Can read hard drive, but can't write to it (I/O error)

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  1. dahurldog

    dahurldog Member

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    Hi guys

    I have a seagate 5tb internal hdd
    Was working without any dramas until recently
    Can read all files on it

    But - can't write to it. I get I/O errors.

    Have done chkdsk - couldn't write to drive
    Seatools - no errors found

    Updated motherboard firmware (asus Z170)

    Running windows 10
    All other HDDs are fine

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. GoneFishin22

    GoneFishin22 Member

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    It could be the MBR of the drive that has become corrupted.

    What is the make and model of the HDD? (Use Speccy to grab this and further info below).

    - Try pulling the connections (SATA and Power) and then reconnect drive,
    - What temps is the HDD in Speccy?
    - What is the exact error you are getting (verbatim and or screenshot please)?

    Respond to above and we will flow from there.

    Later consideration is using UBCD tools to undertake more indepth analysis.
     
  3. koopz

    koopz Member

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    1/ check the hard drive in another machine


    2/ have the store check the drive in front of you


    3/ buy another hard drive.



    if you bought the drive from an OCAU sponsor - they'll probably swap it out on the spot no questions asked
     

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