Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

I need a SMART utility to diagnose HD issue

Last response: in Storage
Share
November 27, 2010 3:59:52 PM

I am getting a SMART failure error and need a utility for my MAXTOR HD
November 27, 2010 7:34:21 PM

Is it your system drive and you are unable to boot, or is it another hard drive that isn't system critical?

http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seat...

This link has diagnostics for both in-windows use as well as a bootable format. (Maxtor was bought by Seagate so the software should be relevant).

November 28, 2010 6:03:50 AM

I used "seatools in dos", had to burn the image onto CD and booted the PC from it and did a fews tests, with my HDD problem it didnt fix anything yours it might work. The program checks for bad sectors and fixes them.
Related resources
November 28, 2010 6:53:27 PM

GenericUser said:
Is it your system drive and you are unable to boot, or is it another hard drive that isn't system critical?

http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seat...

This link has diagnostics for both in-windows use as well as a bootable format. (Maxtor was bought by Seagate so the software should be relevant).



I am working on a friend's system and the drive is his system drive. I will try the seatools. Thanks
November 28, 2010 7:07:50 PM

JiLoa said:
I used "seatools in dos", had to burn the image onto CD and booted the PC from it and did a fews tests, with my HDD problem it didnt fix anything yours it might work. The program checks for bad sectors and fixes them.


Thanks for responding. I just created the ISO file and will try to boot up. Thanks
November 28, 2010 7:08:56 PM

Thanks for responding. I just created the ISO file and will try to boot up and see if I can fix anything from there.
November 30, 2010 6:38:43 AM

No problem and just agreeing/adding to what "Genericuser" was saying, hope it solves your problem and also that your HDD isnt about to crash.
!