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I have a 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 that is 73% full. I got this result in HD Tune and I am worried that there is something wrong with my drive. Is there?
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post #2 of 7
is this the drive you have your OS on as well? And take a screenshot of your "health" tab
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post #3 of 7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mwl5apv View Post

is this the drive you have your OS on as well? And take a screenshot of your "health" tab

This is what it shows. Seems there is something wrong with my SATA cable.

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post #4 of 7
I would swap out cables and keep an eye on that number to see if it increases. If it stays the same you should be fine(I ran into the same error with a bad cable). If it continues to go up, I would suspect the drive. And as for the dips in performance during the benchmark in the first post. Assuming the drive is your OS drive(since its the only one listed in your rig specs) You will see low spikes like that because of tasks windows has running. Even the smallest amount of reads/writes during the benchmark will give you those results. At least from my experiences.
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post #5 of 7
Can you run the same test in safemode? (Tap F8 while booting)

With a graph like that, you either have a failing drive or tons of background software running. That SMART data looks okay, so... safemode is the easiest way to rule out (or in) other software interfering. smile.gif
     
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post #6 of 7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kramy View Post

Can you run the same test in safemode? (Tap F8 while booting)
With a graph like that, you either have a failing drive or tons of background software running. That SMART data looks okay, so... safemode is the easiest way to rule out (or in) other software interfering. smile.gif

Safe mode test with new SATA cable.

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post #7 of 7
Your drive looks fine. You just have a heck of a lot of software accessing it. That's what's dragging down your benchmarks, and that might be causing your computer to feel slow.

You can figure out more with tools like Process Explorer:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653

Set it up to show read/write columns, then watch them for a while to see which numbers go up the fastest. You can also click on the graph to get a graphical view. It should help pinpoint which process is consuming most of your I/O - then you can search google (or your computer) and pinpoint the culprit software. thumb.gif
     
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