WDC WD3200AAJS-ATA Drive (thats a WD 320 SATA, right?)

Hi,


I had reason to delve into my event viewer and find that since September (drive was new in May), I have been getting error 7 messages, disk, "the device, \device\harddisk0\DRO, has a bad block.


Along with that, there seems to have been some NTFS failings that appear to have then repaired.


I haven’t noticed any strange behaviour otherwise.


I just ran HD Tune, did the error check and there was one little red square, all the rest green.


Should I worry?


Thanks :o)

test again

if apears a red square again rma it

if not  its ok for now

Hello David,


What does rma it mean, please?


I did a chkdsk the other night (before running HD Tune) here is the log… does it make anything clearer?


Checking file system on C:

The type of the file system is NTFS.

 

A disk check has been scheduled.

Windows will now check the disk.                        

  213568 file records processed.                                     306 large file records processed.                               0 bad file records processed.                                 0 EA records processed.                                       60 reparse records processed.                                  270190 index entries processed.                                    0 unindexed files processed.                                  213568 security descriptors processed.                           Cleaning up 177 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.

Cleaning up 177 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.

Cleaning up 177 unused security descriptors.

  28312 data files processed.                                     CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal…

  34317088 USN bytes processed.                                      Usn Journal verification completed.

CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)…

  213552 files processed.                                          File data verification completed.

CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)…

  48873085 free clusters processed.                                  Free space verification is complete.

CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the

master file table (MFT) bitmap.

CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.

Windows has made corrections to the file system.

 

 312568831 KB total disk space.

 116656476 KB in 176598 files.

     94572 KB in 28313 indexes.

        16 KB in bad sectors.

    325423 KB in use by the system.

     65536 KB occupied by the log file.

 195492344 KB available on disk.

 

      4096 bytes in each allocation unit.

  78142207 total allocation units on disk.

  48873086 allocation units available on disk.


Any reassurance that the disk isn’t going to go kaput would be great!! :slight_smile:

i never saw anything like this before…

CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the

master file table (MFT) bitmap.

CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.

Windows has made corrections to the file system.

can you use hard disk sentinel for windows to see if there is a real problem with the drive or not ?

send here a picture of the main window and smart window in hard disk sentinel.

RMA means Return Material Authorization or send something for replacement

cheers

Hiya,

Attached are images - hope you can read them ok…

Overview sentinel.jpg SMART sentinal.jpg

your hard drive seems to be fine :slight_smile:

only 4 bad sectors have being found until now

monitor that hard disk frequently…

my recomendation is to move all contents to another drive and test the entire surface of that hard drive

if appears more bad sectors use the warranty  if possible