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#25 EuroFight

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:05 AM

Okay, update.

 

After reinstalling Windows, the issue continued, so it must be a hardware fault as some of you suggested. Hence I have contacted Amazon.co.uk for a replacement drive. Following the trend of excellent support I have received from Amazon, they have agreed to send me a replacement, which should (hopefully) arrive on Monday. For now, I can keep the drive in my system in it's current (albeit annoying) state.

 

Here are some screenies taken about 10 seconds apart showing the issue:

 

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Processor AMD FX-6100 Hex-core, 3.3GHz > Intel Core 2 Duo Dual-core, 1.6GHz
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz >  Crucial 3GB DDR3 1066MHz
Graphics Radeon HD7770 + Radeon HD5570 > Intel 3000 Integrated Graphics
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Socket AM3+ > OEM Latitude XT2 Motherboard Socket P
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB SATA 7200.14 > Samsung 64GB SSD SATA 3Gbps
Power Supply Cooler Master Elite ATX 500W > OEM Dell Power Supply 90W
Case Zalman Z11 Plus 4x 120mm fans, 3x 80mm > OEM Dell Latitude XT Case
 
OnePlus One 64GB > 4G LTE, 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801, 3GB LPDDR3, Adreno 330 GPU, 13MP camera


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 06:57 AM

^^ I hope it solves your problem..


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 05:31 AM

Talking of Amazon's excellent customer support, having reported the issue yesterday morning, a parcel was delivered this morning containing the replacement drive!

 

I'm currently installing Windows to see if the issue persists, but nonetheless, the support I have received from Amazon is outstanding.


Processor AMD FX-6100 Hex-core, 3.3GHz > Intel Core 2 Duo Dual-core, 1.6GHz
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz >  Crucial 3GB DDR3 1066MHz
Graphics Radeon HD7770 + Radeon HD5570 > Intel 3000 Integrated Graphics
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Socket AM3+ > OEM Latitude XT2 Motherboard Socket P
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB SATA 7200.14 > Samsung 64GB SSD SATA 3Gbps
Power Supply Cooler Master Elite ATX 500W > OEM Dell Power Supply 90W
Case Zalman Z11 Plus 4x 120mm fans, 3x 80mm > OEM Dell Latitude XT Case
 
OnePlus One 64GB > 4G LTE, 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801, 3GB LPDDR3, Adreno 330 GPU, 13MP camera


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 08:21 AM

^^ Well, that was very very quick!


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 10:27 AM

Looks like the issue was caused by a bad drive - the drive now works perfectly - and I have an increased read speed; I assume because the drive I was sent was an earlier model with 3 platters instead of 2 :D


Processor AMD FX-6100 Hex-core, 3.3GHz > Intel Core 2 Duo Dual-core, 1.6GHz
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz >  Crucial 3GB DDR3 1066MHz
Graphics Radeon HD7770 + Radeon HD5570 > Intel 3000 Integrated Graphics
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Socket AM3+ > OEM Latitude XT2 Motherboard Socket P
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB SATA 7200.14 > Samsung 64GB SSD SATA 3Gbps
Power Supply Cooler Master Elite ATX 500W > OEM Dell Power Supply 90W
Case Zalman Z11 Plus 4x 120mm fans, 3x 80mm > OEM Dell Latitude XT Case
 
OnePlus One 64GB > 4G LTE, 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801, 3GB LPDDR3, Adreno 330 GPU, 13MP camera


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 11:17 AM

Congrats. :)


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