I have a Samsung EcoGreen F2 1.5TB HDD. Seems as if my computer is on its last legs! It's very frustrating as I've spent the past week organising so many files and making it a perfect setup. (I reformatted a week ago.)
I have Win 7 x64 installed, but it appears this problem may not be Windows-related. Sometimes when I turn it on, it says there is no device to boot from when I choose Win 7 x64 from the boot menu. I also have a 500GB drive with an OS on that, and I can boot from it. That HD seems to be okay. But my primary OS is on the 1.5TB one.
More often than not, it wasn't letting me boot. I decided to open up my case and take a look. I made sure the cables were secure but the HDD (the problem one in question. 1.5TB) was making some louder noises than the other HDD. I was wondering if this is normal, or if it's a sign of imminent failure. Initially yielded no results from opening it up as everything was okay inside. Soon after this though, I've been able to boot into Windows since. I'm worried this will only be temporary though.
I've been looking for a diagnostic tool. I was looking for one that would in particular scan the disk, but I've found one that gives me the S.M.A.R.T. information. I have put this information on Pastebin, here. You'll notice the report says I have a few extra partitions. I've made these to categorise my data. (Videos, Music, Software, etc.) I'm not sure what kind of numbers I'm looking for in that report, so please tell me what you make of it.
It's very important that I know for sure if this hard drive is FUBAR or not. That's because its one-year warranty runs out in just over a week. While we're discussing this, I thought I'd ask if you guys know how I could move the Win 7 partition on that drive to my (presumably healthy) 500GB drive. I don't want to lose everything I've installed on the OS drive, and the OS itself. But with the data on the other partitions... I could back those files up to DVD.
Sorry if this is essay-length. I'd REALLY appreciate your help though. Thanks!