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Originally Posted by nbmjhk6 View Post
troll...
I have had Seagates in ALL of my comps since windows 95. All of them are still working fine to this day....
Hmmm all that time and you never had a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 with the 0 LBA error or BSY error ???
LUCKY YOU !!! because I sure have

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Originally Posted by Hysteria~ View Post
That's Seagate for you.
YEP ... +1

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Bobi,

your Seagate Barracuda ST31000340AS IS a 7200.11 model ... know wonder ... it's a TRASH DRIVE and is widely KNOWN to have Firmware Issues ... I had 2 and it took forever to resolve ... I'd either NOT use it as anything more than a paperweight, OR you're going to have to UNBRICK it before long ... see link http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...-fix-pics.html

Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 7/28/11 at 6:09pm
   
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post #12 of 32
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I'll ask my dad if he can RMA it but i really really doubt it...
And i'm using it as my dual windows boot now , and i'm running on it at the moment , so the disk cannot go to sleep , because it's being accessed... i guess...
Oh and crystaldisk and hdtune reports same thing - i'll attach a pic
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post #13 of 32
Definitely RMA. Brand new shouldn't come to you with bad sectors, let alone 44. But, before you RMA you need to run different software to verify the read is correct. HD Sentinel is grabbing the SMART data reporting, try MHDD, HD Tune (freeware), use Seagate Seatools in DOS mode (bootable ISO you can download/create), etc.

If it really has 44 bad sectors and you run a long DST test in Seatools, it'll probably fail that. That is definitely grounds for RMA and don't let them charge you the shipping costs....
    
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post #14 of 32
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I'll ask my dad if he can RMA it but i really really doubt it...
And i'm using it as my dual windows boot now , and i'm running on it at the moment , so the disk cannot go to sleep , because it's being accessed... i guess...
Oh and crystaldisk and hdtune reports same thing - i'll attach a pic
44 sectors is still within "good health" perimeters set by Seagate. Use Seatools by seagate and test the drive. It will tell you if it should be RMA'd or not.
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post #15 of 32
I still have a 7200.11 drive that works. *knock on wood*
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okay well there's this program HDD regenerator which apparently fixes bad sectors... should I even give it a try?
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post #17 of 32
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okay well there's this program HDD regenerator which apparently fixes bad sectors... should I even give it a try?
Try Seatools test's first. If it passes then don't bother RMA'ing it at this point. If it doesnt pass then you may as well give it a try.
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Is it normal for these type of drives to click when they power on or off? If my hdd is powered off due to power saving and I access it ther is a 2 second pause then a very audible click. For a while I was also getting exceeds threshold values from smart, but those disappeared. The drive otherwise seems fine.
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Looks like a goner. :3
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It's probably because your Dad thought it was new but in fact not...
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