Seagate MSDOS test useless

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PSCO2007

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I had an hdd (internal) that Acronis drive monitor said was in danger of failing - reallocated sector problem)

I ran the Seagate test - 5 hours) and it said passed.
I also ran the Microsoft Disc check and both passed.

That was yesterday - today the drive is no longer recognized!

What is the purpose of the Seagate test - as far as I can tell it is useless.
Anyone else using this test?

Luckily, I backed up everything on this drive and I think I'll stick with WD pr Samsung.

BTW - this drive was a replacement for a previous one that also failed.

I think Seagate which used have quality products, no longer does.:mad:
 

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All drives can fail, it's really that simple.

The Seagate diagnostics do in fact work and I do use them all the time, but like all diagnostics they are not perfect and sometimes not all issues are caught.

Seagate owns Samsung btw. And Samsung, WDC, Hitachi, all other manufacturers drives fail as well. I RMA/Warranty drives all the time to all manufacturer's, there is no one manufacturer that has a 100% reliable product as is the case for pretty much everything made.
 

PSCO2007

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I can appreciate that all drives fail, but after running this test yesterday, I expected a better diagnosis.
 
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