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Thanks once again. My hard drive arrives in 2hrs biggrin.gif

Recommendations on the size of the Allocation table, or something important I'm forgetting?
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my first WD1002FAEX i bought was bad, smart errors and bad sectors, now I have to RMA through WD (dont wanna rma through newegg, it's a pain)
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Thanks once again. My hard drive arrives in 2hrs biggrin.gif

Recommendations on the size of the Allocation table, or something important I'm forgetting?
Default options work best. Don't change anything when formatting, except perhaps the volume label.
     
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140 reallocated sectors, should I RMA it?
I've just got it.

I was glad when the PC recognised it as a drive after DOA horror stores I've read tongue.gif
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your fine, it is the data column that you need to worry about, it is 0 so your drive is healthy and no need to RMA smile.gif
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Lol I didn't read it properly, now I feel stupid tongue.gif
Thanks for the headsup thumb.gif

Running an extended SMART test right now, before I start unloading onto it biggrin.gif



Got this result, loading up the drive tonight thumb.gif
Edited by amd955be5670 - 12/2/12 at 4:37am
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Looks like you're good to go. thumb.gif

I generally run one more extended SMART test a few hundred hours into the drive's life. Some drives fail early, at about 400 power on hours. If it passes again around then, it'll probably last a while. smile.gif
     
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post #38 of 60
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I'll probably run another extended test around Christmas, that good?

And now that I've got a backup solution, how to deal with my old hard drive? (seagate one, 692 bad sectors)
I'm thinking I'll have to run extended tests on SeaTools?
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I'll probably run another extended test around Christmas, that good?

And now that I've got a backup solution, how to deal with my old hard drive? (seagate one, 692 bad sectors)
I'm thinking I'll have to run extended tests on SeaTools?
Well, since your drive is still under warranty, you should RMA it. smile.gif With that many reallocated sectors, you're allowed to RMA regardless of whether it passes or fails the extended test. It's clearly degrading fast. tongue.gif

http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/support/seatools/seatools-test-codes.html
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Failed other diagnostic tools, I'm confident it is a bad drive
If it makes you feel better you can run an extended/long test with SeaTools. It'll probably fail. But if it doesn't, just use the self-serve failure code.
     
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Alright got ally my data on the black and have deserted the sea drive for now. Proceeding with RMA next week after exams this week.

The copying speed was 64~74~80mb/s. I kinda expected more (126Mb/s maybe?)
But still its faster than my sea drive which is 22~29Mb/s. Kinda hoping to see some improvements while gaming (even though I know there are bound to be none)

Oh and on another note, my HDMI cable isn't working anymore, downsampling destroyed it. The perfect time to go out of order so that I study rolleyes.gif

My head is literally spinning after reading all those rules of RMA. Seagate seem to be VERY strict with RMA. Kinda makes me feel bad because I purchased this 1Tb back in 2011 jan blindly.

I'll post my success with RMA after I get everything sorted out, which might be in jan because moar exams end of this month frown.gif

Edit:
Looks like it passed the long generic test headscratch.gif



I hope this doesn't complicate things.

Edit 2:
Its got 694 bad sectors now rolleyes.gif
Definitely RMA, full force thumb.gif
Edited by amd955be5670 - 12/3/12 at 4:59pm
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