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  1. #16
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    Re: Reallocated Sector Count

    I am definately overclocking however I thoroughly test my overclock to be sure of stability as to me stability comes before performance. I have ran orthos for 15 hours error free as well as 2000% worth of windows memtest which is a few hours worth of continuous testing without issue. I have also passed dual super pi 32M, OCCT, snm and looping of 3Dmarks for hours on end without issues.

    Thanks for the suggestion however.

    One thing I thought of is how the particular drive that had the errors is used. That drive my main download drive. ALL my torrents, both up and down are worked to this drive so it is constantly reading and writing something. I also have a habit of starting and stopping torrent transfers religiously as I need the bandwidth for other things. I have a habit of also reboot and shutting down my system while transfers are in mid progress. I have never had an issue with a corrupted download from this as the torrent application is very good at error control/resumeability however could this kind of use of the drive cause problems? The other Hitachi that was error free is just a dead storage drive. I move stuff on there that I want to keep in the long run but the drive is next to never accessed unless I need to add to/lift from that drive.
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    Re: Reallocated Sector Count

    Keep an eye on the drive and let us know if it happens again.

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    Re: Reallocated Sector Count

    Will do, Ill stop yapping now unless something resurfaces or I get a good official word from Hitachi themselves. This should have been a PM between us BMW as this thread is 99% only between us lol.
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    Re: Reallocated Sector Count

    No problem. Its better that this be in the open, really, as it may answer someone elses question later down the line.

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    Re: Reallocated Sector Count

    Just received the email reply back from Hitachi and I must say, I am quite impressed with the amount of effort and detail he put into the message. Exact cut and paste is as follows:

    Thank you for contacting Hitachi Global Storage Technologies.

    Since Hitachi GST did not write the HDD tune, we could not give you any
    advice on what that software is reporting or why it has something
    highlighted in yellow. You may want to check the help documentation that
    came with the software or contact the author for more information.

    If you suspect your drive may be failing we would recommend running our
    diagnostic software on the unit. We have a utility called Drive Fitness
    Test (DFT) which is specifically designed to diagnose problems with Hitachi
    Global Storage Technologies hard drives. Please run the "Advanced" test for
    the highest degree of accuracy. DFT can be downloaded from the following
    URL:

    http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm

    If the DFT software reports code 0x00 (no errors) or 0x70 (corruption),
    then you should attempt the "Erase Disk" option located under the Utilities
    menu. The Erase Disk option will write zeros to every sector of the drive
    thereby erasing everything on the entire drive, including partitions. This
    will also test the write functionality of the drive as well as eliminate
    any corruption that may be present. Be sure to back-up any important data
    before running this option. Hitachi Global Storage Technologies does not
    assume any responsibility for data loss.

    If you receive a 0x00 code after the Erase disk test, you can then
    re-partition and format the drive as well as reinstall the operating system
    (if this is your boot drive). For assistance with re-partitioning and
    formatting our drive, please see our online guide at:

    http://www.hitachigst.com/tech/techl...256D6A0060452D


    If you receive any other code, please contact our technical support center
    for further information. We can be reached by phone at 888.426.5214 or by
    email at support_usa@hitachigst.com

    Lastly, how S.M.A.R.T. values are read are as follows

    Current 100 - This is the current value, higher values are best
    Worst 100 - This is the worst that has even been reported
    Threshold 5 - Once the current values lower to this level you will
    receive a smart drive error and the drive should be replaced.

    Based on the information you provided the drive appears to be healthy. If
    there are truly corrupt sectors on the drive, when our software repairs
    that type of problem no storage capacity is lost, hidden sectors are
    swapped with any sectors marked as bad.

    Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

    Regards,

    Jeff R.


    It is not often you get a reply back like that from a manufacturer. Makes me happy that I bought a drive from a company that is willing to take the time to sort out their customers.
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    Re: Reallocated Sector Count

    Very nice. Speaks volumes for the validity of running the erase disk procedure in cases where bad sectors are found. Thanks for sharing that with us

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    Re: Reallocated Sector Count

    Very welcome, I am just glad that method did in fact work. Still surprised by Hitachi's response. Very professional.

    Been a couple days now and SMART readings on both drives are still 100% where they should be, as of now no counts have been reallocated. I declare this thread finally and officially closed!
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    2 X WD 150GB Raptor Raid 0
    2 X Hitachi T7K250 250GB SATA2
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