|I once got an old Hitachi Deskstar (40GB), and I decided to put it back after I replaced the old FIC motherboard with this new one.|
I heard that this disk has potential problems so I decided to scan with MHDD... but that is where the trouble begins...
When the disk is loaded in MHDD: It shows:
SN:VNVB30G2HZ15DV FW:V22OA66A CACHE:1821KB Size: 39266MB
Init drive: [RECAL]
! ERROR: Drive not responding or operation canceled.
However, it lets me to proceed, but... at first the disk seems slow and it produces tons of green, brown and red blocks so I have to stop and zero-filled the drive with Ontrack DM. After zero-filling I scanned the drive with Erase Delays on, and most of those blocks have been restored... but there's still some parts of the drive that reads slowly (as it still has a lot of green blocks and a few brown blocks), and sometimes the scan eventually halts with the last scanned block shows "W". (There's no info about what "W" stands for). After that, [ESC] won't bring me back to the console, and the hard disk LED kept red, but the MHDD time still works and the MHDD info continues updating at the bottom. So I have to press CTRL-ALT-DEL to reboot and start over again. (I have QEMM97 installed with QuickBoot on so it won't take too much time for me to restart the computer).
I don't know why, but this may possibly be another reason why it was called "Deathstar"...
And now I don't think I should continue scanning it... although it didn't seem to show obvious data faults...