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post #11 of 14
Have you checked to see that the usb-connector isn't the problem? I have a external HDD that works perfectly fine, but dropped out from time to time because there's something wrong with the port in the external cabinet. I just took it out of the case and bought a new one.
post #12 of 14
    @GameBoy: 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).
 
 
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Originally Posted by ladcrooks View Post

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. smile.gif
 
 
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Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post

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. thumb.gif
 
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post #13 of 14
Checked out CrystalDiskInfo - seems to have a lot bad reviews, spyware malware

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post #14 of 14
    Hmm.  I've never had any problems with it, and I would be the first one to complain if I noticed any spyware or adware.  I have always downloaded the standard edition directly from the official site.  It is also my policy to always click [Deny] when my firewall indicates that an installer wants to connect to the Internet.  However, I just installed the newest version of CrystalDiskInfo on this PC, and "rundll32" wanted to connect to the Internet several times.  Checking in Process Explorer, its command line had something about "OpenCandy"—not good.

    Thank you for the heads up.  Since I realize that not everyone has a firewall like mine (and that they might click [Allow] even if they did), I will now be linking to this Softpedia page for CrystalDiskInfo.  I just now verified that the portable edition they have there is spyware/adware free.  CrystalDiskInfo itself is spyware/adware free.  It is the installer that is suspicious. thumb.gif
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