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Is there something wrong with this drive? What does the large dip mean? My WD Black 1TB does not have the same issue.
 
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ive had the same thing happen a few times on multiple F3's. i siimply backed up the data > reformated > restored the data and it was fine after.

what does the health tab say btw?
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just ran hd tune on my Spinpoint and it did not suffer from dips like that ,so ya as usualy do whatever Sean says biggrin.gif
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ive had the same thing happen a few times on multiple F3's. i siimply backed up the data > reformated > restored the data and it was fine after.
what does the health tab say btw?



This drive is completely full up with music/movies and I have no backup for it at the moment x_X
 
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Run it in safe mode. Could be a program is being accessed while HDD tune is running.
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the drive looks healthy from looking at the smart values. i would advise that you get a back up drive as a preemptive strike even if you just get a secondary drive to back up on preferably external. i make sure i maintain 2 back up locations one being on my rigs and the other as networked storage.. some data i use a cloud service. but i am paranoid it might seem, but safe from data loss etc..
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post #7 of 11
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the drive looks healthy from looking at the smart values. i would advise that you get a back up drive as a preemptive strike even if you just get a secondary drive to back up on preferably external. i make sure i maintain 2 back up locations one being on my rigs and the other as networked storage.. some data i use a cloud service. but i am paranoid it might seem, but safe from data loss etc..

Yeah, it's in the works, I just recently filled the disk and had to add another just for storage purposes. HDD space is so damn expensive... I am saving up for a 8TB RAID 10 array which would give me a backup and 4TB of space. Now the question is do I just bite the bullet and risk losing all my data to save up for the RAID array or spend some money now to get a backup and wait even longer to get the RAID array up and running.
 
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Samsung F3's are very sketchy drives and usually have a short lifespan from my time of owning many of them / seeing them in general. The reason for this being I believe is because Samsung never released a firmware update before they stopped producing drives. I could be wrong, but I read that the F3's are doomed to failure.

I've searched far & wide for a firmware update, but I cannot find it. It has become increasingly difficult as Samsung no longer produces drives and I believe passed it off to Seagate, which then all of the links seem to be 404'd or broken in general rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by lilraver018 View Post

Run it in safe mode. Could be a program is being accessed while HDD tune is running.
Run it in safemode before panicking. It could be software that started accessing the drive towards the end of the test, screwing with the speed and access times. I've seen Antivirus update itself or run a scan at the most inopportune times. rolleyes.gif

SMART data looks good. If safemode checks out fine, I'd say you should be looking for a software cause.
     
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the drive looks healthy from looking at the smart values. i would advise that you get a back up drive as a preemptive strike even if you just get a secondary drive to back up on preferably external. i make sure i maintain 2 back up locations one being on my rigs and the other as networked storage.. some data i use a cloud service. but i am paranoid it might seem, but safe from data loss etc..

Yeah, it's in the works, I just recently filled the disk and had to add another just for storage purposes. HDD space is so damn expensive... I am saving up for a 8TB RAID 10 array which would give me a backup and 4TB of space. Now the question is do I just bite the bullet and risk losing all my data to save up for the RAID array or spend some money now to get a backup and wait even longer to get the RAID array up and running.

your drive is healthy but full as you said.. you have a secondary drive now but need it for more storage. i think you could maybe back up the most important data onto the new drive and still have room for more storage and keep saving up for your ARRAY. just keep an eye on all drives and its not much of a risk that your drive will fail. it could go for years still but back ups are important because just never know when the drive will come problematic or just suddenly die something like a power spike for example might kill it.

if you want something to back up onto now, this would be nice drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339
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