"Delayed write" with Samsung 1TB drive

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Claire
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I'm getting a delayed write warning bubble popping up on starting up my main video editing computer. The warning references drive F which is a Samsung 1TB HD103UJ, it says something couldn't be saved.

The drive has been working flawlessly for about a year since I installed it, I haven't altered any other drives or drive configurations in the machine so am thinking it's maybe the Samsung drive on it's way. I am backing up to an external drive as quickly as possible!

The only 1TB drive my local computer shop has in stock is the exact same model.

My question is.. should I grab one or is there a known weakness with this model? If so, any suggestions for a reliable make of 1T SATA drive?

Thanks..

Claire

Alan Roberts
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Is it installed or external? If installed, I reckon you could be right, intimations of mortality. If external, it's the sort of message you get when you turn off without doing a "safely eject" of the drive.

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Claire
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Alan Roberts wrote:
Is it installed or external?

Yes, Its installed.

You know these huge drives are a god send for us video editors, especially when handling HD stuff, but its frightening to think how much work I have trusted to this 1TB lump of metal.

..still copying to a couple of 500GB USB portable drives, will sigh with relief when all is safe.

Claire

Z Cheema
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There is a setting in device manager for the HDD to allow for portable drive or fixed, try changing that, may be that.

Mark M
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Claire,

Of course all hard drives are fallible, but I have goodness knows how many (18 - 20?) of this very same drive and I have had no problems with any of them. They have a good reputation.. so far.

Good luck copying your data over etc. If you do solve this problem I'd be very grateful if you'd keep us posted on the outcome.

Cheers

Mark

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DAVE M
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a 1Tb USB drive is so cheap now that backing up, although time consuming, is easy to do.

Claire
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Look like iit's the drive itself gone down.

I ran check disk on it without setting the option to "automatically fix system errors" or "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors".

After a short while during "Phase 1" a message appears "Windows was unable to complete the disk check".

I have now bought another one, same Samsung model and fitted it.

After running a quick format the disk check completes phase 1,2 & 3 with no problems at lightening speed so I am now busy transferring my saved work back onto it from the my external USB drives.

In the meantime I placed the suspect drive in a USB external case which takes sata drives and ran the disk check on it again. It still could not complete the test. Does this vindicate me dumping it or shall I try a reformat?

Oh, except I now found it's only 6 months old, maybe I should just return it, I have lost trust in it now.

Claire

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I would return it - gotta be covered by warranty, if nothing else... and I wouldn't trust it now either

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Alan Roberts
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It's dead. If you can get a refund, you should do so. And don't even think of using it for anything other than as a doorstop.

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Mad_mardy
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Return it...
most drives these days have a 3 year warranty.

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