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Hey guys, i just received my Seagate 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB hdd and started running some tests first thing. I checked a few google links and it appears this is a common thing but i wanted to get some expert opinions from my favorite site about why it does this and how safe this is! smile.gif

1. So first thing i did after formatting the drive to GPT (thats right right? not MBR) was to check it in HD Tune Pro and it reported a seek error rate of 510, then after running a very short 40gb benchmark that jumped to over 1600.

2. Its also got lots of Raw Read Error Rate.

2. I'm now in the process of running an error scan in hd tune pro with it set to sectors rather than gb. Google offered no info on which to choose. Whats the dif?

3. Well actually the first thing i tried to do was run Seatools off a bootable disc i made but it wont detect the seagate drive. Detects fine in bios and windows obviously. My only guess is that its because its 1 of 4 hdds i have installed and its on sata port 4. If that is indeed the case id seriously rather not unplug all the other drives in there to run the test. Is HD Tune Pro test sufficient? It has no OS on it nor any other files yet so nothing should be using it.

Look forward to your responses thanks!




PS: On a side note i am extremely happy with the speed of this drive. Although I only ran a 40gb test quick it still shows good improvement. My samsung f3s which i always heard to be some of the fastest drives (at least for their time, not too long ago) benchmark an average speed of 110 mbs and access time of 15-18ms. While this seagate benched something like 170-180 mbs and seek of 8ms. Wow nice improvement smile.gif
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