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HDD diagnostic

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise

    HDD diagnostic


    Hi, I took my laptop to service to clean it from dust but they called me back and told me that my HDD has bad sectors and is recommended to replace it. I doubt that and can you point me to a program to test my Hitachi Travelstar HDD for bad sectors and to verify that there aren't any problems with it.

    Best regards,
    werty

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  2. #2


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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Testing HDD


    you can use HD Tune software to check it. Please post the screenshot of the Health tab.
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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by werty View Post
    Hi, I took my laptop to service to clean it from dust but they called me back and told me that my HDD has bad sectors and is recommended to replace it. I doubt that and can you point me to a program to test my Hitachi Travelstar HDD for bad sectors and to verify that there aren't any problems with it.

    Best regards,
    werty
    You can also download the Diagnostic Program from Hitachi website it free. HD Tune is faster and better lots more information, if you can afford it.
    Chances are your drive is still under warranty so Hitachi will probably want to see the results from there tool.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by softwaremaniac View Post
    you can use HD Tune software to check it. Please post the screenshot of the Health tab.
    Hi, and sorry for late reply. I have a problem uploading a screenshot but is shows a Warning on Current Pending Sector and reports that it has 1 pending.
    Last edited by werty; 06 Aug 2014 at 12:14.
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  5. #5


    Get an RMA and send the drive back for a replacement if it's under warranty...
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise


    The hard drive is shipped with an OEM PC bought six years ago so the warranty expired long ago. Should I consider buying a new hard drive?
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  7. #7


    Buy a new one, they're cheap and yours served its time... 6 years is old for a hard drive! Better yet, but a 120GB SSD for $70 and watch the laptop fly!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    Buy a new one, they're cheap and yours served its time... 6 years is old for a hard drive! Better yet, but a 120GB SSD for $70 and watch the laptop fly!!
    Good advice here and if you want to spend a little more, you can get a 256GB for $110 from amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-...ywords=ssd+256
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by werty View Post
    The hard drive is shipped with an OEM PC bought six years ago so the warranty expired long ago. Should I consider buying a new hard drive?
    Yep you need a new one.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise


    Thanks to everyone for your advices . I will buy a new drive.
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