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Hard disk becomes very very slow

The hard drive became vert slow after the PC system had a lightning strike. Transfered the HDD to another PC and that's when I noticed its is now crawling sluggishly.

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  • sjoerd_luidi Dec 20, 2008

    Diagnostics didn't show hardware failures. Performance Test showed transfer speed of just 3.7 MB/s which is very slow compared to my second drive (220 Mb/s).

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Sounds like the digital end of the drive took a hit..you may wish to consider data recovery and new drive..check the repair services here for that option.

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I forgot my password for my buffalo hd-pntu3 what will i do i don't want to delete my data


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Let's try to explain the question that grinds us all when in cams about the hard disk. Can we actually repair a bad block? Before of the answer you must find some information about what is a hard disk, how does it work, what are bad blocks. After that you must identify them because you will need the exact location of the affected sectors. After you have done that you must run a few steps:
- before you try to resolve the problem with the bad sector you must extract the data that was written to that block. To do this you must run a Recovery program that you can find freeware on the net.
- bad sectors are unreadable parts on your hard disk but the nature of them must not be always physically and that part of the platens to be destroyed. The bad sectors can be simulated by some programs. This means that some programs installed on your computer can interrupt the reading process on to another segment of the platens. That is in the most happier cases but the chances that the bad sectors are cause by this is less then 10 percent. In this case is difficult to resolve the problem because even the Scandisk or other identification programs used to discover bad blocks will give a rapport that nothing is wrong with your hard disk. The best way is to uninstall the latest programs applied to the computer.
- lets supposed that you have a 20 gigabits partition on your hard disk that has bad blocks. After the identification program it will indicate you where are the blocks situated on the partition. So this way you can isolate them in to another partition that you must never use again. Another scenario can be created and the bad sectors can be at the beginning of the partition in the middle of it and at the end of the partition. Know it's a little bit tricky because you can't just go on and create three new partitions to eliminate the bad sectors from use. In this case most of the new hard disk has a spare space available just for this type of scenarios. You must access the CASH memory of the hard disk and indicates to the hard disk that instead of writing down on the effected blocks it must write to the spare blocks.
- another to restore the hard disk is to use the low level format option. Many of you think that low level format is a program. Wrong, the low level format option is set for any BIOS and can be easily use if you know some command line programming. The low level format can take to be complete a very long period of time but in the most cases we can obtain marvelous results. Actually the low level option takes every cluster of the hard disk and identifies them again (throw a thermal process) and writes down on the memory of the hard disk what sectors can be written and witch blocks are un-writable. This procedure is the best that can be because it will need no effort from your side to try and avoid the bad blocks that already exists and the hard disk itself know where the bad blocks are.
In conclusion the bad blocks can't be fixed. The problem is a permanent one and we can only try to use the hard disk until it is broken down for good. But if you are having financial problem this is a best way to keep going with your old hard disk.

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I have Seagate 200GB HDD "ST3200820AS ATA" I have very slow data transfer now a days.I use licensed antivirus scanned my all drves cleaned few spyware's now everything is clean but still slows.I have tried...


only a low level format can fix the issue...
save all data from this drive to a new drive,
use an application called KILLDISK
download from my shared drive...
the application that u will downlaod is a auto boot and dos utility...use any burning software to burn a CD using the "ISO-burner" in the downloaded file.....
u need to boot the PC using this disk in the CD drive, so change the boot seq in bios to CD as 1st boot drive
use a new empty CD to make this system disk, read the "Read me first file there" and then wipe ur disk clean with the DOS utility of KILLDISK
this will make ut disk as good as new...

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Transfered contents to a terabyte drive weeks ago. Not recognized


thats a file system related problem, try to download this file systems repair tool, let see if work. download data recovery wizard tool from this link. http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/download.htm

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RAID5 SCSI HDD


YOU WILL NEED TO UPGRADE THE FIRMWARE ON THE OLDER DRIVES

Dec 25, 2008 | Seagate (s40a102) 146 GB Hard Drive

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Strange problem


hi

have you tried putting a fan for the hard drive? although it may sound strange, auto shutoff happens in rare times.

i had this harddrive before that also had this problem, but eversince i transfered my pc to my moms room( airconditioned), ive noticed it doesnt have that problem anymore.

hope this helps.

Nov 29, 2007 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380011A 80 GB...

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SATA 80GB Seagate HDD


When your 80GB SATA Seagate HDD complains of bad sectors while booting, this is a sign of a failing hard drive. Today's hard drives will actually self-correct a certain amount of bad sectors before you get any kind of error message. If you are getting "bad sector" errors, this is because the drive has so many problems that it can no longer self-repair. You asked if this may have happened because you have formatted the drive many times. No, bad sectors was not caused by formatting. Your drive did not become "dead slow" because of the formatting. It became slow because your cpu now has to do much more processing to "work around" the bad sectors on the drive. You also asked if you could recover your hard drive to normal state. Please understand that once a drive shows bad sectors, it will not be long before the drive fails completely, at which point you will no longer be able to access anything at all on the drive. No, this drive cannot be recovered. Instead, you should save all the data you can from this drive, and you should do this as soon as possible, before it fails altogether.

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