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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

no prob, however, like every PC build make sure you always have a backup plan just in case and monitor the SMART data every now and then. thumb.gif

Haha, if I've learned nothing else through building rigs it's been your first suggestion, good advice. Of all the things I monitor I never thought to regularly monitor SMART data, that will tell me when to replace a hard drive, thanks again.
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Originally Posted by Blaze0303 View Post

I have a cavi blue do the exact same thing and I thought it was toast. But I did what Sean said and reformated it and it was good to go. Still chugging along with 9000+ hours.
Just recently I encountered a drive that crashed chkdsk due to how fragmented it was. When looking at it in Defraggler, the entire thing was yellow blocks. I gather the MFT or USN journal or some other NTFS junk somehow got split into several million pieces. The solution was to copy the ~58,900 files off the drive and reformat, then copy them back. That dropped the number of index entries from a staggering 10's of millions back down to roughly the number of files on the drive.

Performance was quite bad before the format. Installing a windows update took about an hour. After formatting it took perhaps 3-4 minutes. (It was an old computer.)
     
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