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#1 Cespenar

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 01:34 AM

Hi all,

This drive was purchased to do the win10 backups. But win10 backups are not as easy as win7.

I was advised to do something, somewhere, by someone. Didn't go that road. Not worried about backups ATMO.

 

Part number is PN:1D6AP6-500 1 TB

 

Windows see it, and recognizes it. But kept saying Backup drive was disconnected. (It is connected)

I could not do a second backup so wiped and formatted the drive.

Tried again. But could only do an image of C:\

But then the drive says 27.2 GB free of 31.9 GB (Bit small for a 1 TB drive ??????????)

I have to remove the drive under normal circumstances as it tries to boot repair the computer.

I did a drive check and it says drive has errors. I try to fix errors and it says drive has no errors.

 

I really think this drive needs to be hung on a gun range. ( I'm not allowed to use)

 

Should I bin the drive?


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 05:44 AM

Use diskpart (command line) to wipe the partitions/volumes.

HD Tune has a disk error scan that's fairly good at catching dying disks as well (the speed map will be smooth with a good drive).
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Posted 02 April 2017 - 06:58 AM

Besides iDrive, I use MiniTool Partition Wizard.

Yes, you have to pay for them but they work - always.

MiniTool gives you the ability to boot from a USB so you

can backup the entire C drive without worrying about the system files.

MiniTool also gives you the ability to create and more partitions - the best I've seen.

 

https://www.idrive.com/

https://www.partitionwizard.com/



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Posted 02 April 2017 - 09:38 AM

+1 for diskpart and HDTune, it very well could be disk issues.

I'm to lazy to install backup software on my windows machine, so i use backup and restore, as well as file history, both of which work perfectly fine. They're backing up to a samba share with no issues, pretty much since the win10 free upgrade came out.

It shouldnt be hard to setup either, just a couple of clicks.., Backup and restore is basically the exact same as it was in windows 7. Here is a guide to set up both:

https://www.google.c...ols/amp/?espv=1

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 01:22 AM

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Odd bunch of errors.m All as the end.


Edited by Cespenar, 03 April 2017 - 01:23 AM.

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 05:19 AM

Yeah, it's dead.
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Posted 04 April 2017 - 04:07 PM

Thanks Waco.

Thanks everybody else.


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