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  1. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,198
    Windows 10 IoT
       12 Sep 2015 #21

    It's a Seagate Momentus laptop drive. http://www.seagate.com/ca/en/support...oads/seatools/
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 18
    Windows 10
       12 Sep 2015 #22

    I've already ran the tool (Fix all fast and Fix all long have failed), so it seams that hdd is responsible. Is that fixable (I mean is there any option beside buying new hdd or ssd)? Thank you for your time.
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  3. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,198
    Windows 10 IoT
       12 Sep 2015 #23

    No, you need to replace it. What did it report? Bad sectors? It's been my experience that once the drive starts showing bad sectors it just goes down hill from there. Those mechanical drives wear out. If you can afford it get an SSD. Solid State drives are much much faster that a spinner drive. Especially a 5400 RPM laptop drive. They generate less heat save power. They also take bumps and jolts without missing a beat. No moving parts.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 18
    Windows 10
       12 Sep 2015 #24

    Yes, bad sectors (Linux warned me about 51 of them, but.. I mean 51 didn't seem a lot of because that number did not alter for 6+ months). So, ok.. could you just inform me about average SSD price (SSD that is, sort of, worth of mentioning) and give a peace of advice about it. Thank you so much!
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    I'm in the ghetto
    Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       12 Sep 2015 #25

    Hi

    Wanted to mention that you can also have the sectors marked as bad so that Windows will not write to them. You do that by doing a full format of your hdd instead of a quick format. That should speed things up if you wanted to do a fresh install

    However (why is there always a but involved), that would only be a sticking plaster solution. A temporary fix. A holding pattern. The hard drive may deteriorate further and ultimately fail. It is something for you to consider, although it also something I would recommend against doing.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 18
    Windows 10
       12 Sep 2015 #26

    I don't like flasters in these cases. I will use pc only when I have to until I get new ssd. Thank you
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 839
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro
       12 Sep 2015 #27

    Seagate drives used to be among the very best consumer drives available, then they took a nosedive. I had two spinners fail me in the span of 6 months and both were Seagates. Once you start failing the Seagate SW tests, you need to replace the drive ASAP! Yeah, it could last several more months -- or, it could fail completely the next day -- as mine did!
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  8. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 355
    Windows 10 Home x64
       12 Sep 2015 #28

    infitiatio said: View Post
    Yes, bad sectors (Linux warned me about 51 of them, but.. I mean 51 didn't seem a lot of because that number did not alter for 6+ months). So, ok.. could you just inform me about average SSD price (SSD that is, sort of, worth of mentioning) and give a peace of advice about it. Thank you so much!
    Here's a link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tem=20-147-372 It's a Samsung 250G for $99, not suggesting you buy this one, just giving an example of what's available and a price. I've got two Samsung EVO 120G SSD and am happy with them.
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 18
    Windows 10
       12 Sep 2015 #29

    Thank you all.
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  10. Joined : May 2015
    Oakville
    Posts : 21
    XP/7/8.1/10 PRO 10586
       12 Sep 2015 #30

    Damn you Canadian dollar. $36 more for the exact same drive. SMH, and 15% TAX.
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