Windows 10: User friendly way to test SSD HD
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What about some software, as mentioned above, to at least give you a preliminary look at what the condition is?
There's SSDlife Free 2.5.82, that's free (obviously). It will show a basic condition report. Another better option is Hard Disk Sentinel. I'm not sure what the price is, but they might have a 'try before you buy' option. They were giving it away for a day the other week at no charge, so I was able to grab a copy. It is impressive.
SSD Life (Free)
Hard Disk Sentinel
It appears its my data file rather than the OCD SSD that's faulty? This is backed up twice to 2 external HD's so fone there. Worth reformatting it?
This one can give you somewhat better understanding about SMART values Download DiskSmartView - MajorGeeks
Yes, that Western Digital spinning drive does not look good. The SSD looks OK.
You can do the disconnect test, just disconnect the WD drive, to see if it clears up the bluescreen errors.
You could also run Error Checking on the drive to see if it can recover some of the bad sectors.
Drive Error Checking in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
But I must warn you that a spinning hard drive that is showing that many bad sectors is a drive well on it's way out. You DEFINITELY want to be sure you have backed up all the data on that drive, and if you have not done so do it immediately - before any testing or attempts at repair.
You also want to start thinking: replacement drive.
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