Question Samsung 1TB HDD failing but still working

rscheetah30

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I currently have 2 HDD's, a 500GB healthy one and a 1TB Samsung which is apparently failing. Crystal Disk Info detects 2 errors but
I've been using it for 3 days now and nothing wrong has happened yet.

I have tried several disk checks and none has detected any errors or fixed anything.

Temperature is normal and nothing out of the ordinary has happened so far.
This 1TB Samsung is a lot less used than my healthy 500GB.

Here follows a Crystal Disk Info image:

View: https://imgur.com/tikWOCq

I made this printscreen back in August 2019, the HDD is still working normally. The only thing I can't do is to install Windows on it.

Please, any info will be appreciated!
 
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XCLN

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For Samsung SSD's there is a special "wipe" software that resets the drive at a bare drive level. I remember using it once a few years ago, not sure where to find it again. But I recall making a bootable USB drive to low reformat that SSD, and it worked. Can;t find that link again but do try these and let us know if it helped:

Looking back, I see using samsung software assistant -> doing a secure erase, or using AOMEI, see
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTeQb5cvekM
 

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