Hard drive deteriorating?

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  1. meornot0
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    Ok, so i have a 750 GB HD formated wbfs. I have noticed that some games that used to work now will not get past certain parts of the game.

    example: NSMB wii freezes on level 2 load.
    Rayman Raving Rabids 2 freezes on ubisoft logo.

    Is it the wbfs filesystem or the hard drive?
     
  2. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Backup everything down, and format it in NTFS/FAT (do not use quick format, do a full/long one), and then re-format it in WBFS.

    There might be some issue with the Filesystem that a full format (and re-partitioning!) might solve.

    You could also just plug it in your PC and use an app like SpeedFAN to check its S.M.A.R.T. status to see if it is really deteriorating.
     
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    Is there a linux version of that app? I only use windows for games. Thanks for the help!
     
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    If you're on Ubuntu, I'm pretty sure the Disk Janitor (I hope this is the correct name!) does that too.

    Otherwise, try to get smartmontools.
     
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    I'd ditch the WBFS files system entirely, there's no maintainence tools or ability to check the files properly so it's rather dangerous. Move to FAT or NTFS and do some scans and checks with your PC.
     
  6. meornot0
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    Ok, i will try that. Thanks to anyone who replied to this thread.