Suspicious Information from CrystalDiskInfo

October 29, 2013 at 12:08:21
Specs: Windows 7
Hi All,

I recently swapped out my ps3 hard drive for a larger one and decided I'd put the old one in a USB enclosure, but before I started using it for data I opened up CrystalDiscInfo to see the status. The results are here. As you can see CrystalDiscInfo shows that the disc has more Pending and Uncorrectable sectors then it has kilobytes. Also it states that HDD has been on for ~48 years. Alien technology? Is it possible that the PS3 just messed with the SMART data? I've never had a problem with it when it was in my ps3 and as far as I can tell it reads and writes just fine.

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October 29, 2013 at 14:35:56
The ps3 drive may be partitioned in a non-standard way that crystaldiskinfo doesn't recognize. If you plan on using the drive with a PC then open disk management and remove the drive's existing partition(s) and then repartition.

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October 29, 2013 at 14:42:41
Sorry, I forgot to mention I did that. I did a full format and ran chkdsk with the option to find bad sectors. As far as I can tell it works okay.

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October 29, 2013 at 15:36:25
The reading of SMART data from a USB device is somewhat problematic and not all enclosures handle this properly (if at all). The fact that the drive is from a PS3 doesn't help.

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October 30, 2013 at 13:24:28
Hi Swatpup, If still not satisfactory, suggest trying:-

low level format
partition - to one partition

Check if the maker's website has applications for any of these.

However, if CHKDSK says the disk is ok, I would accept that over the other program.

Good Luck - Keep us posted

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