Computer loading slow, video play back spluttering, Erratic CPUspeeds. Is it my HDD on its way out?


D

dewiwayne

My PC has been taking a slow turn of lately with the Computer loading
slow, video play back spluttering, Erratic CPU speeds and forever
loading games and low FPS. I recently re installed my windows vista
after trying Windows 7 Beta and it hasnt improved (it started when W7
was installed). Last week my computer started ticking/clicking so i
have assumed it is my HDD on its way out. here is my smart Report from
Everest Ultimate 5.01

Do I Have The Right Conslusion My HDD is about to go Boom Crash and
Bang very soon?


--------[ EVEREST Ultimate
Edition ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST
v5.01.1700
Benchmark Module 2.4.258.0
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Report Wizard
[ TRIAL VERSION ]
Date 2009-04-21
Time 17:30


--------
[ SMART ]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ SAMSUNG SP1644N (S0E9J10L816157) ]
ID Attribute Description Threshold
Value Worst Data Status
01 Raw Read Error Rate 51
100 100 2 OK: Value is normal
03 Spinup Time 25
100 100 6080 OK: Value is normal
04 Start/Stop Count 0
97 97 3278 OK: Always passes
05 Reallocated Sector Count 10
253 253 0 OK: Value is normal
07 Seek Error Rate 51
253 253 0 OK: Value is normal
08 Seek Time Performance 15
253 253 0 OK: Value is normal
09 Power-On Time Count 0
100 100 6863 OK: Always passes
0A Spinup Retry Count 51
253 253 0 OK: Value is normal
0B Calibration Retry Count 0
253 253 0 OK: Always passes
0C Power Cycle Count 0
99 99 1678 OK: Always passes
BB <vendor-specific> 0
1 1 65637 OK: Always passes
BE Airflow Temperature 0
106 70 44 OK: Always passes
C2 Temperature 0
106 70 44 OK: Always passes
C3 Hardware ECC Recovered 0 100
100 1211165 OK: Always passes
C4 Reallocation Event Count 0
253 253 0 OK: Always passes
C5 Current Pending Sector Count 0 253
100 0 OK: Always passes
C6 Offline Uncorrectable Sector Count 0 253
253 0 OK: Always passes
C7 Ultra ATA CRC Error Rate 0
200 200 0 OK: Always passes
C8 Write Error Rate 0
100 100 0 OK: Always passes
C9 Soft Read Error Rate 0
253 100 0 OK: Always passes
 
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R

Rod Speed

My PC has been taking a slow turn of lately with the Computer loading
slow, video play back spluttering, Erratic CPU speeds and forever
loading games and low FPS. I recently re installed my windows vista
after trying Windows 7 Beta and it hasnt improved (it started when W7
was installed). Last week my computer started ticking/clicking so i
have assumed it is my HDD on its way out. here is my smart Report from
Everest Ultimate 5.01

Do I Have The Right Conslusion My HDD is about to go Boom Crash and
Bang very soon?

Nope, the SMART report looks fine for a Samsung drive.

The problem must be something else.

The erratic CPU speeds is most likely the main symptom of the problem.
--------[ EVEREST Ultimate
Edition
]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST
v5.01.1700
Benchmark Module 2.4.258.0
Homepage
http://www.lavalys.com/ Report Type
Report Wizard [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Date 2009-04-21
Time 17:30


--------
[ SMART
]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ SAMSUNG SP1644N (S0E9J10L816157) ]
ID Attribute Description Threshold
Value Worst Data Status
01 Raw Read Error Rate 51
100 100 2 OK: Value is normal
03 Spinup Time 25
100 100 6080 OK: Value is normal
04 Start/Stop Count 0
97 97 3278 OK: Always passes
05 Reallocated Sector Count 10
253 253 0 OK: Value is normal
07 Seek Error Rate 51
253 253 0 OK: Value is normal
08 Seek Time Performance 15
253 253 0 OK: Value is normal
09 Power-On Time Count 0
100 100 6863 OK: Always passes
0A Spinup Retry Count 51
253 253 0 OK: Value is normal
0B Calibration Retry Count 0
253 253 0 OK: Always passes
0C Power Cycle Count 0
99 99 1678 OK: Always passes
BB <vendor-specific> 0
1 1 65637 OK: Always passes
BE Airflow Temperature 0
106 70 44 OK: Always passes
C2 Temperature 0
106 70 44 OK: Always passes
C3 Hardware ECC Recovered 0 100
100 1211165 OK: Always passes
C4 Reallocation Event Count 0
253 253 0 OK: Always passes
C5 Current Pending Sector Count 0 253
100 0 OK: Always passes
C6 Offline Uncorrectable Sector Count 0 253
253 0 OK: Always passes
C7 Ultra ATA CRC Error Rate 0
200 200 0 OK: Always passes
C8 Write Error Rate 0
100 100 0 OK: Always passes
C9 Soft Read Error Rate 0
253 100 0 OK: Always passes
 
A

Arno

My PC has been taking a slow turn of lately with the Computer loading
slow, video play back spluttering, Erratic CPU speeds and forever
loading games and low FPS. I recently re installed my windows vista
after trying Windows 7 Beta and it hasnt improved (it started when W7
was installed). Last week my computer started ticking/clicking so i
have assumed it is my HDD on its way out. here is my smart Report from
Everest Ultimate 5.01
Do I Have The Right Conslusion My HDD is about to go Boom Crash and
Bang very soon?

--------[ EVEREST Ultimate
Edition ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Version EVEREST
v5.01.1700
Benchmark Module 2.4.258.0
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Report Wizard
[ TRIAL VERSION ]
Date 2009-04-21
Time 17:30
[ SAMSUNG SP1644N (S0E9J10L816157) ]
ID Attribute Description Threshold
Value Worst Data Status
01 Raw Read Error Rate 51
100 100 2 OK: Value is normal

looks fine
03 Spinup Time 25
100 100 6080 OK: Value is normal
04 Start/Stop Count 0
97 97 3278 OK: Always passes
05 Reallocated Sector Count 10
253 253 0 OK: Value is normal

No problem here....

07 Seek Error Rate 51
253 253 0 OK: Value is normal

Also not here
08 Seek Time Performance 15
253 253 0 OK: Value is normal
09 Power-On Time Count 0
100 100 6863 OK: Always passes
0A Spinup Retry Count 51
253 253 0 OK: Value is normal
0B Calibration Retry Count 0
253 253 0 OK: Always passes
0C Power Cycle Count 0
99 99 1678 OK: Always passes
BB <vendor-specific> 0
1 1 65637 OK: Always passes
BE Airflow Temperature 0
106 70 44 OK: Always passes
C2 Temperature 0
106 70 44 OK: Always passes
C3 Hardware ECC Recovered 0 100
100 1211165 OK: Always passes
C4 Reallocation Event Count 0
253 253 0 OK: Always passes
C5 Current Pending Sector Count 0 253
100 0 OK: Always passes
C6 Offline Uncorrectable Sector Count 0 253
253 0 OK: Always passes
C7 Ultra ATA CRC Error Rate 0
200 200 0 OK: Always passes
C8 Write Error Rate 0
100 100 0 OK: Always passes
C9 Soft Read Error Rate 0
253 100 0 OK: Always passes

This disk looks perfectly fine.

Here is a thought: This is an ATA drive. Maybe you have not installed
the UDMA drivers for your chipset or not enabled UDMA in the BIOS?
PIO mode is very slow....

Arno
 
Y

Yousuf Khan

Arno said:
This disk looks perfectly fine.

Here is a thought: This is an ATA drive. Maybe you have not installed
the UDMA drivers for your chipset or not enabled UDMA in the BIOS?
PIO mode is very slow....

Arno

Maybe the constant install and reinstall from Vista to Win 7 switched
the drive into PIO mode?

Yousuf Khan
 
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F

Franc Zabkar

ID Attribute Description Threshold
Value Worst Data Status
BB <vendor-specific> 0
1 1 65637 OK: Always passes

I suspect that this attribute would have exceeded its threshold, if
the drive would have allowed it. Instead it will probably remain at 1
for the remainder of the drive's life.

Wikipedia suggests that attribute BB may reflect "Reported
Uncorrectable Errors", at least for some vendors. Samsung may define
it differently, however.

FWIW, the raw value of 65637 is equivalent to 0x00010065. Maybe that's
a two-part variable ???

Or maybe this attribute isn't significant at all ???

Try HD Sentinel. It may be able to assess your drive's health with
this attribute in mind:
http://www.hdsentinel.com/dl.php

- Franc Zabkar
 

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