Wednesday, May 10, 2017

HDD replaced


Western Digital WD Blue 1TB WD10EZEX was delivered overnight by PCCASEGEAR. Using Acronis Rescue Media, I cloned the failing HDD to the new HDD. Process took about 2 hours.

Once done, I did another Parkdale test; result is good:

Important note: when using Acronis Rescue Media, make sure that 'iGPU Multi-Monitor' is DISABLED in your motherboard BIOS. Otherwise, you'll be staring at a blank screen forever.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Failing HDD (Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB WD10EALX)

Our HDD (Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB WD10EALX) is acting up this past few days. Access is very, very slow and as it's used for installation of software programs, desktop use is really bad. Example, opening Photoshop takes around 15 minutes, ouch!

We got this HDD back in August 2011.

I ran a Parkdale program this evening and this the HDD Write/Read result:

And from Western Digital's own diagnostic tool which shows a FAIL on SMART status:

In contrast, HDD Write/Read from a few years ago:

SSD Write/Read this evening:

I bought a replacement HDD today, a Western Digital WD Blue 1TB WD10EZEX. It should be with me by tomorrow.

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