Scan moving at a snail's pace...a very slow snail

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Scan moving at a snail's pace...a very slow snail

Post by mfaughn » Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:14 pm

I scanning a 4TB external HD with R-Studio for Mac. It was clipping right along at first but seems to have stalled to almost no movement sometime during the night. In the last 8 hours it has advanced from 2161049616 sectors to 2161050384. That's 768 sectors in 10 hours. Not so speedy. Any suggestions?

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Re: Scan moving at a snail's pace...a very slow snail

Post by BobbyNow » Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:26 pm

The drive is degraded and has encountered bad sectors, which likely as the cause of the original issue. The drive needs to be professionally imaged or it will not complete.

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Re: Scan moving at a snail's pace...a very slow snail

Post by mfaughn » Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:14 am

I hit stop and then it failed to finish saving when given all night. Had to force stop it....

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Re: Scan moving at a snail's pace...a very slow snail

Post by Alt » Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:06 pm

BobbyNow wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:26 pm
The drive is degraded and has encountered bad sectors, which likely as the cause of the original issue. The drive needs to be professionally imaged or it will not complete.
Quite right. Most likely the drive is failing. Did R-Studio throw any error about bad sectors?

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Re: Scan moving at a snail's pace...a very slow snail

Post by mfaughn » Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:14 pm

I stopped it and ran it again. It has scanned through the entire disk but now won't complete the scan. It has been like this for many hours.

Yes, it encountered a couple of problems but it read through them and appears to have read scanned the entire disk. If anything, it is reporting that it has read more sectors than it reports the disk to have. This disk was working fine before it was accidentally reformatted.

Screenshot here

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Re: Scan moving at a snail's pace...a very slow snail

Post by mfaughn » Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:30 pm

Once again, it is failing to save the scan after having stopped it too.

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