Re: sata drives keep failing
Here's update on my progress...
The new version(1.21) of HUTIL Samsun HD utility CAN DETECT my SATA drive! Its important, because 1.19 version could not, and now I can actually run manufacturer's diagnostic, which I did and the drive passed on all of their tests including surface scan.
So, I know the drive is good, at least for now.
I also installed ActiveSmart. Here is the link to the screenshot:
Looking at these values and the ones that are changing (for ex. Spin-up-time keeps fluctuating between 79 and 75), how can I determine what's going on and whether this hard drive is going down?
For some reason, this drive shows up as 9.1Gb, even tho its 80 Gb, but the amount of free space is reported correctly (64Gb out of 76...)
Does any one else know of any tools to determine if a hard drive is going south?
Albatron KX600S Pro Motherboard
Athlon XP Barton 3000
RAM Mushkin 3200 DDR 2X512
Video ATI Radeon 9200
2 IDE HDs
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