Did i get a bad batch of Hard Drives?

Discussion in 'Memory and Storage' started by HexiumVII, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. HexiumVII

    HexiumVII Senior member

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    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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  3. tweakboy

    tweakboy Diamond Member

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    run a chkdsk do you have any bad sectors ? gl
     
  4. Elixer

    Elixer Diamond Member

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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.
     
  5. HexiumVII

    HexiumVII Senior member

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    All the other SMART attributes are nominal, anyone deal with gateway support before? Will they do advance parts replacements?