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Hard drive problems formatting

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December 23, 2011 4:58:01 PM

I have a hard drive that i am trying to determine if it is usable or not.
if at all possible i would really prefer to get this drive working as a comparable drive in this market is very expensive.

at first i was having difficulty formatting it and was getting and error.
i did manage to get it formatted using a quick format first and a long format after that and there were no errors.
after that i did a windows scan for errors including bad sectors and it did not find any.

i am using hd tune and it is giving me two warnings on this drive.

spin retry count 100 100 97 1 warning
and
ultra dma crc error count
200 200 0 535 warning

the columns are in order
current
worst
threshold
data
status.

the drive is a seagate baracuda 7200.11 500gb

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December 23, 2011 5:26:02 PM

So are you having actual problems with it now that it's formatted, or are you just concerned about the warnings?
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December 23, 2011 6:32:51 PM

concerned about the warnings and also the fact that it would not format in the first place. i am running a virtual machine on it to test it out and its running fine.
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December 24, 2011 5:51:13 PM

anyone have any info on these two warnings?
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December 26, 2011 4:27:05 AM

how can i format my flash drive
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January 1, 2012 11:11:30 PM

right click on it and choose format
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January 9, 2012 2:21:28 AM

Best answer selected by alohascott.
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January 24, 2012 1:10:54 PM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
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