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Using external hard drive as internal

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January 23, 2013 10:51:40 AM

I have a 1TB hitachi external which I recently installed in my hp pavilion g7 after the 640GB WD internal 'failed'. After using it for about a week(running windows 8) I started getting messages at startup and within windows about an "imminent" hard disk failure(apparently from the SMART). My question is first ,can anything be done to salvage the situation(aside from buying a new hard disk) and second, is the extra strain on the external from using it to run windows the reason for the error?
February 28, 2013 6:34:52 PM

Okay, so I run the hddscan and these were the results. What do you think?



001 Raw Read Error Rate 100 100 0000000000-0000 062

002 Throughput performance 100 100 0000000000-0000 040

003 Spin Up Time 171 171 0000120000-0001 033

004 Start/Stop Count 100 100 0000000000-031C 000

005 Reallocation Sector Count 001 001 0000000000-0000 005

007 Seek Error Rate 100 100 0000000000-0000 067

008 Seek time Perfomance 100 100 0000000000-0000 040

009 Power-On Hours Count 098 098 0000000000-03D6 000

010 Spin Retry Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 060

012 Device Power Cycle Count 100 100 0000000000-02A7 000

191 G-sense Rate/Servo tracking 100 100 0000000000-0001 000

192 Emergency Retract Count 099 099 0000000000-00ED 000

193 Load/unload Cycle Count 098 098 0000000000-6F32 000

194 HDA Temperature 142 142 42 C 000

194 HDA Temperature Maximum 142 142 59 C 000

194 HDA Temperature Minimum 142 142 23 C 000

196 Reallocation Event Count 001 001 0000000000-0CD8 000

197 Current Pending Errors Count 001 001 0000000000-E958 000

198 Uncorrectable Errors Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 000

199 UltraDMA CRC Errors 200 200 0000000000-000B 000

223 Load Retry Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 000
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March 1, 2013 12:42:07 AM

Have you run the Windows Error-checking tool to test it?
To start the Windows Error-checking tool:
Randomly right click a partition in “My Computer” to select “Properties”=> Open “Tools” tab and hit “Check Now”=> Mark “Automatically fix file system errors" and "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors".
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