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Old 01-07-2013, 02:20 AM   #1
HexiumVII
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Default Did i get a bad batch of Hard Drives?

I bought a bunch of Gateway DX Desktopsthat came with Seagate 2TB ST20000DM001 HDDs. I've noticed they all made strange squeaking sounds once in a while. I figure maybe they are normal for this series. But I hard a much hard sqeel today and my 100GB VMware file gave me a fatal error after windows ran a scandisk at bootup.

Looking at SMART are as follows:

HDD 1 Raw Read Error Rate
HEX:0000000490-6150
DEC:1168
Seek Error Rate
HEX:0000000014-75E4
DEC: 20

HDD2 Raw Read Error Rate
HEX:0000000D51-2CE8
DEC:3409
Seek Error Rate
HEX:0000000009-F436
DEC:9

HDD3 Raw Read Error Rate
HEX:0000000482-6610
DEC: 1154
Seek Error Rate
HEX00000004B-D9BD
DEC:75

was the vmware a fluke or should i worry about the other drives too?
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:08 PM   #2
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Noises like that aren't good. I would return those.
What does the rest of the SMART attributes show, does it say anything about the drive's health ?

As for the fatal error, that could be related, or it could be bad RAM. I would run memtest86+ on the system with the fatal error, just to check it out for piece of mind.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:43 AM   #3
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All the other SMART attributes are nominal, anyone deal with gateway support before? Will they do advance parts replacements?
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