saifraja

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I have 3 storage units namely ,

250 GB Samsung 860 Evo Internal SSD (newly bought) <---- C Drive

1TB WD BLACK CAVIAR Internal HDD @7200 RPM (+9 yrs old) <----- E/F Dive

500 GB WD Portable Elements External HDD @5400 RPM (+9 yrs old) <---- G Drive

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Below is the pic of my +9 old 500gb WD Portable Element external hdd What do you make of the data ?

  • It always get stuck while normal formatting (quick format works fine) , any free software to fully format this ?
  • Speed hovers in the range of 1-5 MB/s while cut/copy/paste on usb 2.0
  • Drive actual capacity is 465 GB but can't move files after 315 GB leaving around 150 GB of empty space , any free cure/software for this ?





This one is +9 old internal hdd , What do you make of the data ?

Gets hot while transfering data
Gets detected @ startup but sometimes disappears in between task
Speed fluctuates a lot sometimes fast as 100 MB/s while sometimes even 0 bytes/s




Speed test on USB 2/Sata 2 @ 3 gb/s :-

SSD to HDD - 1 MB/s
SSD to Ext HDD - 1 MB/s
HDD to SSD - 100 MB/s (how ? y ?)
HDD to Ext HDD - 1 MB/s
Ext HDD to SSD - 1 MB/s
Ext HDD to HDD - 1 MB/s

Where,

SSD is 91% full
HDD is 80% full
Ext HDD is 5% full
 

saifraja

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My update using Hard Disk Sentinel Pro



Disk ---> Surface Test ----> Repair Disk



Look at the time it will take i.e 5 days 20 hours,
if i do complete the progress will it fix my bad sectors ?
Will i be able to use the previously inaccessible 150 GB space ?
 
Do you have important data on this drive you do not want to loose? I have never tried to repair a failing disk myself. I do not consider a 9 year old mechanical HDD worth repairing. I would no longer trust the drive as reliable after this, even if the software said it was repaired.
 

saifraja

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Do you have important data on this drive you do not want to loose? I have never tried to repair a failing disk myself. I do not consider a 9 year old mechanical HDD worth repairing. I would no longer trust the drive as reliable after this, even if the software said it was repaired.
No the data is of no importance just some movies n web series on it.
 

mdd1963

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Newer spinning drives of 1 TB are all of about $25-30 these days?

With 100+ sector reallocations, I'd relegate it to the destruction pile..(after a DBAN or Erase regimen , w/ a single pass of 0's or random overwrites is all that is needed...
 

saifraja

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Newer spinning drives of 1 TB are all of about $25-30 these days?

With 100+ sector reallocations, I'd relegate it to the destruction pile..(after a DBAN or Erase regimen , w/ a single pass of 0's or random overwrites is all that is needed...
Should i continue the scan , it has already been 3 days and the read/write speed has reached to a low of 0.02 MB/s

 

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