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Hey again,

I just got my new 7200.11 750GB Seagate drive to use as an external backup and I did a scan with Hard Drive Inspector and got the following results.




This is pretty scary for my first Seagate drive (44% reliability) and I also noticed that my brand new Seagate is showing a 93% reliability. I am going to replace the 500GB Seagate very soon but with regard to my new 750GB Seagate should I be worried??
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post #2 of 7
SMART isn't always accurate. I've seen customers computers with SMART warnings on POST and the drive still functioned fine months later.

Although it is very helpful, like any software, it can be wrong.
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As a precaution ive been backing up the 500GB Seagate for the past 3 hours, which is most likely why the 750 is running so hot. But shouldnt a brand new drive be showing 100% reliabilty?
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Originally Posted by XxMakoEnergyxX View Post
As a precaution ive been backing up the 500GB Seagate for the past 3 hours, which is most likely why the 750 is running so hot. But shouldnt a brand new drive be showing 100% reliabilty?
One would think, but it wouldn't be the first time I've received a malfunctioning drive even though it was brand new.
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If you want a bunch of utilities to check your Hard drive get a hold of Hirens boot CD. I use SMART UDMA reader quite often which reads the errors/reallocated sectors and seconds to display the SMART errors if any. If I find anything bad I use spinrite for diagnostics but it takes a VERY long time. A low level format will fix the reallocated sectors most times, but theres still a chance it will fail down the road. My opinion is to catch these types of things early and before you fill it up full of data and it fails down the road, possibly causing you to lose important files.
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Thanks. Downloading now, ill give it a shot
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The worst part is your system being down while running the diagnostics. I use a spare system most times to hook up the drive to run the diagnostics. I have had a few (not many) systems where the driver will not load properly being that the drives were SATA and it doesn't support the motherboards SATA controller but like I said, very few. Hirens version 9.5 is the latest I think.
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