: It appears that the HDD is having mechanical problems. I suggest replacing it.
- Read Error Rate: 7
Indicates minor difficulty reading the HDD media.
- Recalibration Retries: 38 (hex 26)
Indicates a possibly serious media/head/motor problem.
- Write Error Rate: 8
Indicates possibly failing HDD media, data write verification failed 8 times.
- Load/Unload Retry Count: 38 (hex 26)
Indicates a possibly serious media/head/motor problem (HDD probably made click-of-death 38 times).
Originally Posted by ladcrooks
is Defraggler ok to use for HDD health?
Where "OK to use for HDD health" = "Read SMART data", yes, Defraggler has a good SMART readout. It is, however, one of the worst defragmenters available (along with Auslogics and IOBit SmartDefrag). I recommend CrystalDiskInfo simply because it is small, light, and can read SMART information on several systems that other programs (like HDDScan/HwInfo/CPUID HWMonitor) can't read for some reason.
Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald
No. Many people (including me) have had problems using it with Win 7. Win 7's native defragging utility works just fine.
Yes, the Windows built-in defragmenter is better than many other available (and unfortunately popular) defragmenters.
Edited by Techie007 - 1/8/14 at 11:06am