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Topic # 191229 28-Jan-2016 13:36
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I was a Microsoft centric systems engineer many moons ago. I know times have changed quite a bit since I was "on the tools", so thought I'd get input from you guys.

 

My wife has a Surface Pro 3, which she purchased about a year ago. Some months ago, she asked me to look at it and apparently I mentioned something long the lines that the HDD didn't seem happy and we should look into this further.  As she was in the middle of doing some papers for Uni and the device seemed to be holding together, nothing more was done.

 

She has just reminded me of this conversation and has asked me to look into it this issue further, this weekend, before she starts Uni again.

 

What are some recommended tools (preferably Freeware) that I should be using to successfully scan/interrogate the HDD on a Surface Pro 3? Is there a self scanning tool either in BIOS or Windows 8 I should be using?


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  Reply # 1480658 28-Jan-2016 13:42
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A good place to start:

 

Crystal Disk is one of the more widely used and popular programs,http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html

 

 

 

EDIT:

 

This looks good too...

 

http://www.lovemysurface.net/surface-pro-3-ssd-speed-problems/


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  Reply # 1480666 28-Jan-2016 13:58
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Surface Pro 3's don't have hard drives, they have SSD's




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  Reply # 1480671 28-Jan-2016 14:10
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Gotta know your TLA's.


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  Reply # 1480698 28-Jan-2016 15:10
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Yabanize:

 

Surface Pro 3's don't have hard drives, they have SSD's

 

And technically they don't even have a Discrete SSD, its all just a bunch of chips soldered on a mainboard somewhere, no conenctors, no upgradability...

 

 


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  Reply # 1480712 28-Jan-2016 15:40
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wellygary:

 

Yabanize:

 

Surface Pro 3's don't have hard drives, they have SSD's

 

And technically they don't even have a Discrete SSD, its all just a bunch of chips soldered on a mainboard somewhere, no conenctors, no upgradability...

 

 

Does it even still present as a AHCI controller, or is it NVME or something else actually designed for flash storage?





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  Reply # 1482192 31-Jan-2016 12:55
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wellygary:

 

Yabanize:

 

Surface Pro 3's don't have hard drives, they have SSD's

 

And technically they don't even have a Discrete SSD, its all just a bunch of chips soldered on a mainboard somewhere, no conenctors, no upgradability...

 

 

 

 

 

 

they use a standard mSATA SSD

 

not supported to upgrade them, but it is possible

 

that's the trade off- no user-servicing, with having the thinnest lightest Intel Core i 2n1 PC in-market

 


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  Reply # 1482647 1-Feb-2016 10:45
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richms:

 

wellygary:

 

Yabanize:

 

Surface Pro 3's don't have hard drives, they have SSD's

 

And technically they don't even have a Discrete SSD, its all just a bunch of chips soldered on a mainboard somewhere, no conenctors, no upgradability...

 

 

Does it even still present as a AHCI controller, or is it NVME or something else actually designed for flash storage?

 

 

 

 

Surface Pro uses normal SSDs

 

Surface Pro 4 jumps ahead to use NVMe


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