01-01-2012 12:35 PM
I have a SAMSUNG HM641JI that I was checking for errors with the HUTIL v2.10 that I had mounted as an .iso onto a flash drive that I had made bootable and it clearly brings up the utility page and it goes to "Auto Detect" and it says to move my cursor to the letter of the drive that I want, but there are no drive letters on the page and it also says that I can only run it on SamsungHDD. If anyone is familiar with this tool could you please tell me how to get beyond this point.It was hard enough just getting this tool onto my disk in the first place.
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01-02-2012 02:56 AM - edited 01-02-2012 02:58 AM
HUTIL is the old daignostic tool, which is not any longer developed further already some time. It is quite possible that the HUTIL does not support your hdd from the quite current Spinpoint M7E series. This hdd is simply too new.
The better choice for you would be the ES-Tool. An iso image of a ES-Tool BootCD can you find there: click!
If you prefer to use a USB stick, you'll find there also an image of a bootable UFD: click!
Alternatively you can use also the current SeaTool for Windows, which meanwhile also supports Samsung HDDs.
01-02-2012 12:54 PM
Definitely thanks. I did a disk and a USB flash drive just to make sure I'd get one for sure. Already ran it and everything came up good. When you first run the tool it gives you a little sidebar on the left that has your choices of what you want to run. Now I ran self - diagnostics which is probably the most telling if you have a problem, but there are other things there to run and I was wondering maybe if you had an idea of what they are or what they mean? Like I said, I already ran the self diagnostics, so I'm good with no errors. I was just wondering if you had any idea about the other tests that are on the ESTOOL v.3.01.
Once again, Thank you very much for your input and assistance.
01-03-2012 09:18 AM
thanks for the reply. I am pleased that I could help you.
Because the other options of ES-Tool. Before Samsung's HDD business was acquired by Seagate, it was on the site of Samsung a guide about ES-Tool to find. Which has now been deleted unfortunately. I could get this guide for you as PDF file (see the attachment).
Let me know, if you have then still questions to the options.
01-03-2012 11:49 AM
That .pdf is just what I wanted. Very self explanatory. It has everything that is in that column on the left explained, top to bottom. Thank you very much. I also downloaded and saved the Sea Tool for Windows and the .pdf on how to use it and saved it on my Desktop for future ref. It actually looks easier to use than the ES Tool. You know anything about which one is better or easier?
01-04-2012 12:28 AM
01-04-2012 05:37 AM
Beings that I have already run the ESTool in full and I have no errors to speak of I think I'll just wait to run the Sea Tools for Windows. No sense in pushing my luck. They do say the Sea Tool is Data safe whereas you get a warning when you run the ESTool that they aren't resposible for lost data due to use of the tool. I backup anyway before I do anything risque, whether it's data safe or not. Just a personal preference.