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Can I use a smart error hard with a new good one?

  1. #11


    Lahore,PK
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

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  2. #12


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    Nice choice of HDD Evil.

    By "timebomb", I meant that the old drive could fail and die on your at anytime without warning (other than the Smart error you're getting now), and lose all data on it. It won't have any affect on the new hard drive.

    Sometimes, you may need to remove/disconnect a dead hard drive before the computer will boot though.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Nice choice of HDD Evil.

    By "timebomb", I meant that the old drive could fail and die on your at anytime without warning (other than the Smart error you're getting now), and lose all data on it. It won't affect the new hard drive though.
    Are you clarifying that because of NSA ????
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Are you clarifying that because of NSA ????
    Shhh, they might be listening.
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  5. #15


    Lahore,PK
    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Well Brink it wasn't a choice actually but the only thing available at the budget I had, glad to know it has 64 mb cache.. I'm up and running win 8.1 on new HD now.. and tethering my moto atrix hd 3g (free trial here in our country) to update windows , install Kaspersky Internet Security, DirectX etc...

    hmmm check the attached surface test of that old HD... even though partition wizard free said it has 0 bad sectors when I did a filesystem test.
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  6. #16


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    Odd, but since it failed with SeaTools, I wouldn't trust the drive.
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  7. #17


    Lahore,PK
    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    ya me too, I will only store the data in it for which I don't really care like ps3 games backups, movies etc... till it dies..

    Thanks everyone... solved...
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