[qanda]This thread is about the Samsung SpinPoint T133 HD400LJ - hard drive - 400 GB - SATA-300. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Havre any of you used this tool?
When I hit enter, having selected ‘drive diagnostic’, I am presented with a window saying ‘Test Loop Count Number’. (This isn’t mentioned on the above link, so I’m flying blind and using my intuition - which is why I’m getting nowhere). It has a ‘1’ with the cursor flashing under it. I can type text and numbers here, but if I just leave it and hit enter nothing happens. Actually, I get a second of FDD activity and that’s it. Interestingly, looking around the Samsung site I can’t find anywhere to ask questions, (Despite there being an FAQ - go figure), so I though I’d come and ask you lot.
The background to this is I have a 401lj and a 301lj as a raid0 on my Gigabyte motherboard via the intel RAID/SATA ports. On bootup I’m told that the larger drive has an error, but the smaller 300g one is fine. It seems to boot up fine. I have had occasional freeze/crashes in the month or so I’ve had it set up like this which I supsect may well be down to this error.
Incidentally, whichever drive I select using the ESTOOL I have the same issue. I’m torn between trying to sort it out, buying new hardware, or just going down the pub.