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January 4, 2014 10:11:33 AM

Seagate 1TB Hdd...What do you think the prob might be?...
I bought it like 50 days back and it ran fine for a month. But for the past 2 weeks or so the following problem seems to occur:-
When I open the drive form MY Comp and even single-click on a folder it takes about 5-10 secs to highlight and then selecting another folder does the same. However, this problem mostly disappears after happening twice or thrice though not completely.
Also every time I launch Dishonored from that drive it takes a minute to start and also the status led on the case doesn't glow up brightly like it does while starting even a game like civ5 but its almost so dull and fluctuating really fast. This doesnt happen with other games in that drive but Dishonored started up fast when I installed it like before 2 weeks or so.

Problem because of the game or the drive itself? Also I will try reinstalling game in my older 5400rpm drive (which btw is perfectly fine for 4 year) tomorrow and update you.

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a b G Storage
January 4, 2014 10:14:34 AM

it seems to be the drive failing
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a c 133 G Storage
January 4, 2014 10:21:59 AM

run hdtune read the drive smart info. run a drive fitness tool. on your rig run malware and hitman pro scan to rule out virus or malware.
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January 4, 2014 10:31:27 AM

nickbachu said:
it seems to be the drive failing


Can you tell for sure? In that case I need to copy all the contents to the other then! :ouch:  Could it have been because of me? First time I installed something new on my own in my 4yr pc :D 
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January 4, 2014 10:40:36 AM

smorizio said:
run hdtune read the drive smart info. run a drive fitness tool. on your rig run malware and hitman pro scan to rule out virus or malware.


I dloaded DiskCheckup because HDtune trail has already expired. I had it after installing the new disk. But now what do I check? Status for all parameters are OK
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a b G Storage
January 4, 2014 3:46:14 PM

im totally sure about that but backup would be nice incase it does fail has happen to me 1 week old drive and it just fails
but i recommend that you try that hdtune program to to know for sure
you can also use speed fan to read the S.M.A.R.T Featues
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a c 252 G Storage
January 4, 2014 4:00:43 PM

Your best diagnostic program is Seagate's "SeaTools for Windows" http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-...
D/L, install and run the "SMART Check", "Short Drive Self Test", "Short Generic Test" and "Long Generic Test". If your HDD passes all of the above tests, your problem lies elsewhere. If the HDD fails any test, you will be issued a code with which you can apply for an RMA, assuming that the HDD is still within warranty.

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January 5, 2014 2:45:20 AM

nickbachu said:
im totally sure about that but backup would be nice incase it does fail has happen to me 1 week old drive and it just fails
but i recommend that you try that hdtune program to to know for sure
you can also use speed fan to read the S.M.A.R.T Featues


Holy crap the transfer rate for that drive is at 4MB/s :ouch: :ouch: :??: 
even my older hdd gets an avg of 90MB/s and if I remember correctly this drive scored around 190s I believe.

Also Access Time is 15.8ms, Burst Rate is 4MB/s, CPU usage 58.1%....For the Older Drive
Access Time is 17ms, Burst Rate is 169.3MB/s, CPU usage 7.6%...
Dat Burst Rate and Transfer Rate?!!? :pt1cable: 
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a b G Storage
January 5, 2014 10:22:59 AM

that is signs of a failing drive i recommend you do a rma or return the drive
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a c 252 G Storage
January 5, 2014 1:02:47 PM

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that is signs of a failing drive i recommend you do a rma or return the drive


Yes, these are signs of a failing drive, BUT, Seagate will not issue an RMA until you or someone capable has run their diagnostic software and the software has provided a Seagate error code!

Follow the instructions that I posted above and run Seagate's "SeaTools for Windows" to confirm beyond any doubt that the drive is defective.

Yogi
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January 6, 2014 3:50:34 AM

Y0GI said:
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that is signs of a failing drive i recommend you do a rma or return the drive


Yes, these are signs of a failing drive, BUT, Seagate will not issue an RMA until you or someone capable has run their diagnostic software and the software has provided a Seagate error code!

Follow the instructions that I posted above and run Seagate's "SeaTools for Windows" to confirm beyond any doubt that the drive is defective.

Yogi


Plot Twist! That disk performs exceptionally fine when I boot up Win 7. I have both Xp and 7 but the problem occurs only in XP. Even the same game that takes more than a minute to load a save file takes just 2 seconds on win7 :pt1cable: 


Transfer Rate from HD Tune are:
XP- 4MB/s :ouch: 
Win7- 195MB/s :bounce: 
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a b G Storage
January 6, 2014 9:41:49 AM

im not sure it could just be windows xp not optimized for a drive like that and you should be using windows 7 anyway because Microsoft is discontinuing support for windows xp
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a c 252 G Storage
January 6, 2014 12:04:08 PM

Try updating yourXP chipset drivers.

Yogi
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a c 252 G Storage
January 6, 2014 12:07:11 PM

Is XP even supported by that MB?
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a b G Storage
January 6, 2014 1:27:08 PM

i think that would make it worse
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a c 252 G Storage
January 6, 2014 2:45:05 PM

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i think that would make it worse


Why do you say that?

Yogi
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a b G Storage
January 6, 2014 4:50:29 PM

because newer updates will be more for windows 7/8 side if you think about it
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a c 252 G Storage
January 6, 2014 5:01:15 PM

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because newer updates will be more for windows 7/8 side if you think about it


True, but still, making sure that the proper chipset drivers for XP are installed will have no effect on Win 7/8 and it could very well be the solution to the poor performance of the XP installation. This is a dual boot system each installation of Windows runs in its own protected shell. The 2 separate installations do not interfere with each other in any way. This is not like trying to run a system with both Nvidia and AMD graphics cards at the same time. Totally different!

Yogi
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a b G Storage
January 6, 2014 10:25:12 PM

Y0GI said:
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because newer updates will be more for windows 7/8 side if you think about it


True, but still, making sure that the proper chipset drivers for XP are installed will have no effect on Win 7/8 and it could very well be the solution to the poor performance of the XP installation. This is a dual boot system each installation of Windows runs in its own protected shell. The 2 separate installations do not interfere with each other in any way. This is not like trying to run a system with both Nvidia and AMD graphics cards at the same time. Totally different!

Yogi


this is also true he can try it and see what happens it could be that the hard drive is too new for windows xp to start anyway
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