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Old 20-04-09, 12:25 AM
Curtis Curtis is offline
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My 7200.12 is nearly dead!

Hi all!

I recently purchaced 2 7200.12 500gb drives. I thought i had just baught the latest and greatest of the 7200 range but boy was i wrong!

I got them home, Installed them(No RAID) put vista on one and a couple of files on the other, And i was really happy of the performance of these drives,

Until I opened up Hard Drive Inspector! It reports one of them just about on its last legs and the other with a couple of percent off the reliability!!!!

HOW CAN THIS BE!

If anyone can fill me in on this very strange situation i would gladly appreciate it!

I have included a screenshot of Hard Drive Inspector's report.

Oh, and Hard Drive Inspector's build info is here:

Version 2.90, build #467 April 11, 2008

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!
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Old 20-04-09, 01:36 PM
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I'd say it's RMA time... Sounds like a bad drive.
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Old 20-04-09, 01:38 PM
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+1...at least you have a spare drive to stick everything on for the minute
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Old 20-04-09, 03:33 PM
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Just gave the free edition a whirl, apparently my drive no1 has 57% on everything? These Seagates are troublesum! I don't know if it is true, it doesn't perform any tests when loading up. I reckon it's a bit biast
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Old 20-04-09, 03:51 PM
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See what speedfan/everest/other SMART capable utilities say first. Software is good a lying too you...
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Old 20-04-09, 04:10 PM
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I swear Seagate's have some of the most unreliable disks on the market. Maybe just me?
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Old 20-04-09, 04:15 PM
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seems it to me too =/
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Old 20-04-09, 04:20 PM
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My Seagate is running fine.

Though it's not a 7200.12

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Ah crap.

I went into my Seagate hard drive and it failed on me.
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Old 20-04-09, 05:01 PM
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Has the drive given you any issues? I know that new HDDs need time before they hit their maximum performance.

Like a cars engine.
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Old 20-04-09, 08:20 PM
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I never knew that.

I've had one Seagate fail on me (due to firmware issues) but to be honest, I've had one go for five years before I replaced it with a SATA drive but it would most probably still run to this day! They're fantastic drives but at the moment they're not performing well. Kind of wish I went with some Sammy's or a pair of WD's!
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