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  1.    3 Weeks Ago #11
    Join Date : Apr 2017
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    There is a free or trial edition for HD Sentinel. Use the trial edition.
    When we evaluate drives the following studies are typically performed by one or more software applications:
    SMART
    Error scan
    Health Scan
    Benchmark
    Short and long generic
    chkdsk /x /r
    These are usually accomplished with:
    HD Tune
    HD Sentinel
    Crystal Disk
    Sea Tools for Windows

    There are many other alternatives to HD Tune. The software listed above are the ones we typically use in the BSOD forum.

    CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World:


    CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World


    Download Center - Crystal Dew World


    Software - Crystal Dew World


    HD Tune: http://www.hdtune.com/


    Hard Disk Sentinel - HDD health and temperature monitoring: Hard Disk Sentinel - HDD health and temperature monitoring

    These are some others:

    Scan and Check Bad Sectors on hard disk drives.

    Software and Firmware Downloads | WD Support


    Disk Benchmark Software | ATTO
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #12
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 392
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks!

    I'm trying to find the correct version of SeaTools from Seagate to download.

    Is this the correct link to download?
    http://www.seagate.com/support/downl...ls-win-master/

    EDIT:
    I've already got HD Tune installed and running, but it's only the free version and not HD Tune Pro.
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  3.    3 Weeks Ago #13
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Posts : 8,739
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    That link looks good.
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #14
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,010
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    HDD Sentinel is given away free from time to time.
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  5.    3 Weeks Ago #15
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 392
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    NEW SERIOUS PROBLEM: Is my hard drive dying?

    Hey guys, I didn't want to waste forum space so I didn't create a new thread, but I really need help.

    I've noticed that whenever my hard drive is under full load it can only reach 50% in Task Manager's column that's titled "Disk" and it can't reach 100%.

    Does this mean my hard drive is about to die?
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  6.    3 Weeks Ago #16
    Join Date : Apr 2017
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    Please post the results of the drive tests.
    1) surface or error scan
    2) health, or SMART
    3) benchmark
    4) long generic
    5) chkdsk /x /f /r
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  7.    3 Weeks Ago #17
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 392
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I just ran a "Quick scan" using HD Tune 2.55 (free version) and it reported no errors.

    I'm trying to run a scan using "SeaTools" now.

    Thanks!

    EDIT:
    I had some issues with SeaTools so I'll try it later.

    I'm going to run a scan using Windows 10's inbuilt app called "Error Checking" as specified here in Option 2: Drive Error Checking in Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

    EDIT 2:

    I just finished running a scan using Window 10's inbuilt app "Error Checking" and it said it completed the scan and didn't find any errors, but during the scan it said it had 2 hours remaining, but then 1 minute later it said that the scan was completed...??? I ran the scan again and it did the same thing...........

    What does this mean?
    Last edited by NiceAndShy; 3 Weeks Ago at 06:23.
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  8.    3 Weeks Ago #18
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 392
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    SeaTools just finished a "ShortDST" scan and it says "FAIL" in red writing...

    I also rebooted my PC to see if that would make a difference, but it didn't as the "Disk" column in Task Manager can only reach 50%.

    EDIT:

    What should I do now?

    EDIT2:
    I just checked and ShortDST stands for "Short Drive Self Test"

    EDIT3:
    SeaTools just finished running a "Short Generic" test and it says "Pass" in green writing.
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  9.    3 Weeks Ago #19
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    For all tests please post images into the thread.
    For HD tune please post images of
    1) health scan
    2) benchmarks
    3) full error scan
    For Sea Tools for Windows please post images of
    1) SMART
    2) short and long generic
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  10.    3 Weeks Ago #20
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 392
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    Thread Starter

    Okay sure.

    I'm running the Long Test in SeaTools now, but it's only at 18%.

    I'm not sure what you mean by posting an image of the Short and Long Generic Tests in SeaTools because AFAIK at the end of the test it only displays "PASS" or "FAIL"?

    Thanks!
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