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Old September 9th 16, 06:02 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Linea Recta[_2_]
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Default is my C drive dying?

My PC had always been very sluggish compared to my old laptop.
When reading a PC magazine I read an article about Crystal diskinfo.
Decided to download the portable version ans ran it on the laptop: diagnose
OK.

Decided to run it also on the PC: WARNING for the C drive! (see below)
Is my C drive dying?
Apart from fitting a new drive this is going to be A LOT of work, installing
and updating Windows 7 and A LOT of applications!
I suppose I can't restore a Macrium image on the replacement drive?

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CrystalDiskInfo 7.0.3 (C) 2008-2016 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
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OS : Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x86)
Date : 2016/09/09 18:59:04

-- Controller Map ----------------------------------------------------------
+ Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 27DF [ATA]
+ ATA Channel 0 (0)
- _NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A ATA Device
- ST3160215ACE ATA Device
- MAXTOR STM380211AS ATA Device
- ATA Channel 1 (1)
+ Intel(R) 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C0
[ATA]
- ATA Channel 0 (0)
- ATA Channel 1 (1)

-- Disk List ---------------------------------------------------------------
(1) ST3160215ACE : 160,0 GB [0/0/0, pd1] - st
(2) MAXTOR STM380211AS : 80,0 GB [1/2/0, pd1]

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
(1) ST3160215ACE
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Model : ST3160215ACE
Firmware : 3.CKA
Serial Number : 9RX1P480
Disk Size : 160,0 GB (8,4/137,4/160,0/160,0)
Buffer Size : 2048 KB
Queue Depth : 1
# of Sectors : 312581808
Rotation Rate : onbekend
Interface : Parallel ATA
Major Version : ATA/ATAPI-7
Minor Version : ----
Transfer Mode : UDMA/33 | UDMA/100
Power On Hours : 25930 uren
Power On Count : 1875 keer
Temperature : 36 C (96 F)
Health Status : Goed
Features : S.M.A.R.T., 48bit LBA
APM Level : ----
AAM Level : ----
Drive Letter : D:

-- S.M.A.R.T. --------------------------------------------------------------
ID Cur Wor Thr RawValues(6) Attribute Name
01 100 253 __6 000000000000 Read Error Rate
03 _97 _97 __0 000000000000 Spin-Up Time
04 _98 _98 _20 000000000B86 Start/Stop Count
05 100 100 _36 000000000000 Reallocated Sectors Count
07 _84 _60 _30 00001296591F Seek Error Rate
09 _71 _71 __0 00000000654A Power-On Hours
0A 100 100 _97 000000000000 Spin Retry Count
0C _99 _99 _20 000000000753 Power Cycle Count
BB 100 100 __0 000000000000 Reported Uncorrectable Errors
BD 100 100 __0 000000000000 High Fly Writes
BE _64 _41 _45 000024190024 Airflow Temperature
C2 _36 _59 __0 001000000024 Temperature
C3 107 _72 __0 00000A6BF9C8 Hardware ECC recovered
C5 100 100 __0 000000000000 Current Pending Sector Count
C6 100 100 __0 000000000000 Uncorrectable Sector Count
C7 200 190 __0 000000000F9D UltraDMA CRC Error Count
C8 100 253 __0 000000000000 Write Error Rate
CA 100 253 __0 000000000000 Data Address Mark Error

-- IDENTIFY_DEVICE ---------------------------------------------------------
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
000: 0C5A 3FFF C837 0010 0000 0000 003F 0000 0000 0000
010: 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 3952 5831 5034 3830
020: 0000 1000 0004 332E 434B 4120 2020 5354 3331 3630
030: 3231 3541 4345 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020
040: 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 8080 0000 2F00
050: 4000 0200 0200 0007 3FFF 0010 003F FC10 00FB 0180
060: FFFF 0FFF 0000 0007 0003 0078 0078 00F0 0078 0000
070: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
080: 00FE 0000 346B 7D01 5823 3469 3C01 4023 043F 0000
090: 0000 FEFE FFFE 607B A000 1000 006D 06EA 2710 0000
100: 9EB0 12A1 0000 0000 0000 0000 4000 0000 0000 0000
110: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0100 0000 0002
120: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0009 9EB0
130: 12A1 9EB0 12A1 2020 0002 02B6 0040 008A 01FF 3CFF
140: 0000 07C6 0100 0800 0F12 0500 0102 0080 0000 0000
150: 00B0 0202 0000 0404 0000 0000 0000 0000 1B00 000B
160: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
170: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
180: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
190: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
200: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0031 0000 0000 0000
210: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
220: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
230: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
240: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
250: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 E8A5

-- SMART_READ_DATA ---------------------------------------------------------
+0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +A +B +C +D +E +F
000: 0A 00 01 0F 00 64 FD 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 03
010: 00 61 61 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 32 00 62 62 86
020: 0B 00 00 00 00 00 05 33 00 64 64 00 00 00 00 00
030: 00 00 07 0F 00 54 3C 1F 59 96 12 00 00 00 09 32
040: 00 47 47 4A 65 00 00 00 00 00 0A 13 00 64 64 00
050: 00 00 00 00 00 00 0C 32 00 63 63 53 07 00 00 00
060: 00 00 BB 32 00 64 64 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 BD 3A
070: 00 64 64 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 BE 22 00 40 29 24
080: 00 19 24 00 00 00 C2 22 00 24 3B 24 00 00 00 10
090: 00 00 C3 1A 00 6B 48 C8 F9 6B 0A 00 00 00 C5 12
0A0: 00 64 64 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 C6 10 00 64 64 00
0B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 C7 3E 00 C8 BE 9D 0F 00 00 00
0C0: 00 00 C8 00 00 64 FD 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 CA 32
0D0: 00 64 FD 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
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160: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 82 00 C4 3C 00 5B
170: 03 00 01 00 01 36 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
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190: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1A0: 02 00 FB AF 65 0F 17 0B 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1C0: 02 00 01 00 00 00 A2 0F 00 00 49 07 30 05 26 00
1D0: 00 00 63 2F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1E0: 0C 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 E4

-- SMART_READ_THRESHOLD ----------------------------------------------------
+0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +A +B +C +D +E +F
000: 0A 00 01 06 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 00
010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 14 00 00 00 00
020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 05 24 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
030: 00 00 07 1E 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 09 00
040: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0A 61 00 00 00 00
050: 00 00 00 00 00 00 0C 14 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
060: 00 00 BB 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 BD 00
070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 BE 2D 00 00 00 00
080: 00 00 00 00 00 00 C2 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
090: 00 00 C3 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 C5 00
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0C0: 00 00 C8 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 CA 00
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0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
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180: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
190: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
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1E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 26

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
(2) MAXTOR STM380211AS
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Model : MAXTOR STM380211AS
Firmware : 3.AAE
Serial Number : 6PT5BFJK
Disk Size : 80,0 GB (8,4/80,0/80,0/80,0)
Buffer Size : 2048 KB
Queue Depth : 32
# of Sectors : 156301488
Rotation Rate : onbekend
Interface : Serial ATA
Major Version : ATA/ATAPI-7
Minor Version : ----
Transfer Mode : ---- | SATA/300
Power On Hours : 5884 uren
Power On Count : 3193 keer
Temperature : 40 C (104 F)
Health Status : Waarschuwing
Features : S.M.A.R.T., 48bit LBA, NCQ
APM Level : ----
AAM Level : ----
Drive Letter : C:

-- S.M.A.R.T. --------------------------------------------------------------
ID Cur Wor Thr RawValues(6) Attribute Name
01 117 _99 __6 0000090B1BA8 Read Error Rate
03 _95 _95 __0 000000000000 Spin-Up Time
04 _97 _97 _20 000000000C79 Start/Stop Count
05 100 100 _36 00000000001E Reallocated Sectors Count
07 _84 _60 _30 0000112DC4A4 Seek Error Rate
09 _94 _94 __0 0000000016FC Power-On Hours
0A 100 100 _97 000000000000 Spin Retry Count
0C _97 _97 _20 000000000C79 Power Cycle Count
BB __1 __1 __0 0000000035CC Reported Uncorrectable Errors
BD 100 100 __0 000000000000 High Fly Writes
BE _60 _54 _45 000328190028 Airflow Temperature
C2 _40 _46 __0 000A00000028 Temperature
C3 _59 _48 __0 000001E606B8 Hardware ECC recovered
C5 100 100 __0 000000000000 Current Pending Sector Count
C6 100 100 __0 000000000000 Uncorrectable Sector Count
C7 200 200 __0 000000000000 UltraDMA CRC Error Count
C8 100 253 __0 000000000000 Write Error Rate
CA 100 253 __0 000000000000 Data Address Mark Error

-- IDENTIFY_DEVICE ---------------------------------------------------------
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
000: 0C5A 3FFF C837 0010 0000 0000 003F 0000 0000 0000
010: 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 3650 5435 4246 4A4B
020: 0000 1000 0004 332E 4141 4520 2020 4D41 5854 4F52
030: 2053 544D 3338 3032 3131 4153 2020 2020 2020 2020
040: 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 8010 0000 2F00
050: 4000 0200 0200 0007 3FFF 0010 003F FC10 00FB 0110
060: F8B0 0950 0000 0007 0003 0078 0078 0078 0078 0000
070: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 001F 0506 0000 0048 0000
080: 00FE 0000 346B 7D01 4023 3469 3C01 4023 207F 0000
090: 0000 FEFE FFFE 0000 D000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
100: F8B0 0950 0000 0000 0000 0000 4000 0000 0000 0000
110: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0100 0000 0000
120: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0009 F8B0
130: 0950 F8B0 0950 2020 0002 02B6 0002 008A 3C06 3C0A
140: 0000 07C6 0100 0800 1312 0500 0002 0080 0000 0000
150: 00A0 0202 0000 0404 0000 0000 0000 0000 1400 000B
160: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
170: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
180: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
190: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
200: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
210: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
220: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
230: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
240: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
250: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 D8A5

-- SMART_READ_DATA ---------------------------------------------------------
+0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +A +B +C +D +E +F
000: 0A 00 01 0F 00 75 63 A8 1B 0B 09 00 00 00 03 03
010: 00 5F 5F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 32 00 61 61 79
020: 0C 00 00 00 00 00 05 33 00 64 64 1E 00 00 00 00
030: 00 00 07 0F 00 54 3C A4 C4 2D 11 00 00 00 09 32
040: 00 5E 5E FC 16 00 00 00 00 00 0A 13 00 64 64 00
050: 00 00 00 00 00 00 0C 32 00 61 61 79 0C 00 00 00
060: 00 00 BB 32 00 01 01 CC 35 00 00 00 00 00 BD 3A
070: 00 64 64 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 BE 22 00 3C 36 28
080: 00 19 28 03 00 00 C2 22 00 28 2E 28 00 00 00 0A
090: 00 00 C3 1A 00 3B 30 B8 06 E6 01 00 00 00 C5 12
0A0: 00 64 64 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 C6 10 00 64 64 00
0B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 C7 3E 00 C8 C8 00 00 00 00 00
0C0: 00 00 C8 00 00 64 FD 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 CA 32
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1A0: 00 00 43 F7 96 88 DF 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
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1C0: 02 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 3C 76 F7 85 02 00
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1E0: AE 84 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 C4

-- SMART_READ_THRESHOLD ----------------------------------------------------
+0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +A +B +C +D +E +F
000: 0A 00 01 06 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 00
010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 14 00 00 00 00
020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 05 24 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
030: 00 00 07 1E 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 09 00
040: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0A 61 00 00 00 00
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Old September 9th 16, 06:08 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
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Default is my C drive dying?

forgot the warning: "Realocated Sector Count"



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Old September 9th 16, 06:22 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
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Default is my C drive dying?

On Fri, 9 Sep 2016 19:08:37 +0200 "Linea Recta"
wrote in Message id:
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forgot the warning: "Realocated Sector Count"


The C: drive has 30 re-allocated sectors. I would replace ASAP, and
back-up now!
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Old September 9th 16, 07:20 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Paul[_28_]
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Linea Recta wrote:
My PC had always been very sluggish compared to my old laptop.
When reading a PC magazine I read an article about Crystal diskinfo.
Decided to download the portable version ans ran it on the laptop:
diagnose OK.

Decided to run it also on the PC: WARNING for the C drive! (see below)
Is my C drive dying?
Apart from fitting a new drive this is going to be A LOT of work,
installing and updating Windows 7 and A LOT of applications!
I suppose I can't restore a Macrium image on the replacement drive?


Be aware that "Reallocated Sector Count" does not mean
data is corrupted. It means a sector was detected as
being less than functional, and was replaced by a
spare. Only a certain percentage of the total drive
capacity is available for sparing, so it will run
out eventually.

If you were to scan the drive and found no CRC errors,
you could easily make a backup of the drive as it stands.
Then restore the drive to a replacement hard drive. No
need to reinstall an OS or anything. Just use your
backup/restore program in Clone mode.

Take the following information, collected over three days.

Current Worst Threshold Data Status
Reallocated Sector Count 100 100 36 0 OK
Reallocated Sector Count 100 100 36 57 OK
Reallocated Sector Count 98 98 36 104 OK

On the third day, drive life is at 98%, and there are
104 reallocated sectors. That implies the spare sector
count remaining is roughly 5000 sectors (spread over the disk, not
all in one spot). I have used up 2% of them.

The reallocations tend to show up, if I write the drive
from end to end. I tend to see more of them after writing
the whole drive.

Note that the top line implies "perfect health". But the
whole thing is a sham. The reading is actually thresholded.
No drive leaves the factory in "perfect" condition. So
what you're looking at, is a portion of drive life.
The reason the statistic is not entirely accurate, is to
prevent buyers from "cherry picking" drives. If the
actual number of reallocations appeared in SMART,
people would keep returning drives until they got
one with a relatively low number of reallocations.
As a result, the drive appears defect-free for a long
period of time. Maybe after 100,000 sectors have been
spared, the last 5000 spares are recorded in the above
fashion. All I can tell you, is the observed behavior
does not match what is known about hard drives. That
field is "cooked". The field has diagnostic value,
but the scale is not "linear".

I've even had cases of "degraded" write speed on a
hard drive, only to see this in SMART. I.e. Perfect Health.
The Data field is the one with the defect count in it. SMART
is only really effective, if the reallocations are
spread smoothly over the disk, so no one tiny area
of the disk is slowed down. Reallocations make the disk
slower.
Current Worst Threshold Data Status
Reallocated Sector Count 100 100 36 0 OK

If I run out of spare sectors, and a sector is defective,
I could eventually see the sector throw a CRC error, because
the error pattern in it was too great for error correction
to fix.

Nothing prevents data from being corrupted, even when the
drive is new. The datasheet for the drive, lists the
corrected and uncorrected error rates to be expected.
However in practice, you'd be hard pressed to see the
background error rate, if it exists. Error correction
seems to do a good job (and costs some of the drive
capacity, to add that feature). Just as an SSD might have
25 bytes of ECC per 512 byte flash sector, for a total
of 537 bytes per sector of storage. If you cut the
drive capacity in half, you could allocate half of the
drive, just for the ECC bits. And give a very strong
data correction capability. For each generation of
drive (with new, flaky recording method), they figure
out the right number of ECC bits to add for that
generation. It's not necessarily a constant
percentage of overhead.

*******

Download HDTune 2.55 and use the Health tab to verify
your findings. Take a picture of the screen with the
Health tab showing, and present the link here.

http://www.hdtune.com/files/hdtune_255.exe

(Example of an image hosting site, for your screenshot.
Use the snippingtool in Win7 for example, to take a picture.)

https://postimage.org/index.php?um=flash

In this picture, the drive shows 9 reallocations.
And since the health is still 100%, it's not in
real trouble yet. You would at least make sure you
have one recent full backup, stored on another disk.

http://atm.cyberec.com/~hello/pictures/Clipboard01.jpg

This is the boot drive on this computer, as recorded
some time ago. Both reallocated and current pending are 0.
On some brands of drives, current pending never goes
non-zero, until, perhaps, the drive has run out of
spare sectors. On other brands of drives, current
pending works properly. I mainly rely on the
reallocated field as a result. The brand in the
above picture, apparently has a working Pending field.

https://s33.postimg.io/ee9ti1m67/startstop.gif

Note - SMART wasn't working properly on Windows 10
for a number of releases. It might be fixed now.
On the other Windows OSes, while the HDTune window
itself may show some weird behaviors, the data readout
is OK.

If you happen to own the Pro version of HDTune,
then you can use that instead.

*******

This should not be a lot of work to fix. Just clone
the broken drive to a new drive - all done.

But one of your drives is Maxtor brand, and since
I've had a few of those die overnight, I don't
particularly trust those further than I can
throw them :-( While some of my 500GB Seagates are
a bit smelly (show non-zero reallocation count),
they're not dead, which says a lot about them.
They don't seem to drop dead.

If the lubricant in the hub motor is gone, the
motor can seize instantly. I had one drive squeak
at startup, but it stopped a few days late.
No idea what that means. I have the word "squeak"
written on the top of the drive, so if it
dies some day, then I'll have some idea why.
We used to blame such noises, eons ago, on the
antistatic spring contact, but they don't use those
any more as far as I know.

Paul
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Old September 10th 16, 12:14 AM posted to alt.windows7.general,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
J. P. Gilliver (John)
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Default is my C drive dying?

In message , Linea Recta
writes:
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I suppose I can't restore a Macrium image on the replacement drive?

I've done that, using Macrium 5 free edition, to restore a working XP
image to a larger drive. (I resized the partitions afterwards using
EaseUS to use more of the , but as others have said, I think Macrium can
do that anyway. I was restoring an image that included both the hidden
partition and my C: partition, so didn't want to mess with more than one
thing at a time.)
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

Just because you're old it doesn't mean you go beige. Quite the reverse.
- Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, RT 2015/7/11-17
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Old September 10th 16, 06:27 AM posted to alt.windows7.general,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
John Doe[_9_]
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Agree with the other replies.

FWIW...
For a typical user, the best setup is a fast SSD for your
primary drive and a huge conventional HDD for your secondary
drive. Forget about partitions, just make folders on the HDD
and put your clones of the SSD there. Currently I am using 32
GB on drive C, the clones are about 11 GB each.
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Old September 10th 16, 09:57 AM posted to alt.windows7.general,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
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Agree with the other replies.

FWIW...
For a typical user, the best setup is a fast SSD for your
primary drive and a huge conventional HDD for your secondary
drive. Forget about partitions, just make folders on the HDD
and put your clones of the SSD there. Currently I am using 32
GB on drive C, the clones are about 11 GB each.


For a typical user _of a desktop machine_ (or those rare laptops that
can take more than one drive), yes. For the rest of us, we can't forget
about partitions. (At least, the advantages of having a small
OS-plus-software one, for ease/frequency of image-making, make
partitioning a wise choice.)
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Old September 10th 16, 01:44 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
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"Paul" schreef in bericht
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Linea Recta wrote:
My PC had always been very sluggish compared to my old laptop.
When reading a PC magazine I read an article about Crystal diskinfo.
Decided to download the portable version ans ran it on the laptop:
diagnose OK.

Decided to run it also on the PC: WARNING for the C drive! (see below)
Is my C drive dying?
Apart from fitting a new drive this is going to be A LOT of work,
installing and updating Windows 7 and A LOT of applications!
I suppose I can't restore a Macrium image on the replacement drive?


Be aware that "Reallocated Sector Count" does not mean
data is corrupted. It means a sector was detected as
being less than functional, and was replaced by a
spare. Only a certain percentage of the total drive
capacity is available for sparing, so it will run
out eventually.

If you were to scan the drive and found no CRC errors,
you could easily make a backup of the drive as it stands.
Then restore the drive to a replacement hard drive. No
need to reinstall an OS or anything. Just use your
backup/restore program in Clone mode.

Take the following information, collected over three days.

Current Worst Threshold Data Status
Reallocated Sector Count 100 100 36 0 OK
Reallocated Sector Count 100 100 36 57 OK
Reallocated Sector Count 98 98 36 104 OK

On the third day, drive life is at 98%, and there are
104 reallocated sectors. That implies the spare sector
count remaining is roughly 5000 sectors (spread over the disk, not
all in one spot). I have used up 2% of them.

The reallocations tend to show up, if I write the drive
from end to end. I tend to see more of them after writing
the whole drive.

Note that the top line implies "perfect health". But the
whole thing is a sham. The reading is actually thresholded.
No drive leaves the factory in "perfect" condition. So
what you're looking at, is a portion of drive life.
The reason the statistic is not entirely accurate, is to
prevent buyers from "cherry picking" drives. If the
actual number of reallocations appeared in SMART,
people would keep returning drives until they got
one with a relatively low number of reallocations.
As a result, the drive appears defect-free for a long
period of time. Maybe after 100,000 sectors have been
spared, the last 5000 spares are recorded in the above
fashion. All I can tell you, is the observed behavior
does not match what is known about hard drives. That
field is "cooked". The field has diagnostic value,
but the scale is not "linear".

I've even had cases of "degraded" write speed on a
hard drive, only to see this in SMART. I.e. Perfect Health.
The Data field is the one with the defect count in it. SMART
is only really effective, if the reallocations are
spread smoothly over the disk, so no one tiny area
of the disk is slowed down. Reallocations make the disk
slower.
Current Worst Threshold Data Status
Reallocated Sector Count 100 100 36 0 OK

If I run out of spare sectors, and a sector is defective,
I could eventually see the sector throw a CRC error, because
the error pattern in it was too great for error correction
to fix.

Nothing prevents data from being corrupted, even when the
drive is new. The datasheet for the drive, lists the
corrected and uncorrected error rates to be expected.
However in practice, you'd be hard pressed to see the
background error rate, if it exists. Error correction
seems to do a good job (and costs some of the drive
capacity, to add that feature). Just as an SSD might have
25 bytes of ECC per 512 byte flash sector, for a total
of 537 bytes per sector of storage. If you cut the
drive capacity in half, you could allocate half of the
drive, just for the ECC bits. And give a very strong
data correction capability. For each generation of
drive (with new, flaky recording method), they figure
out the right number of ECC bits to add for that
generation. It's not necessarily a constant
percentage of overhead.

*******

Download HDTune 2.55 and use the Health tab to verify
your findings. Take a picture of the screen with the
Health tab showing, and present the link here.

http://www.hdtune.com/files/hdtune_255.exe



Thanks for the crash course!
But VirusTotal gives 2 hits for this file... so I haven't installed it yet.

BTW could you explain (briefly) the difference between cloning and restoring
a drive?

Another thing: I also have 2 external USB hard drives. One tested OK, but
the other (Maxtor onetouch) isn't even detected by Crystal diskinfo. (it's
still working ok though)



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(Example of an image hosting site, for your screenshot.
Use the snippingtool in Win7 for example, to take a picture.)USB
https://postimage.org/index.php?um=flash

In this picture, the drive shows 9 reallocations.
And since the health is still 100%, it's not in
real trouble yet. You would at least make sure you
have one recent full backup, stored on another disk.

http://atm.cyberec.com/~hello/pictures/Clipboard01.jpg

This is the boot drive on this computer, as recorded
some time ago. Both reallocated and current pending are 0.
On some brands of drives, current pending never goes
non-zero, until, perhaps, the drive has run out of
spare sectors. On other brands of drives, current
pending works properly. I mainly rely on the
reallocated field as a result. The brand in the
above picture, apparently has a working Pending field.

https://s33.postimg.io/ee9ti1m67/startstop.gif

Note - SMART wasn't working properly on Windows 10
for a number of releases. It might be fixed now.
On the other Windows OSes, while the HDTune window
itself may show some weird behaviors, the data readout
is OK.

If you happen to own the Pro version of HDTune,
then you can use that instead.

*******

This should not be a lot of work to fix. Just clone
the broken drive to a new drive - all done.

But one of your drives is Maxtor brand, and since
I've had a few of those die overnight, I don't
particularly trust those further than I can
throw them :-( While some of my 500GB Seagates are
a bit smelly (show non-zero reallocation count),
they're not dead, which says a lot about them.
They don't seem to drop dead.

If the lubricant in the hub motor is gone, the
motor can seize instantly. I had one drive squeak
at startup, but it stopped a few days late.
No idea what that means. I have the word "squeak"
written on the top of the drive, so if it
dies some day, then I'll have some idea why.
We used to blame such noises, eons ago, on the
antistatic spring contact, but they don't use those
any more as far as I know.

Paul



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Old September 10th 16, 02:10 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
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"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote:

John Doe writes:


Agree with the other replies.

FWIW... For a typical user, the best setup is a fast SSD
for your primary drive and a huge conventional HDD for
your secondary drive. Forget about partitions, just make
folders on the HDD and put your clones of the SSD there.
Currently I am using 32 GB on drive C, the clones are
about 11 GB each.


For a typical user _of a desktop machine_ (or those rare
laptops that can take more than one drive), yes. For the
rest of us, we can't forget about partitions.


You must be out of the loop. All you have to do is replace
the DVD drive with an HDD adapter...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9SIA50M2EJ4205

Then use a USB DVD drive on the rare occasion it is needed.
 




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