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Re: Hard drive runs like crap
12/15/12 11:45 PM


> Well I'm looking for free utilities only. If I was going to pay money I could just
> get another drive.

Agree with lharms here, the best utility to examine SMART data that I've seen is Speedfan: http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
It has a cool feature where it lets you upload your SMART data to an online database, and it shows you how your drive is doing compared to other drives of the same make and model. If someone else has uploaded their results of course.

For bad sector scanning/marking you definitely want to use the manufacturer's own diagnostic tools. They're usually faster than generic tools as well. It's too bad you don't have anywhere to store your data because once bad sectors are found and marked it's better to re-format the drive. Depending on what's wrong with the drive, running manufacturer's test-and-fix tools means losing data. Of course you never know what data you'll lose, yay.

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* Hard drive runs like crap SmitdoggAdministrator 12/09/12 11:14 PM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap Lord Nightmare  12/10/12 07:15 AM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap SmitdoggAdministrator  12/10/12 07:19 AM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap Lord Nightmare  12/10/12 09:26 AM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap DMala  12/10/12 07:24 PM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap SmitdoggAdministrator  12/10/12 07:25 PM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap DMala  12/10/12 08:41 PM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap SmitdoggAdministrator  12/10/12 08:44 PM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap Lord Nightmare  12/11/12 06:01 AM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap redk9258  12/11/12 12:00 AM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap Naoki  12/11/12 01:51 AM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap redk9258  12/10/12 06:21 AM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap SmitdoggAdministrator  12/10/12 06:28 AM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap Dullaron  12/10/12 04:00 PM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap redk9258  12/10/12 12:57 PM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap Sune  12/15/12 11:40 PM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap redk9258  12/10/12 12:59 PM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap SmitdoggAdministrator  12/10/12 06:05 PM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap italieAdministrator  12/11/12 06:57 AM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap B2K24  12/11/12 07:16 AM
. * That's not fair URherenow  12/11/12 04:44 AM
. * Re: That's not fair SmitdoggAdministrator  12/11/12 04:46 AM
. * Re: That's not fair B2K24  12/11/12 04:55 AM
. * Re: That's not fair SmitdoggAdministrator  12/11/12 05:00 AM
. * Re: That's not fair Dullaron  12/11/12 08:18 AM
. * Re: That's not fair SmitdoggAdministrator  12/11/12 08:21 AM
. * Re: That's not fair URherenow  12/11/12 08:06 AM
. * Re: That's not fair SmitdoggAdministrator  12/11/12 08:13 AM
. * Re: That's not fair redk9258  12/11/12 05:18 AM
. * Re: That's not fair SmitdoggAdministrator  12/11/12 05:29 AM
. * Re: That's not fair Sune  12/15/12 11:31 PM
. * Re: That's not fair B2K24  12/15/12 08:22 AM
. * Re: That's not fair B2K24  12/11/12 05:18 AM
. * Re: That's not fair URherenow  12/11/12 04:49 AM
. * Re: That's not fair SmitdoggAdministrator  12/11/12 04:51 AM
. * Re: That's not fair Sune  12/15/12 11:35 PM
. * Re: That's not fair jeremymtc  12/11/12 05:37 AM
. * Re: That's not fair SmitdoggAdministrator  12/11/12 06:05 AM
. * Re: That's not fair krick  12/11/12 09:26 AM
. * Re: That's not fair B2K24  12/11/12 06:36 AM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap italieAdministrator  12/10/12 07:06 AM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap SmitdoggAdministrator  12/10/12 07:10 AM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap italieAdministrator  12/10/12 07:23 AM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap SmitdoggAdministrator  12/10/12 07:27 AM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap italieAdministrator  12/10/12 12:01 AM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap jopezu  12/10/12 06:15 PM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap SmitdoggAdministrator  12/10/12 12:04 AM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap B2K24  12/10/12 04:12 AM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap SmitdoggAdministrator  12/10/12 04:21 AM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap Sune  12/15/12 11:45 PM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap B2K24  12/09/12 11:49 PM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap SmitdoggAdministrator  12/10/12 05:51 AM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap B2K24  12/10/12 06:05 AM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap SmitdoggAdministrator  12/10/12 06:39 PM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap B2K24  12/10/12 07:14 PM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap SmitdoggAdministrator  12/10/12 07:27 PM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap SmitdoggAdministrator  12/10/12 07:30 PM
. * Re: Hard drive runs like crap lharms  12/11/12 03:18 PM

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