05-14-2012 03:42 PM
My PC is suddenly showing freezing problem; as part of figuring what's wrong, I downloaded SeaTools for Windows and ran it again the following drives:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM
_Both_ fail the Short DriveSelf Test. However, both succeed the Short Generic test.
Can anyone explain what this might mean?
05-15-2012 04:35 AM
Apologies - i know this is probably of no help but i have had random freezes and also downloaded the Seatools to check 2 x 1 TB F1s - both fail the SDST, pass the short test and fail the long test. Both have different firmware.
05-15-2012 04:57 AM
Sounds like my problem alright. Am wondering if the DST test actually works with Samsung drives (or older ones at least). Would be great if someone if someone can confirm this.
05-16-2012 09:40 AM
The easy way to see.
05-19-2012 06:37 AM
Thanks for that. According to HDSentinel, one of the drives is perfect, one in imminent danger:
Failure Predicted - Attribute: 184 End-to-End Error Count, Number of parity errors during transfer between the cache RAM and the host.
There are 1 bad sectors on the disk surface. The contents of these sectors were moved to the spare area.
The drive found 1 bad sectors during its self test.
There are 10 weak sectors found on the disk surface. They may be remapped any time in the later use of the disk.
807 errors occured during data transfer. This may indicate problem of the device or with data/power cables. It is recommended to examine and replace the cables if possible.
Replace hard disk immediately.
05-19-2012 07:09 AM
The bad sector isn't a worry right now, it will get worse eventually, but the data transfer message is the one to note, I had this on a virtually new drive and it is what it says, either a bad or twisted sata lead or a not connected properly sata lead, the message will not go from this point in so don't worry about it, if it increases you know the cable is bad, if you look in my 3TB sticky in the Barracuda section you will see the message of 16000 com errors, that hasn't changed since I changed the cable, the only way to remove the message is to flash the FW on the drive as I believe once it's detected it's written to the drive rather than the O/S or Sentinal program, to get rid of the 1 bad sector error a low level format should do that, what health % did Sentinal give you?