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#1 thatguyandrew1992

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 21:23

Hey all!
I posted some images of some hdd scans, and I think the hdd that has my c drive might be bad. Its read speed is so lowww compared to the other 2 drives. My computer is so slow!! Are there any other factors that could make the read slow, that I should check for?

http://imgur.com/a/qQkvH#2

Thanks!


#2 Arceles

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 21:30

SMART?

#3 OP thatguyandrew1992

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 22:30

SMART?

I'm not familiar with that, but I've seen it before. Is that a type of scan?

#4 xendrome

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 22:31

Get CrystalDiskInfo and post a screenshot.

#5 OP thatguyandrew1992

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:59

http://i.imgur.com/2GGJh.png

#6 +warwagon

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:16

Looks like the sector relocation count has been flagged, meaning the drive is swapping out bad sectors for good ones. May want to start backing your stuff up.

#7 +Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:19

Yep. She's dead, Jim. Better get a new HD, and soon! SMART=Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology. It's supposed to warn you if your drive is headed south...wait, why is this in bold? LOL! I'd suggest, investing in a new HDD sometime soon...and I mean SOON.

#8 OP thatguyandrew1992

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:07

Well damn. Thanks guys!

When I get a new drive can I clone the old one to the new one without problems?

#9 WaveZero

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:14

I recommend you clone it now or backup your important files! The HDD won't wait for you to get a new one, it can die anytime...

#10 OP thatguyandrew1992

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:21

Everything is backed up! Backs up to internals, skydrive and mesh onto my laptop. :D

I just want to verify, it WILL be safe to clone this bad hdd to a new hdd?

#11 Arceles

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 16:53

Yes it will be safe... as long as you can actually clone it. My last hard drive had the same symptoms and began accumulating a lot of errors in smart, it didn't died at all but it was getting very slow, so taking a backup of my win7 partition proven to take the whole night, still after recovery it was perfect.

#12 OP thatguyandrew1992

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 17:09

Yes it will be safe... as long as you can actually clone it. My last hard drive had the same symptoms and began accumulating a lot of errors in smart, it didn't died at all but it was getting very slow, so taking a backup of my win7 partition proven to take the whole night, still after recovery it was perfect.

Okay cool

Thanks for the help everyone!



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