Seagate ST380817AS will not test with Seagate

  Giggle n' Bits 18:36 16 Aug 2006

Diagnostic Tool.

Ok, HDD got winxp installed fine, but I always like to check the HDD when there new so I downloaded the Seagate HDD for my SATA HDD and it will go to 99% only of the Short Diagnostic test boot from floppy.

My Motherboard doesn't have SATA II and the HDD is a SATA II but there are no required jumper settings required to knock it back to 150 Sata

Sop because it will not let me test the hdd would you suspect I have a problem with the HDD ?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:48 16 Aug 2006

If XP is installed fine and you can read and write to the drive then I wouldn't worry.

  SB23 18:56 16 Aug 2006

I agree with Fruit Bat /\0/\.

My old drive was tested on the Seagate Diagnostic Tools, and ran for another 4 months before it gave up. This was after I'd had all the warnings that it was about to die, and that it was full of bad sectors etc.

When I replaced it, the only thing I did do, was to make sure that it had a guarantee, via the site. Glad to say its covered for 5 years.

  Giggle n' Bits 00:43 17 Aug 2006

just never had any problems in the past using the Segatetools diagnostic seems strange but the Drive and system spins well.


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