06-03-2012 09:12 AM
I've been starting to worry about my 2TB samsung drive.
It's been giving very slow tranfer rates. I also have a 1TB Samsung, which is tranferring as fast as 50MB/s where as my 2TB has slowed to 2MB/s on some copies. Max it's reached recently is 17MB/s.
I moved the location of it thinking maybe it was just the connections and then tried coying off a USB drive. The 1TB copied at at least 11MB/s where as my 2TB wouldn't get over 1MB/s.
It passed all the tests in Seatools though. So I ran HDD Scan. The SMART check pulled up a few errors on HDD scan.
I'll attach the page here.
Under warranty until 2014
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06-04-2012 03:59 PM
06-04-2012 09:44 PM - edited 06-04-2012 09:52 PM
Thanks for the reply.
I think this is what you asked for.
The USB speeds were rough glances at Teracopy's speed. I didn't move the USB port but it was much, much fast going to my other drive.
EDIT: here's the health reading in HD TUNE
Also, i've already ordered a "Seagate ST2000DL003 3.5 inch 2TB" to transfer all my data ASAP.
06-05-2012 12:04 AM
06-05-2012 09:27 AM - edited 06-05-2012 01:20 PM
Thanks, I suspected something was wrong with it.
It's connected directly via SATA. I also did a test with my good samsung drive. Didn't save it but the minimum speed was about 50MB/s compared to 3MB/s here. Although my good one is an F1 7200rpm where as this is a green 5900/5400rpm.
So will Seagate still sort it under warranty? Even though it passes all the Seatools tests? They say it's covered till 2014 but they also say to provide the Seatools results.
Re-reading the thread, I think there may be slight misunderstanding. The drive has always been connected via SATA. In a HP Micro Server. When I mentioned USB. What I'd done was plug a memory stick in and tried to copy from the USB stick to the 2 HDD's... Just to clarify.
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HD204UI In Warranty
Expiration 11-Oct-2014 In Warranty
*Warranty Status & *Options
This drive is covered by a Seagate warranty.
If the drive is defective, it may be returned for exchange. You will not receive your original drive in return. Please do not return a healthy drive. Seagate reserves the right to return a good drive back to its owner and to charge for all associated shipping costs.
Test with SeaTools to verify the drive is failing and save the SeaTools Test Code result number to validate the drive failed SeaTools testing.
Please back up all data before returning the drive.
06-06-2012 05:00 PM
06-08-2012 11:05 AM - edited 06-08-2012 11:08 AM
OK Well I hadn't done much apart from emailing tech support until now. I was waiting for my replacement drive so I could copy all the data.
Once I copied the data, I formatted the drive.
I think the HD Tune benchmark is possibly healthier now? Old is the left. On the right is what it's like now after I formatted it.
EDIT: Although it's still throwing up some warnings under the health tab
06-09-2012 03:59 PM
06-22-2012 03:59 PM
Just to let you know, I got an email from Seagate saying the replacement is on it's way.
So I guess there was something wrong with it after all.
I wonder if I'll get a Samsung or a Seagate. Hoping for a Seagate actually.