Question Some questions about my 4TB external drive...

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So I plugged in my 4TB external HDD (Which I have stored for quite a while now) today and Windows detected it instantly without any problems...

Then I launched Seatools to check the drive health and it got stuck at this window for more than 4 minutes and then it was not responding...so I had to end the Seatools process from task manager:



My first question: Can this cause disk corruption ?

I launched Seatools again afterwards but this time I waited a bit longer and It worked...I launched Crystal Disk info and it got stuck as well but after waiting for sometime, it also worked...

My second question: Why is it that Seatools and CrystalDiskInfo cannot detect the drive instantly ? Is there a problem with the disk ?

I ran a Short Generic and Short drive self test and both tests passed...
 
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Here you go:





Now Crystaldiskinfo detects the disk right away....I launched CrystalDiskInfo and HDDscan both twice and they didn't get stuck for 4+ minutes....they ran smoothly this time....weird
 
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Well, how long does a hdd last? Yours have 11k hour run time and still counting.

If @fzabkar analysis are correct, that may indicate a problem with the head mechanism / arm, or (next is pure speculation) maybe some problem with the platters sync/position data.
 

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