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MikeB

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I just started using ValiDrive and it's a great little tool! My question is on the report screen. Is there anything on that screen that I should look for that basically says "you should run SpinRite on this USB drive"?
 
Is there anything on that screen that I should look for that basically says "you should run SpinRite on this USB drive"?
Yes, if you have any blue or orange blocks, SpinRite may be able to help. If you have a run of red blocks, request a refund, then throw the drive away.

If ValiDrive took a long time to run, then a Level 3 pass in SpinRite may help, but the drive could also just be slow.

If you share a screenshot of your ValiDrive report, we can take a look and see if anything looks grim.
 
Sorry, I just realized I misspelled ValiDrive in the title. Here's a screenshot of the latest one I did. All green but i was wondering if any of the stats say "Run SpinRite", like the difference between the read and write %. On the drives I've ran it on, I've seen anywhere in between 40/60 and this one.
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That looks great to me! One I get back to ValiDrive 2.0, I expect that the writing performance will be more representative of the real world. But even now, the write "variance" is low, meaning that the drive appears to be "stable" across its surface. I'd say you're in good shape. (y)
 
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Sorry, I just realized I misspelled ValiDrive in the title. Here's a screenshot of the latest one I did. All green but i was wondering if any of the stats say "Run SpinRite", like the difference between the read and write %. On the drives I've ran it on, I've seen anywhere in between 40/60 and this one.
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I think this one may be worth trying Level 3. It has a minimum write time of 2,163, so there's at least 1 spot that can write at a decent speed. The maximum and average are very slow.
 
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