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Bad Harddrive?

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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!

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SMART?

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[quote name='Arceles' timestamp='1353015051' post='595323362']
SMART?
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I'm not familiar with that, but I've seen it before. Is that a type of scan?

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Get CrystalDiskInfo and post a screenshot.

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

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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.

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Yep. She's dead, Jim. Better get a new HD, and soon! SMART=[b]Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology.[/b][b] 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.[/b]

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Well damn. Thanks guys!

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

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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...

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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?

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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.

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[quote name='Arceles' timestamp='1353084792' post='595325406']
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.
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Okay cool

Thanks for the help everyone!

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