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Hard Drive S.M.A.R.T fitness threshold

Q: Hard Drive S.M.A.R.T fitness threshold

Hi guys.
I take my hard drives with a lot of care and I often open SpeedFan to get their S.M.A.R.T.

So, I just happen to know that my 500GB hard drive's fitness, which host all my music, fell below the 90% fitness mark (88%). But the performance is there (98%).

So, I wondered, below what % I need to think about buying another hard drive before risking my music on it?

Thanks for the information!

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A: Hard Drive S.M.A.R.T fitness threshold

I really do not know, but I have had drives that lasted even after their smart reporting failed altogether for quite some time. Rather than automatically replacing it at some particular value, I would just keep an up to date backup image of it's contents and keep trucking...but then I'm the type that will keep tires on my car until they blow.

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A:Hitachi drive fitness test

I know that the Ultimate Boot CD has that utility on it.(along with many other useful utilities)Ultimate Boot CDHope that helps,

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A:Run Drive Fitness Test for hitachi HDD

Are you using the latest DFT from here: http://www.hitachigst.com/support/downloads/#DFT

As an alternative you can try UBCD which also has the Hitachi DFT: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
 

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Yes - you understand it correctly
 

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A:Hard Drive Bootup Problems, Help required - Windows not seeing new hard drive Options

Hi
This is what I would do to enhance performance and storage strategy:

1. Use the 20g for the os and housekeeping utes such as av, spyware, etc only, nothing else goes on that drive.
2. Use the 160g for apps installs.
3. Use the 200g for data.

This might get you past the bios/firmware/os/drive letter issue and make better use of the drives. The 20 isn't really good for storage anymore, but would be great for an os/system ute drive. It's performance is less than the other drives, but that's ok, most of the os will stay in ram anyway after boot, you won't make any real diff having a faster os drive.
You might want to place a pagefile on each drive so pageing can occur concurrently too.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/hard-drive-bootup-problems-help-required-windows-not-seeing-new-hard-drive-options.34935/
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A:Multiple hard drive boot errors, hard drive clicking, and freezing

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/multiple-hard-drive-boot-errors-hard-drive-clicking-and-freezing-374232.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/putting-a-zune-80gb-hard-drive-in-an-external-hard-drive-enclosure-help-please.1009940/
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A:Windows 10 Threshold 2 now available

Secondmineboy said:





Today, we reach our next milestone as the first major update to Windows 10 is now available* for PCs and tablets. With this update, there are improvements in all aspects of the platform and experience, including thousands of partners updating their device drivers and applications for great Windows 10 compatibility. Windows 10 also starts rolling out to Xbox One today and select mobile phones soon.

Full article: First Major Update for Windows 10 Available TodayClick to expand...

Thanks for the update. Now I am downloading.


 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/windows-10-threshold-2-now-available.53148/
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/voltage-over-threshold-261394.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-vista-hard-drive-replaced-with-xp-hard-drive-no-audio.681812/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/steps-to-upgrade-replace-an-mfm-hard-drive-with-an-ide-class-hard-drive.606240/
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Hello, and Welcome
 
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/need-advice-external-desktop-hard-drive-vs-portable-hard-drive.988810/
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A:CPU temp threshold error

try installing windows or Linux on a spare hdd and see if you still get any errors.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/cpu-temp-threshold-error.150786/
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A:W2K Account Threshold Don't Work

The DC will override the local machines policy. Try setting it at on the DC and see what happens.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/w2k-account-threshold-dont-work.81817/
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https://malwaretips.com/threads/threshold-2-10586-36-update.54795/
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A:CHASIS FAN BELOW THRESHOLD!! (Alert!)

You have connected the cpu fan to the correct connector on your mobo haven`t you? Your mobo manual will show you where the cpu fan is supposed to be connected.

Do you have a separate chasis fan?

Regards Howard
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/chasis-fan-below-threshold-alert.34481/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/cpu-threshold-cooling-level.98791/
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A:cpu over specified threshold, heavy disk I/O several MB/s

What antivirus protection do you have?

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Do you have Bing Desktop installed?

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http://www.eightforums.com/performance-maintenance/27869-cpu-over-specified-threshold-heavy-disk-i-o-several-mb-s.html
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Well problem has been solved. I'm not completly sure what I did to do it. All I know is I reinstalled drivers, disabled power saving settings, removed it to the domaina nd re-added it, then set the BITS service to started and set it to auto start. I then did a wuauclt.exe /detectnow and checked my windowsupdate.log and there it was updating. A shield popped up and I did a gpresult and it was all good to go. The strange thing is I all of those steps a week ago trying to get it to work. Idk why it would work now.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/324916/slow-link-threshold/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/processor-thermal-margin-over-threshold.132182/
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A:Solved: CPU Temp threshold too low (BIOS)

i would first just delete Toshiba PC Health Monitor; many ppl seem to want to get rid of it...
and some seem not to be able to upgrade from vista to win 7 with that program on there system

howto remove? > http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/bulletin.jsp?soid=2364559

make sure to reboot your system after uninstal is done
and see if it still happens...

Bios settings can allso be a possible reason but dont go in there if you dont know what your doing
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-cpu-temp-threshold-too-low-bios.986561/
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This message is coming from TNG... however I cannot determine how to resolve this. I am currently looking into it as I have the same issue on one of my servers. I'll post what I come up with.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/auto-burst-threshold-on-w2k-server.569203/
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I always tought the Charms was a royal PITA on the desktop subsequesnt to the introduction of the Start button... geez it still pops up on side-swiping my touchpad.. soooo annoying - so good riddance, however no reason to get rid of it on touch.. is there?

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A:installing Windows 7 on a new hard drive; old hard drive is RAID

All your symptoms point towards malware in your old Wodniws OS.
 
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/515665/installing-windows-7-on-a-new-hard-drive;-old-hard-drive-is-raid/
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A:Copying Complete Hard Drive to an external hard drive as a b...

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A:Hard drive formatting instruction for brand new hard drive

rskin2001 said:

I installed a brand new hard drive in my hp pavilion ze4630 and even when booting from the the Win XP disk it does not see the new hard drive. I tried using a Win Me disk in an attempt format from dos but unit does not boot into dos. The hard drive is a Toshiba MK4025GAS and i did not find a driver on their site. What do i need to do to initialize a virgin hard drive ? Also tried installing as slave drive to my desktop and format with functioning Win XP but it also did not see the drive. Thanks for assistance with this matter.Click to expand...

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hard-drive-formatting-instruction-for-brand-new-hard-drive.467932/
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A:Can external hard drive be used for full internal hard drive?

If you want to take out the drive from external hard drive case and install it in your desktop/laptop, then usually you can. Usually external hard drives are just ordinary hard drives accompanied by some extra controller to make it able to "talk" via general ports (e.g. USB). However I am not familiar with digital elements 2TB , so I can not confirm it. But I do have WD external drive, which I had positively confirm that its real drive is just ordinary hard drive.

Note that if you decide to do this, I suggest to find experience people to work on extracting the drive. If you do it yourself you will risk to damage it, and you don't want that since usually opening the closure means voiding the warranty.
 

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A:Transfer existing Hard Drive info to new Hard Drive

Blazer5 Let's correct a few things, first. Win10 does not require 16GB of RAM; instead, it requires that much Disk Space. Win10 requires only 1GB RAM (32-bit PC) or 2GB of RAM (64-bit PC). As to transferring the data, there are two part to this -- the easy part and the hard part. BOTH start the same way, by you purchasing a USB-to-Hard-Drive adapter and using that to connect the old drive to the PC. But, you first need to determine if the old drive is IDE or SATA.  IDE drives have two rows of small pins on the back; SATA drive have two plastic connectors with contact strips on them.  IF it's an IDE drive, make sure that the Adapter you obtain handles IDE drives -- most new ones do NOT. Then, after connecting the drive to the PC, you should get popups about opening a File Manager window for each of the partitions on the drive.  If the drive is still formatted the original way, the really large partition will have the OS and data files in it. You should then be able to copy the data from this old drive to your PC simply by dragging and dropping in Windows Explorer. That's the easy part ... The hard part is that the files she saved under her user account will be protected, and while you MIGHT be able to copy them, you will NOT be able to open them -- this is by design.  This allows multiple folks, each with their own user ID, to use the same PC and not see each other's files. To solve that, you will have to Take Ownership of her file folders on the old drive.  This is a tutorial from the Win7 forums about that:  http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1911-take-ownership-shortcut.html Once you do that, you will then "own" the files and folders and can copy them to your drive and then use them.Good Luck

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I entered the BIOS and figured out that the hard drive was listed as "not installed." Pretty sure that is the main problem.

I tried a system restore (with the Windows 7 install disc), but I guess the computer couldn't read the hard drive enough to enter safe mode (I tried restarting and F8ing several times).

I put in an external hard drive, and the BIOS read it; however, windows does not allow you to partition an OS on a hard drive.

I am all out of ideas; I'm currently taking apart the computer (touchsmarts are hard to pry open), but I have no clue about computers so I'm hoping one of you guys can help.

Thanks in advance!

A:Computer Not Booting Hard Drive/Unresponsive Hard Drive

It should be under warranty...probably too late but taking it apart will most likely void the warranty.....sounds like a dead hard drive/loose cable

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Just yesterday though, after unplugging it from my PC, using it on another Windows 7 machine and then attempting to reconnect it the my PC, it began to show up on My Computer as a Local Disk rather than an external. In addition, when I try to access it, it gives me this message: E:\ is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable. My question is, is there any way to return the drive to it's original state or recover the data inside? The data is of extreme importance.
Thanks for any help.
 

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A:Clone Bigger Hard drive to smaller hard drive

The verdict is still out. I tried to image the drive and restore it to the smaller one and it gave me the same message. I wonder if I resized the partition of the bigger one to make it smaller then tried to copy it. That might work.

If anyone has done this before let me know.

uByte

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How can i do this without spending money on software that i will probably only use once or twice.
Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

the pipster
 

A:How can i copy my failing 8gb hard drive to my new 80gb hard drive?

For free:

XXClone
HDClone (free edition only smaller to larger)
DriveClonerXP
PCI CloneMaxx
 

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A:How do I take Vista off my old failing hard drive and move it to a new hard drive?

In spite of the physical damage you can still read the hard drive? Try cloning the drive or imaging the needed partitions. I use Macrium Reflect Free. Easeus Todo Backup is another free one, and there are lots more.

Am I able to install the repair disk on the new HDD and then use the product key on the underside of her computer to install Vista?Click to expand...

Only if the "repair disk" is a Vista installation DVD. Repair disks just include the Recovery Console programs (I probably don't have the correct term there) to fix issues with booting and startup, etc.
 

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A:how to make your internal hard drive into and external hard drive ?

Firstly, where are you based (Which country)? I would get the part of the internet, I trust we are talking about a 3.5" drive? Do you have an esata port on your pc? I would get something similar to this, I think: Play.com - Buy CiT 35M17SEF 3.5 inch SATA / USB / Firewire / eSATA External Hard Drive Enclosure online at Play.com and read reviews. Free delivery to UK and Europe!

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A:Os hard drive and local disk hard drive how can i make them into one?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by CraziReaper


i have a problem my laptop says it has two hard drives though it only has one physical one my os hard drive is filled and my local disk has lots og free space can someone help me combine them?


First, if at all unsure backup

Parigon disk suite (free trial)

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A:Need Help Cloning Old Hard Drive to New Hard Drive (quick question)

Never mind...I figured it out.
 

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A:Cloning a hard drive partition onto a smaller hard drive

Hi there

1) download something like FREE macrium and boot it up.
2) Image the OS
3) Restore the image to the new HDD --if it's a Laptop you can do it with a USB==>SATA cable without installing the new HDD first
4) swap the drives if it's a laptop
5) Boot.

Remember though if the Windows system partition exists to copy that as well as the "C" partition.

The rest of your data (User data etc) on the HDD - just save anywhere with File explorer / Windows explorer to wherever you want to keep it -- there's no reason why you couldn't keep it on the old HDD -- if it's an INTERNAL HDD you can get a powered SATA / IDE case and connect via USB or SATA.

I suspect you are installing an SSD -- EXCELLENT MOVE -- you won't be in any way disappointed. You can connect the 110GB SDD to the computer via a USB==>SATA cable - very cheap so you can restore to SSD BEFORE physically changing the drives. Even if it isn't an SSD the methodology applies -- ensure though the BOOT partition is ACTIVE !! or the system won't boot.

Cheers
jimbo

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A:What happens after you convert your internal hard drive to an external hard drive?

does the OS simply get "reduced" to a bunch of files that I will see on my newly installed OS?Click to expand...

Yes
it will just be seen as a data drive and you would need to goto the directory for your data
it wont run as an OS at all
 

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A:Can't boot secondary hard drive that has different OS from primary hard drive

Apples and oranges. There may be tricks, but normally dual boots require setups all be on the same type cables and connectors.
 

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