A problem with HDD WD10EARS - 00MVWBO 1TB

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  1. mohamedkamel

    mohamedkamel MDL Addicted

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    I have a problem with my SATA HDD WD10EARS - 00MVWBO 1TB, when I open any program or when doing any activity it hangs for a minute or two. Here's a snapshot from Disk Performance in Task Manager, it shows that the active time is 100% used.

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    What shall I do with it? Any help is appreciated.

    MK
     
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  2. mohamedkamel

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    It is worth mentioning, that I played around with some linux distributions and formatting ... etc. Should this be a cause? If yes, how this be cured?
     
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  3. s1ave77

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    Recommend checking the SMART state with CrystalDisk or similiar tool able to read SMART values from a HDD.
     
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  4. mohamedkamel

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    Thank you s1ave77 for your reply. Could you please guide me with a link? Also, when I'm using such tool, shouldn't I be concerned with my data on the HDD or better backup?
     
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  6. mohamedkamel

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    Thank you, s1ave77. Here it is.

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  7. s1ave77

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    #7 s1ave77, Mar 26, 2014
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    Problem with some bad sectors on the HDD (note the two yellow dots in the list). So far no Ultra DMA CRC errors :good3:.

    Most of the errors should be fixed by running checkdisk on that drive. In admin cmd:

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    chkdsk c: /F /R
    Should be done for all partitions on that HDD (i.e. e:/f:/g:/h:). To check c: it will prompt for reboot.

    Afterwards check the SMART values again.

    NOTE: Might be needed to replace the disk in near future :cool2:.
     
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  8. mohamedkamel

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    #8 mohamedkamel, Mar 26, 2014
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    Thanks s1ave77. I will do as soon as possible. I will replace it as soon as possible as well. I think I will buy one of Seagate products.
     
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  9. s1ave77

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    Unfortunately buying HDDs is a bit like playing LOTTO :g:. So may the luck be with you :D.

    You can run the check on all partitions except c: while surfing or similiar stuff :cool2:.
     
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  10. mohamedkamel

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    What do you mean by this sir "buying HDDs is a bit like playing LOTTO"?
     
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  11. mohamedkamel

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    Tried to run it and I got the below message! What does this mean?

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  12. s1ave77

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    You need luck :D. Had a lot of disk problems here over the last time, fortunate for me mostly friends PCs/Laptops. Older and even quite new HDDs.
     
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  13. s1ave77

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    Checkdisk needs priviliged access to the drive when running. Unmounting the drive will make it unaccessable for the rest of the system during the check.

    Should be mounted after completition, otherwise reboot would be needed.
     
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  14. EFA11

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    the Lottery on HDD's, you never know what you will get. Everyone might have a preferred brand, but all brands are equally good or bad depending on your luck of the drive. I have had to send back a drive 3 times before getting a working one. On the other hand, I have bought a case of drives and every single one of them was fine. You just never know. Sort of like Memory, cpu and anything for that matter lol
     
  15. Mutagen

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    I have a WD 1TB in an external USB 3.0 enclosure - I can't say it's the same model - but the silly thing always spins down after two minutes of non-use. When I want to access it, there is noticeable delay waiting for it to spin up. Any possibility that this is the case here?
     
  16. s1ave77

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    Still 'Current Pending Sector Count' and 'Uncorrectable Sector Count' shows errors in SMART report :g:.

    This is an internal drive with system partition on it :cool2:.
     
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  17. RJARRRPCGP

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    The only way to possibly fix it is to wipe the HDD, repartition the HDD and reformat the HDD.

    Looks like the same problem that seems to be common on laptop HDDs.

    You better try to copy files from it before doing that, if you can't, just go ahead and do the above...
     
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  18. mohamedkamel

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    I ran a chkdsk for all drives and results nearly the same, see:

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  19. mohamedkamel

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    I think I will buy (or maybe borrow :)) an external HDD then copy what I need from that HDD and wipe the recreate the partitions?
    By the way, it is a desktop computer not a laptop.
     
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  20. jayblok

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    just like it says:"unmount" it. you can't check disk while in use