86_64-linux-3.14.21-1-MANJARO] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-14, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, ...
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How to check that drive is really OK?

I have several (around 10) Seagate drives, some older and smaller (80GB, 160GB) some newer and larger (1.5 TB, etc). I wanted to check which one is still in good health - and I installed SeaTools for ...
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Can't access external harddrive in OSX

For some reason i can't access my external HDD anymore. It's not showing up in Finder, although i can see it in the Volumes folder and in Disk Utility app. When i access the HDD from terminal and try ...