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Old 04-13-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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Red face Can this HDD cause problems?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-185-_-Product

So I'm just wondering if this HDD can cause problems such as, slowness,freezing in games, and black screen crash's. I have this HDD with these problems and its impossible to be my hardware or vsync. I have 172GB left and here's my specs if you need it:

AMD Phenom II X4 3.2GHz
12GB DDR2 Ram Boosted to 400Mhz in BIOS
AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB OC'd
Windows 7 Home Premium
850w PSU
1TB HDD @ 7200 RPM

Yes I've tried putting it back to stock speeds that doesn't work either.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:55 PM   #2
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No hard drive should be causing problems when working properly. If you're having issues with yours then you should send it in for a warranty return/exchange.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:46 PM   #3
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No hard drive should be causing problems when working properly. If you're having issues with yours then you should send it in for a warranty return/exchange.
Well its over its warranty...
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:23 AM   #4
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download and run seatools from the samsung website.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:19 AM   #5
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download and run seatools from the samsung website.
Well everything passed, but this still doesn't explain my problems.
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:09 AM   #6
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I have this HDD with these problems and its impossible to be my hardware or vsync. I have 172GB left and here's my specs if you need it:
Why is it impossible that it's something else?
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:19 AM   #7
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Why is it impossible that it's something else?
Well I have no idea what it is.
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:08 AM   #8
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With the amount of RAM you have, I'd test that just to rule it out. Download and run Memtest Or remove some RAM and see if you still have the problem.
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:28 AM   #9
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are you getting any error messages anywhere?
Event viewer?
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:15 AM   #10
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With the amount of RAM you have, I'd test that just to rule it out. Download and run Memtest Or remove some RAM and see if you still have the problem.
I ran a Windows memtest and everything passed.

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are you getting any error messages anywhere?
Event viewer?
Well where would I find the error messages in Event viewer?

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Old 04-14-2012, 11:58 AM   #11
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Well where would I find the error messages in Event viewer?
right click 'My Computer' select Manage, Event viewer, Custom Views, Admin events.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:08 PM   #12
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right click 'My Computer' select Manage, Event viewer, Custom Views, Admin events.
Under error I get
Past 7 days: 105

24 hours: 13

Last hour: 0
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:11 PM   #13
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Under error I get
Past 7 days: 105

24 hours: 13

Last hour: 0
You need to click on the rest of the bits i said

"Custom Views, Admin events"

this will show you what those errors are.
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:34 PM   #14
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You need to click on the rest of the bits i said

"Custom Views, Admin events"

this will show you what those errors are.
Oh my god there's hundreds....
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:06 PM   #15
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dont worry they're not all bad and it looks worse than it is as windows will warn about everything.

You can probably ignore yellow ones,

Find one that corresponds to the time that you get the problems.

If you can't remember when it last happened, note the time, do some gaming and when the slow downs happen look at the event viewer.
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