my old pc was giving strange sign like freezing (under linux or windows).
When i was hot rebooting the PC, the BIOS did not even see sometimes the hdd.
I had to shut it down completly to do a cold boot. and then the BIOS see the
so i tested the hdd on another pc. it seemed to worked.
i remounted on the orignal pc.
it seems to work quite well.
i made test like
smartctl -s on /dev/hda
smartctl -t short /dev/hda
smartctl -t long /dev/hda
and it passed every time
then i decided to run captive mode test (from a knoppix Live CD)
smartctl -t short -C /dev/hda
then smartctl -t long -C /dev/hda
and when i tried to run
smartctl -t selftest /dev/hda
it made noise like clong clong
well during the long test i run prematurally (before the end of the test)
smartctl -l selftest /dev/hda, and it gave an error. so i waited the end of
and now even after a reboot, it made that noise as if it can't power up (the
hdd) or i don't know. a head is dead ?
the Bios can't find it and it seems definitvly dead.
the hdd is an ExcelStor J360 on a Asrock K2VT2 motherboard with a via chipset.