View Full Version : Suspected failing hard drive

01-02-2010, 01:57 PM
Hi all,

I suspect my 500GB Seagate HD is on it's last legs.

Sometimes when I start it up it either hangs in the BIOS or when loading Grub (gives error 18 or 16 when it tries to load).

But sometimes it'll load into Windows fine! I found it is running the SD1A firmware according to SeaTools (not sure if I updated it or not after the fiasco with the faulty firmware on Seagate HDs a while ago)

It sounds like a failing HD to me! I've got all data I want off it, just want to see what you guys think :)


Speedy Gonzales
01-02-2010, 02:02 PM
What did seatools say?? Did you test it?