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    File Fragmentation, Purposeful, or?

    I would recommend that you give PerfectDisk a try - https://www.raxco.com/home/products/perfectdisk-pro It has a technology that runs in the background that prevents most fragmentation. From their website: I tried it myself for the 30 day free trial and it does run seamlessly in the...
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    SpinRite's S.M.A.R.T. Monitor

    Hi @Steve As luck would have it, I also discovered today on one of my very old IDE drives, when I launched SpinRite, it immediately came up with a warning screen telling me that my drive's SMART data was indicating imminent drive failure and recommended that I not run SpinRite for any deep work...
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    SpinRite's S.M.A.R.T. Monitor

    Thanks @Steve for your reply. So SpinRite 6.0 only uses the drive temperature SMART value it retrieves in it's active operations. When I first purchased SpinRite, I noticed that the SMART Monitor didn't work (which I learned later was because of the UEFI system of my laptop), so I (very...
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    Has anyone used PerfectDisk defragmenter

    I was wondering if anyone has tried PerfectDisk defragmenter for Windows? - https://www.raxco.com/home/products/perfectdisk-pro I have been looking for "the best" disk defragmenter/optimizer for Windows for spinning disk hard drives (and optimization for SSDs) and I did a lot of research...
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    SpinRite's S.M.A.R.T. Monitor

    @Intuit Ah yes, good point! If SpinRite can access the S.M.A.R.T. data of the drive, it can know it's temperature and thus pause it's operations until the drive cools down. And as you said, if the S.M.A.R.T. data suggests the drive is suddenly about to fail, SpinRite might halt as well. I...
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    SpinRite's S.M.A.R.T. Monitor

    Thanks for your replies. I think you're right that SpinRite's access to the S.M.A.R.T. data of a drive probably doesn't enhance the functionality of the other functions of SpinRite (i.e. it doesn't aid in data recovery, hard drive maintenance, DynaStat, etc.) and it's shown to the user and...
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    SpinRite's S.M.A.R.T. Monitor

    I have a quick question that I'm hoping someone will know the answer to. In SpinRite 6.0, there are times when it can access the S.M.A.R.T. information of the drive (such as on my old IDE drive) and not on my newer computer's drives with AHCI, and I understand why that is. My question is...
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    Fixed eSATA: Timeout waiting for drive to become ready

    UPDATE: ISSUE FIXED @Steve was able to fix this issue by increasing how long ReadSpeed waits when it starts, for the eSATA connected drive to be ready from it's power cycling, from a 2 second wait to 10 seconds. Works like a dream now! No more timeout errors. Thanks Steve!
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    Fixed eSATA: Timeout waiting for drive to become ready

    Hi Steve. Yes, I think my drive was power cycling as you said during ReadSpeed's initialization. I hope you're able to recreate the issue. I'd be happy to do further testing if necessary, just let me know. Heh, yes, I meant to say that ReadSpeed gives very consistent results. I only noticed...
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    25 year old hard drives benchmarked with ReadSpeed!

    Hi everyone, For fun, I thought I'd copy the ReadSpeed executable over to my old Pentium 100 MHz (which I still use at least once a day!) root directory, exit out of Windows 95 and restart in MS-DOS 6,22 mode and bypass my autoexec.bat and config.sys files by hitting F5 during boot. ReadSpeed...
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    Fixed eSATA: Timeout waiting for drive to become ready

    Hello, I am using an HP Pavilion laptop from 2008 and I have a 1TB external HD in an HD enclosure connected via an eSATA cable which plugs into a combo USB/eSATA port. I ran ReadSpeed for Windows, it created the bootable USB for ReadSpeed v1.0 and booted up okay. The eSATA drive was powered...