HDD is about to fail, bad sectors...  

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  1. Posts : 115
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       #11

    Megahertz said:
    Don't waist your time. The drive is dead.
    What exactly would you do, if you was on my place, and should I replace my SATA cable when my new HDD arrives?
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       #12

    Hello @ashramnavivi,

    ashramnavivi said:
    What exactly would you do, if you was on my place, and should I replace my SATA cable when my new HDD arrives?

    I would Backup ANY files I want to keep, and then bin the Disk. It can NOT be trusted any more.
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  3. Posts : 115
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       #13

    Paul Black said:
    Hello @ashramnavivi,




    I would Backup ANY files I want to keep, and then bin the Disk. It can NOT be trusted any more.
    Alright, then that's what I'm gonna exactly do. Perhaps I will keep using it as an external HDD just to occasionally connect it through the USB and review some media files or something, if it dies I don't care if I lose the media as I don't plan on backing up 500 GB of media files that are related to games. But I will of course, back up important documents and other related files that I need.

    I bought the HDD around 9 months ago, and I remember converting it from MBR to GPT and from BIOS to UEFI so maybe that could be the cause why it got bad sectors and other stuff, but I don't know as I don't have a habit to frequently check my driver's health and other stuff.

    I heard that when it comes to HDD's, you never know how long one's gonna last, it can last for two months, for 2 years, or it can start to fail in two weeks.

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    Paul Black said:
    Hello @ashramnavivi,

    As a matter of URGENCY, I would Backup ALL your critical and important files that you can NOT afford to lose.

    Also, make sure that you have your Product Key and ALL your License Keys from the OS if you do NOT have them already.

    To Retrieve [ FREE ] any Product Keys / License Keys for any installed software use . . .

    > Belarc Advisor - Shows in your browser.
    > ShowKeyPlus - Win10.Guru - Toolkit Item.
    > Speccy - Download Page.

    I hope this helps.
    I would like to know why would I need license keys and other stuff if my system drive (SSD) is not endangered? My HDD is only a data drive so I think I'm gonna be fine if I just bin it after my new HDD arrives.
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       #14

    Hello @ashramnavivi,

    ashramnavivi said:
    I bought the HDD around 9 months ago . . .
    In that case, is it still under Warranty?

    ashramnavivi said:
    I would like to know why would I need license keys and other stuff if my system drive (SSD) is not endangered? My HDD is only a data drive so I think I'm gonna be fine if I just bin it after my new HDD arrives.
    Sorry, my fault, I thought it was your OS Disk.

    I hope this helps.
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       #15

    ashramnavivi said:
    Alright, then that's what I'm gonna exactly do. Perhaps I will keep using it as an external HDD just to occasionally connect it through the USB and review some media files or something, if it dies I don't care if I lose the media as I don't plan on backing up 500 GB of media files that are related to games. But I will of course, back up important documents and other related files that I need.

    I bought the HDD around 9 months ago, and I remember converting it from MBR to GPT and from BIOS to UEFI so maybe that could be the cause why it got bad sectors and other stuff, but I don't know as I don't have a habit to frequently check my driver's health and other stuff.

    I heard that when it comes to HDD's, you never know how long one's gonna last, it can last for two months, for 2 years, or it can start to fail in two weeks.

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    I would like to know why would I need license keys and other stuff if my system drive (SSD) is not endangered? My HDD is only a data drive so I think I'm gonna be fine if I just bin it after my new HDD arrives.
    I think you didn't understand what is the real situation: Your HDD is so damaged that you can't trust it. If you save something to it you may not be able to read it or worst, it will be corrupted.

    I would try to claim a new one under warranty or put it on the trash can.
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  6. Posts : 115
    Windows 10 Pro 2004
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       #16

    Paul Black said:
    Hello @ashramnavivi,


    In that case, its it still under Warranty?


    Sorry, my fault, I thought it was your OS Disk.

    I hope this helps.
    I believe that it's still under warranty, however; I cannot be arsed to RMA it because I bought it in a different country, it's a long story... and due to the current situation I'm not able to do all of that stuff + I have data on it and if I return it I don't want anyone access my data that's currently on that drive. I will just store it somewhere and leave it unused, I think that's the best option now. I don't really even mind because I didn't spend so much money on it, and next time I will probably buy either WD Black or WD Gold series if my new HDD also starts to fail (hopefully not)
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       #17

    Hello @ashramnavivi,

    ashramnavivi said:
    I have data on it and if I return it I don't want anyone access my data that's currently on that drive.

    You could always use Diskpart to Clean it prior to sending it back.
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  8. Posts : 115
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       #18

    Megahertz said:
    I think you didn't understand what is the real situation: Your HDD is so damaged that you can't trust it. If you save something to it you may not be able to read it or worst, it will be corrupted.

    I would try to claim a new one under warranty or put it on the trash can.
    I know it's damaged, but I'm just saying that when I stop using it, I will just store it somewhere, and I won't touch anything or delete anything off it. Hopefully if I need to access some data from it that's not important to me and that I didn't back up, I will be able to, but if not then that's fine. Of course I won't write any new data to it when my new HDD arrives though.

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    Paul Black said:
    Hello @ashramnavivi,




    You could always use Diskpart to Clean it prior to sending it back.
    You're right, but as I said it would be a long process of RMA'ing it as I didn't purchase it in the country where I reside in currently, I could give it a shot though.

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    Megahertz said:
    The disk is probably still under warranty.
    The disk drive is failing and need to be replaced ASAP.

    To run check disk on the C: drive open a CMD window as administrator and type:
    chkdsk c: /f
    It will say your disk is in use and if you want to schedule to next start = yes
    Restart

    I personally only buy WD first grade line like WD gold
    This is what I'm prolly gonna do, but I'm not sure how long is it gonna take on a semi full HDD and it's size is 2TB, also I'm kinda scared to run this and not sure should I run chkdsk /r /f D: or just chkdsk /f D: , I know it's gonna be a long process (not less than 3-4 hours for sure, maybe even longer... which is why I'm gonna unplug the HDD and plug to another PC and run CHKDSK from there)

    Another thing I wanted to point out is that my SATA cable might be causing all of these corrupted files as I think it's kinda faulty so I will try to replace the cable and run surface test again and CHDSK, but I doubt that's gonna change anything...

    Again, I'm really happy that you guys helped me and replied so many times & gave me good advices.
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  9. Posts : 18,042
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       #19

    Hello @ashramnavivi,

    ashramnavivi said:
    Another thing I wanted to point out is that my SATA cable might be causing all of these corrupted files . . .
    It wouldn't hurt to replace it, for piece of mind.

    ashramnavivi said:
    Again, I'm really happy that you guys helped me and replied so many times & gave me good advices.
    You are VERY welcome.
    If you are happy with the solution, please mark this thread as Solved.
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  10. Posts : 115
    Windows 10 Pro 2004
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       #20

    Paul Black said:
    Hello @ashramnavivi,


    It wouldn't hurt to replace it, for piece of mind.


    You are VERY welcome.
    If you are happy with the solution, please mark this thread as Solved.
    I will mark it as solved within 24 hours period after I hear input and opinions of a few more people
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