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Hitachi drive fitness test

Q: Hitachi drive fitness test

I down loaded this executible file from www.hitachi.com to my doc. When I try to put it on a diskette, get write error (can't write to the target diskette) I've tried more then 3 disk, & I know the A:drive is good. It installs with Installshield. I want to copy it to a cd so I can check the HDD on my laytop. I need DFT bad!

Please Help,Thanks
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Preferred Solution: Hitachi drive fitness test

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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,

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/217877/hitachi-drive-fitness-test/
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Can't boot DFT from CD...

Stop at ""

pls. HElp

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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/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/run-drive-fitness-test-for-hitachi-hdd.1033325/
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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!

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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Anyway is there any utility that will install EZ-drive or ontrack disk manager so I can use this machine? Sorry XP is not a solution.

Thanx
Ryan
 

A:Need drive overlay for Hitachi 40gb laptop IDE drive

Check this download:

http://www.korber.pl/download/drivers/hd/wd/EZmaker.exe
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/need-drive-overlay-for-hitachi-40gb-laptop-ide-drive.348315/
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A:Hard Drive Diagnosis Test- Long Dst Test Failed

Hallo Harshal123, this error code:RLNG40-7KG845-XD7V6K-618703Failure: 305information: Hard Disk 1 Full Test Failure If it's still in warranty I would recommend you to contact your HP support for getting the HDD replaced under warranty.List of phone number press your country: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.html If out of warranty I would recommend you replace it your self it's normally not that hard but I can't tell since I can't see your P/N. But out from your S/N as I can see with that failure ID it's should be under 2nd year  warranty if im not misstaken. Br




ZincasI am an HP notebook technician.Please click ?Accept as Solution ? on the post that solves your issue to help others find the solution.Click the Thumbs Up on the left to say ?Thanks? for helping!

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A:Hitachi Hard Drive Help?

Hello LeonArlott. Welcome to the Forum.

The first thing I would try is to connect that external drive to another computer to see if it behaves the same on anther system. Depending on what happens with that test we can determine the best course of action.

To try and recover the data from that drive you could try the free version of Paragon: Rescue Kit Free Edition | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, hard disk partitioning , a program recommended by member Gregrocker here.

I would also download and burn a CD with the Hitachi Drive Fitness Test (ISO) and see if you can test the drive with that.
http://www.hitachigst.com/support/downloads/

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A:hitachi external hard drive

Hard drives are fragile devices, you cannot drop them.

If you are lucky you may have only damaged the USB enclosure. You can try disassembling the device and removing the hard drive. Then try installing it internally in your PC to see if it get detected or trying it with another external USB enclosure.
 

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A:Hitachi hard drive feedback

janlafata said:


Used to always use Seagate but their recent press about bad drives and constant posts from users who's drives have died have me spooked to go that route. So two months ago, I decided to try Western Digital. I had always heard nothing but good reports on reliability with them, even though I think they are noisy.

Anyway, diagnostics turned up some errors that could not be fixed on two 640 GB SATA Drives, so I RMA'd them. They sent me two new 750 GB SATA drives, they both had errors on them, so they will be RMA'd. Now I just don't know if i want to trust putting back in a WD when the replacements arrive. And it will take 3-4 weeks to get them anyway.

That's got me thinking about alternatives. I mean I'd like to think that I'm the kind of person that doesn't always have to follow the trends of using brand names, so I've done some research and am now leaning to a Hitachi Deskstar 750 GB SATA.. I also slightly considered going the Samsung route, becuase I had one long ago, but I just don't know.

Feedback welcome,Click to expand...

Hitachi makes a good hd.
Seagate has some better performance numbers on paper
Wd is right behind it
Hitachi while it doesnt hold the top spots in different benchmark tests is does have good scores.
The resulting balance of these scores for whats its worth does let hitachi win one benchmark..and that is the ability to boot xp the fastest compared to other 7200 rpm drives.
you will be happy as it seems to open applications fairly snappy.
I am sorry to hear about your bad experiance with wd there are a couple places that people order from online that tend to have a higher rate bad drives shipped to thier house.
also for whats its worth..a larger capacity drive made by the same mfg tend to have better performance,so even if you dont need the extra gigs of storage its worth the extra few bucks for performance.
I wouldnt worry to much about the sea gates..there were some problems..but thier service is great and you stand a good chance of having your data still on the hd when its reteurned to you.Overall they make a good hd and shouldnt be brushed aside due to shipping drives for about three months that a percentage of had problems.They have not dodged the situation and handled it very well.
if you are uncomfortable with a seagate or wd,the hitachi is a fine choice as it has a great overall blend of scores and has a good reliablity record
 

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A:External Hitachi drive will not convert.

have a look at this to ensure you are following the correct steps.
not my area really but i found this after a quick google.

How to Convert FAT Disks to NTFS

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But for a hitachi drive?
Cheers
 

A:Sata Hitachi drive utility

http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
 

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A:Hitachi Deskstar 7k3000 3tb drive.....

I've never used a drive that large, but it leads to issues:

Above 2TB

Short version: drives larger than 2TB must use GPT. Windows 7 can only boot from a GPT drive if you have a 64 bit version (as you do), and your motherboard uses uEFI rather than a traditional BIOS.

Some 3TB drives I've seen sold with controller cards that may allow these limitations to be worked around, but I've not used one.

I don't know how this affects the Win7 installation process.

If you have an Asus motherboard, you may wish to try their Disk Unlocker:

ASUS Motherboard Disk Unlocker - Unearth the Missing Space

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A:Hitachi Drive wont appear in my computer and not accessible.

pull all yer usb leads/dongles out except mouse/keyboard

Then go to device manager scroll down to usb section and delete as many of the hubs and controllers as you can before mouse is cut off

restart pc will 'rediscover' all hubs/controllers and load fresh drivers

start plugging back your usb peripherals one by one as they are rediscovered

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insufficient info. you need to know your motherboard make and model, which you can get from the gateway site (or running e.g. belarc advisor). Then visit the motherboard m/f site for drivers for the O.S. you have (also incompletely specified). How on earth you think your details percolate automatically over the internet, I have no idea.

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A:Solved: Hitachi External Drive keeps disappearing

Check the Power Plan and make sure the HD isn't set to disconnect after 20 minutes or something. Perhaps updates have cause the a default setting to change.

The other thing that's hard to troubleshoot is the USB interface. Determining if its the HD or PC is the challenge. Try the HD on different PC ports, different USB cables, and different PC and see if same occurs. It could be time for a new HD. Good luck.
 

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A:Unable to install windows to Hitachi hard drive

For starting point,
Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

Also
Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
How to use memtest:
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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A:Hitachi Travelstar 60gb external drive not recognised, please help!

Have you installed the driver or software for the external hard drive?
 

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A:Hitachi Touro 500gb portable drive will not work on Win 10

Hi  Are you able to see the external drive in This PC? Is the Portable drive assigned Drive letter through Disk Management? If not, please Add drive letter --> follow this.  Regards Visruth 

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We have already checked for BIOS updates, and found none available.

Any ideas?
Thanks
 

A:Installing Windows XP on new Hitachi 250GB drive, won't reboot after SP2

Update on this problem: with the restart on failure disabled we were able to proceed a bit further, and have now disabled our AVG virus s/w, and rolled back again to run a disk check... before trying SP2 again.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installing-windows-xp-on-new-hitachi-250gb-drive-wont-reboot-after-sp2.580738/
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?????

What are you trying to do?

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A:Solved: Hitachi notebook drive repair: spins, ID's, won't format

Run the Hitachi/IBM Drive Fitness Test to determine the health of the drive, dont worry about the utility being old.
It may be a case that the drive fails and is beyond saving even with drive re-generator utilities such as HDDRegenerator (not free) , in which case retire and bin the drive.
try HDAT2, which is free

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-hitachi-notebook-drive-repair-spins-ids-wont-format.1009569/
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Thanks.
 

A:Problems restoring data using Hitachi Portable Hard drive.

Try using Recuva.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/problems-restoring-data-using-hitachi-portable-hard-drive.1025139/
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A:how to install a 40gb hitachi hard drive into a sony vaio f610

Welcome...

Installing the hard drive should be pretty easy. (I'm assuming you know where the hard drive is located on your laptop... because I have no idea)

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It shouldn't take you more than an hour or two start to finish.
 

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A:Which is the best Fitness Tracker?

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Originally Posted by zap9x


like i asked , i found an amazing article about running on health and fitness , and i want to share it to my friends ... but i cant find an url or anything about it ...



Hi zap9x, welcome to Windows EightForums.
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A:Smart Self Drive Test, Smart Short Drive Test and ...

Hi whitedesire , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Best that you back up all your files are the harddrive would soon fail.
SMART test are harddrive integrity test that pre warns before it crashes and that you may need to change the harddrive very soon.  You may need to create your installer media too. 
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards

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A:cd drive test

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Welcome
Jason,
Ill get you a hd test to be sure. Back up your stuff, just in case.
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A:Solved: DVD drive test?

Where did you put the new DVD drive on the secondary IDE as Master?

Try it on as Slave or is there a setting on the drive for Cable select.

Were the CD and DVD drive on together...if so try the DVD drive on it's own.
 

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Perhaps the best way (safest) to test without using your own disk is to download the one in the link below:

Download Windows 8 Pro ISO 32 Bit / 64 Bit Free

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A:Test tool for Serial-ATA drive

Anyone know tools to check the integrity of serial-ata hard drives?.Click to expand...
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The hard drive is a IBM Travelstar 4.78 G
The laptop is a Micron Trek Transport II

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A:Any way to test health of hard drive? 8.1

This is the Western Digital tool: Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostics Download - Softpedia

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/59340-any-way-test-health-hard-drive-8-1-a.html
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Your hard drive has failed and needs to be replaced.  Once you replace the hard drive then you'll need to reinstall the operating system (OS) and software/drivers so that your system is operational.

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Depends on the make/model of your drive. Western Digital has an excellent little utility to check THEIR drives. Do you know what kind of drive you have? You may need to open the computer and have a look on the drive. Then go to the drive's manufacture's web site and see if anything is offered.
 

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A:Hard Drive test Win8

Hello JDS,

Are you able to run the latest HGST Windows Drive Fitness Test (WinDFT) version from within Windows to test the drive?

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http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/32435-hard-drive-test-win8.html
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A:How do i test my external hard drive

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A:IE9 Test Drive Download Link

  
Quote: Originally Posted by helmutcheese


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A:Hard Drive Speed Test

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http://www.tcdlabs.com/hdtach.htm
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http://www.tweakfiles.com/allinone/sisoftsandra.html
 

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A:External Hard Drive and Vista (this will test you)

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A:BSOD's while playing Test Drive Unlimited 2

  
Quote: Originally Posted by novachaos


There is a lot of random BSOD's whilst playing Test Drive Unlimited 2, Windows Error reporting, shows a lot of video hardware errors, tested same system with Burnout Paradise and Just Cause 2 but it works fine, normal browsing, movies and music listening also works without issue. Any ideas?


Several problems

1-ASACPI.SYS a major cause of BSOD's in the 2005 rev.

The pre 2009 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.

The 2005 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.
Please visit this link: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE
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Use this SPTD uninstaller when you're done:DuplexSecure - Downloads

You can use MagicDisc as an alternative.

Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc) Overview

3-Old drivers needing updating (ASACPI.SYS and audio driver at least)


Code:
ASACPI.sys 3/27/2005 10:30:36 PM fffff880`047f8000 fffff880`04800000 0x00008000 0x42476c4c
ctac32k.sys 7/2/2008 4:38:22 AM fffff880`050e9000 fffff880`05197000 0x000ae000 0x486b3e7e
AsUpIO.sys 7/5/2009 10:21:38 PM fffff880`0450e000 fffff880`04514000 0x00006000 0x4a515fb2
How To Find Drivers:




Quote:
- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.


- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference Driver Reference
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: Drivers and Downloads

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A:What Does this Laptop Hard drive Test Failure Mean?

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A:Computor failed the hard drive test.

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A:Hard Drive Optimized DST test failure

That means the hard drive needs replacement. Is the laptop still in warranty?

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A:Solved: Bootable Flash Drive to run Win Mem test

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