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Possible new faulty HDD

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Knave, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. Knave


    Joined: Aug 27, 2007

    Posts: 26

    Location: UK

    Got the Seagate ST2000DM008 just over a month ago and while it works the noise from it sounds like it is being accessed all the time even when its not. Been running HD Tune tests on it (both normal and safe mode) and the graph over a normal drive does not look good at all.
    Showing as firmware 0001 doesn't look good either to me :)

  2. mattyfez


    Joined: Apr 12, 2007

    Posts: 8,997

    As it's pretty new, try leaving the pc on for 12 or 24 hrs if not already done so.. If windows is trying to index it or some other shenanigans, it should settle down if you leave it on for a decent long period ... Is it a system drive or a storage drive?

    Leaving the pc on and idle for a long period will rule out the above as it will have enough time to 'settle in' without being interrupted by reboots and performance tests etc.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2018
  3. ED209


    Joined: Nov 5, 2014

    Posts: 5,868

    Why not download the manufactures software to do tests on the hdd? If it fails then rma the drive
  4. tres_kun


    Joined: Nov 7, 2012

    Posts: 545

    Location: Glasgow

    That speed profile is wrong
    The end of the hard drive cannot be as fast as the begining
    Do you have a cashing drive in your computer like Optane?
    If you can do
    Do a full format on the hard drive
    You can use windows for it
    And rerun the test
  5. seagate_surfer

    Seagate Rep

    Joined: Mar 31, 2017

    Posts: 77

    Location: Cupertino, CA

    You can contact support here and also run SeaTools and it will let you know what state the drive is in.