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Old April 28, 2011, 12:21 PM
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Hey guys, my computer has been giving me lots of trouble and I finialy think I can conclude it's the Hard Drive. Only problem is I don't understand the S.M.A.R.T information very well. Can anyone please confirm that my hard drive is in fact faulty:



I was reading up on S.M.A.R.T at wikipedia but I still feel confused about the numbers I'm getting.
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Old April 28, 2011, 12:28 PM
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Its a Hitatchi drive.. its garbage. Backup buy a new drive and call it a day.
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Its a Hitatchi drive.. its garbage. Backup buy a new drive and call it a day.
Any recommendations?
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Old April 28, 2011, 12:42 PM
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Any recommendations?
Seagate or Western Digital.
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Western Digital or Seagate :) in that order.
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Grab a Samsung drive while they're still Samsung...good bang for your buck IMO.

Otherwise Western Digital. I've had nothing but bad luck with Seagate.
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DL the Hitachi diagnostic tool. Run it see what it comes back with. Most likely its your HDD...BUT before you rush out and buy another hdd when in fact its NOT the hdd at fault....etc etc

If it comes back as crap yank it. RMA it. sell the replacement and buy a better hdd. WD Black or Seagate XT. Either of those two are good kit.

And guys look at the model number that is a 7K1000 1tb, if the end of those numbers are "CLA"...its the 7k1000.c version. I had nothing but probs with earlier versions but a pair of Cs are rocking along nicely in one of my NAS' soooo its not instantly crap....just most likely crap :)~
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Its a Hitatchi drive.. its garbage. Backup buy a new drive and call it a day.
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If it comes back as crap yank it. RMA it.
When I contacted them, a rep said Hitachi does not take back any OEM drives even if they were bought through retail channels.. The only way to RMA a drive that is OEM is to sent it back to where you bought it from.(so OEM manu like dell, hp, etc. or retail like ncix, newegg, etc)
Officially, they only provide warranty(to us end consumers) on the drives decked out in full packaging and whatnot, apparently. Perhaps you might get lucky and sneak an OEM one in but I would not rely on that.

Of course, we do not know where OP got this drive and if it is OEM or not. *shrug* he might still have options other than a trash can.
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From that image, it appears that nothing is wrong with the drive. The highlighted value of high magnitude is nothing to be concerned about because it isn't exactly what the left side of the table says it is. As AkG advises, run tests with other programs and make sure the seek time is normal (it should definitely be less than 32ms). Hitachi drives are not "garbage"; any drive manufacturer today is passable except for seagate 7200.11's. Only beef I have with some manufacturers such as WD is that those cheap bastards disable TLER feature (it's making me look into software raid lol).

what are these "problems" you are getting with your computer? Are they related to data corruption or system responsiveness?
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any drive manufacturer today is passable except for seagate 7200.11's.
And CudaLP drives. Those are trash too.
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