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I can't argue with that. You'll have to install third party software for that. I use Classic Shell and 7 Taskbar Tweaker to get the style and features that I want from a start menu and the taskbar.http://www.classicshell.net/http://rammichael.com/7-taskbar-tweakerI'm also using the AllSnap 1.5 beta to make Windows snap together when they get 8px close, so that they line up nicely. Helps a lot when laying out a grid of windows to work on.http://ivanheckman.com/allsnap/And...
Hehe... I'm on instant email notifications for most threads that I posted in. Although I'm busier with life now, and don't often browse these boards... if someone needs some help I'll still drop by. Migrating custom engineering software could be a challenge. I know that many older pieces of software are never updated to be compatible with newer versions of Windows... or if they are, sometimes they want you to pay thousands to upgrade to it. That's awkward, and I don't have...
Looks like Vertex 4's were da bomb... at least if you like to sleep your computer. I've still got my Crucial M4 - working well to this day. I've also rolled out a bunch of M500's, MX100's, MX200's, etc. for people and businesses; zero failures to date. I'm staying away from TLC drives (including the EVO drives), since they back themselves into a corner more easily. They should be fine for desktop use and limited multitasking, but I did manage to completely kill two more...
I'm sure that Seagate drives refuse incorrect firmware, and I'm sure that they put out updates to fix issues rather than introduce them.That makes me think that it's unrelated. Firmware update has nothing to do with that bad sector.Rest easy, claim warranty.
Not your mistake. We're in agreement that firmware won't cause a bad sector. Just typical Seagate quality. Thanks for the tip, Nukemaster! That's way more legible!
Looks like the M8BP2 is just a renamed ST1000LM024? I don't think you installed anything incorrect - unless you used some cryptic overwrite cmdline switch, it'll refuse the wrong firmware. Not very likely that the bad sector was caused by the firmware. More likely to be a drive defect.
SeaTools has a Fix All -> Long diagnostic that can be run from Windows, even on OS drives I believe? Wouldn't be a bad idea to run that as well.The latest version of SeaTools is usually listed under the downloads for a specific drive:https://apps1.seagate.com/downloads/request.htmlIf it were my own drive, I'd ultimately replace it - but my profession has advanced from a few years ago, so now I have that luxury. (I'm currently running a mixture of 512GB/1TB SSDs and WD 4TB...
What matters is the speed that your drive is picking up new bad sectors. If it sits at 1, it may not get any worse. I had some old Samsung PATA drives that picked up 2-3 almost immediately... worked for years and didn't go further. Since Seagate bought out Samsung's tech a while ago, it wouldn't surprise me if they picked up a few of the same quirks. I think you'll just have to keep an eye on it - check it every week or two to make sure it hasn't gone up.CrystalDiskInfo is...
I got the Home version + Workstation + PC Transfer Pro for $29.96 CAD. http://www.promopro.com/merchant-EaseUS-coupons-deals-22543.html Apparently a few days ago the Home version was COMPLETELY FREE for 24 hours. I missed it! Edit: http://www.todo-backup.com/giveaway/dottech-tbh.htm
I'm more interested in the Workstation version - it has a recover to dissimilar hardware feature! Costs $50 for two copies, though.
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