12-01-2009 01:54 AM
12-05-2009 10:07 PM
I have the same problem. I got a 320GB HDD this september. It is working fine apparently. By chance I was giving "Ashampoo HDD Control" a spin and I found out that this drive is going to fail.
I checked the data and it was pretty convincing. But then I thought perhaps Seagate will have their own proprietary tool which will read the data properly. I tried SeaTools and it said my HDD flunked S.M.A.R.T. test and suggested to RMA it.
This week I am going to take it to 12 Rowdown St. and see what they have to say about this.
I would advise you to use SeaTools instead of any third party tools as there might be some proprietary fields which only SeaTools will be able to decipher.
My friend also had the same problem with SATA HDD. Looks like the quality control deptt. isn't doing their job properly.
12-10-2009 01:32 AM
12-10-2009 07:52 AM
Amit Kumar wrote:
Will real Seagate moderator please stand up and respond ?
Sure, no problem. What can I help you with?
12-15-2009 01:57 AM
12-16-2009 08:28 AM
And you can contact Seagate Tech Support with detailed information.
12-15-2012 12:04 PM
I had similar problems, just received a replacement for my faulty SATA HDD, after installation i immediately had some Windows freezes - i checked the new (used) HDD using SeaTools 99 errors were found. The Windows RAID Tool showed already 18 faulty LBA blocks!!!
What are you doing SEAGATE?
12-18-2012 08:52 AM
Be sure to use the repair option when you run SeaTools, it will replace and bad sectors and blocks on the hard drive. Once finished, you can test the drive again.