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Anyone know how to run SMART test on External LaCie drive?

By Slayer_ ·
My drive apperently just got a couple bad sectors. Considering the drive is barely a year old and has never ever been moved or dropped, something is seriously wrong. I want to see what smart has to say. I tried with Speedfan but the drive doesn't show in the list.


Suggestions?

I have no idea what kind of drive it actually is, just that it is LaCie drive.

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Anyone?

by Slayer_ In reply to Anyone know how to run SM ...

I'd like some proof of failure when I send this drive back for warranty, anyone know how I can run a SMART test?

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smart

by balge In reply to Anyone?

hi
does the drive appear in Explorer at all? you could run checkdisk if it does.
only experience of SMART working is when it flashed up a warning at boot time on an installed disk once.
I would use the disk manufacturers own drive software to test the disk if you want ammo against them!
cheers!

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well yes it works fine so far

by Slayer_ In reply to smart

Lord knows if it will stay that way. Thats why I want to SMART test it. Saddly it is impossible to know ATM who the drive manufactuer really is, as its in a solid black case stamped LaCie. Without opening the case (Obviously voiding any warranty) I cannot tell.

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Explorer

by balge In reply to well yes it works fine so ...

hi
if the drive appears in Explorer right click drive > properties > tools > error checking > tick scan and fix > ok

USB 'safely remove hardware' - double click icon, double click 'USB mass storage device'
hard drive make/model should be listed
cheers

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I am confused?

by Slayer_ In reply to Explorer

I have already run Chkdsk /R on it, that is how I know it has bad clusters.

It is apperently a samsung.


Also apperently my limited user no longer has permission to use the drive. Considerings its a shared drive with full access to the "Everyone" group, that is slightly concerning.

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samsung SMART

by balge In reply to I am confused?

hi
SMART test for Samsung external drive -

http://www.benchmarkhq.ru/english.html?/be_hdd2.html

cheers!

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ok thx, I shall try it when I get home...

by Slayer_ In reply to samsung SMART

Since apperently my limited user is having issues with the drive now.

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