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About Samsung Hard Drive

Samsung hard drives are manufactured by Samsung Electronics, which was founded in March 1938 in Korea. Samsung might be more famous for its cell phones and televisions, but the Samsung hard drives still appeal to many users. As a matter of fact, many Samsung branded hard drives are manufactured by Seagate Corporation which bough Samsung’s hard drive division in 2011.


Samsung Hard Drive Capacities

Similar with other brands of hard drives, Samsung hard drive generally have the capacities of 160GB, 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 1.5TB, 2TB, 3TB, and more. In order to meet users’ demand for data storage, some hard drive with low capacity were knocked out by market. Today, hard drives in market usually have 500GB capacities at least.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics is a well-known Korea company which was founded in 1938. Samsung Electronics belongs to Samsung Group which has a long history. In addition to manufacturing hard drives, Samsung Electronics also manufactures other types of produces such as external hard drive, mobile phones, television and so on.

Samsung Solid State Drive

Samsung Electronics also manufactures SSD drive. As you know, Solid State Drive (SSD) is different from basic hard drive, which is much faster and more efficient than basic had disk drive. Usually, Solid State Drive has the ability to withstand shocks and knocks, so it is an ideal choose for laptop users. Although Solid State Drive has the advantages of fast speed, low consumption and small size, etc, many users think that SSD drive is too expensive and its capacity is too low. Even worse, if an SSD is corrupted, it is difficult to recover lost data.

Samsung 840 EVO SSD

Samsung hard drive is not the world’s first brand, but Samsung Electronics launched Samsung 840 EVO SSD, which has its own benefits:
1. Samsung 840 EVO SSD has improved its performance
Samsung 840 EVO SSD increased its capacities to 750GB and 1TB. Samsung 840 EVO Solid State Drive has improved its performance and it has a much faster speed.
2. It has a lower price
Compared with other SSD drives, Samsung 840 EVO SSD has a much lower price.

Disk Error on Samsung Hard Drive

1. Hard Drive RAW file system

Usually, a hard drive partition has FAT32 or NTFS file system which can be recognized normally by Windows PC. However, sometimes you may find that the file system of hard disk partition has changed to RAW. In this situation, you can format the hard disk partition to convert its file system back to FAT32 or NTFS. However, what you should pay attention is that formatting will erase everything on the partition. Therefore, you had better not format it if there is important data on the partition.

2. Cannot find any data on the hard drive

Probably, you have lots of data on the hard drive, but you cannot read any data. This is another common error which often occurs on hard disk drive.

3. Windows was unable to format hard drive

Have you received the message like Windows was unable to complete the format when you attempt to format a hard drive partition? This kind of error might disable you to format the partition and you cannot read any file on the partition.

4. More other errors on hard disk drive

In addition to what mentioned above, there are some other errors.

Possible Reasons for Hard Drive Error

1. The file system is corrupted

If the file system of the partition is corrupted, you may encounter the RAW drive error or other kinds of problem.

2. Hard drive is attacked by virus

Virus infection can corrupt files or hard drive partition, so you should protect your computer from being infected with virus or Trojan.

3. Hard drive contains bad sectors

Are you wondering if hard drive contains bad sectors? You can run Windows built-in error-checking tool to check if it contain bad sectors. If hard drive has bad sectors, you can perform a full format on the partition.

How to Fix Disk Error on Samsung Hard Drive?

1. Format Samsung hard drive to convert RAW to NTFS or FAT32

If your Samsung hard drive reports not formatted error and RAW drive error, you can format the disk drive after data recovery. You can either full format or quick format the hard drive. When formatting the hard drive, you can format it to NTFS or FAT32 file system. As long as you can format it successfully, the Samsung hard drive will work normally again after formatting.

2. Run Error-checking tool to fix bad sectors

A hard disk drive might contain bad sectors due to long time usage or other reasons. If your Samsung hard drive shows errors due to bad sectors, you can run Windows built-on Error-checking tool to repair the error. In order to avoid data loss due to hard drive bad sectors, you can regularly run the Error-checking tool to fix bad sectors on the hard drive.

3. Run anti-virus software

If the Samsung hard drive is attacked by virus, you need to run anti-virus software to erase the virus. Some people would like to full format the hard drive to try to erase virus. As a matter of fact, formatting cannot erase virus completely and effectively.

Other Products Manufactured by Samsung

1. Samsung mobile phone

It seems like that Samsung mobile phones are more popular than its hard drives. Samsung mobile phones feature in their fashionable design and good quality and more. Some popular Samsung mobile phones include Samsung Galaxy S / S2 / S3 / S4 / S5 and more.

2. Samsung televisions

Samsung televisions are also popular, so you may find different series of Samsung televisions in market.

3. Samsung digital camera

Digital camera manufactured by Samsung is also world famous. If you like to travel and take pictures, you can buy a Samsung digital camera.

4. More other products

As a world-famous company, Samsung owns lots of products in addition to hard disk drive, external hard disk drive, televisions, mobile phones, digital cameras. It also manufactures other products like Samsung Tab, fridges and more.


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