HDD: WD 750gb black
For about the past week or so my computer has been struggling to “keep up”, with simple operations such as browsing the internet, opening files, copy+pasting, etc, and eventually started to “hiccup” and hard freeze at times. At first I figured it was because I was running on a mere 40gb of the total capacity(698gb), I’m sure this is relevant factor however further investigation has revealed that there is more than a full hard drive causing these issues.
Google Chrome stopped working a couple days ago (refuses to open with the “WHOA” error), so I ran windows diskcheck/error checking and go figure the error checking and correcting was related to a google chrome data path, however this hasn’t fixed the problem.
So I downloaded and ran HD tune which provided interesting results, this afternoon the CRC error count was at 177,213…every time the info updated the number would grow by leaps and bounds, sometimes by hundreds sometimes by thousands. I am actually running two 750gb blacks, and the e: drive is perfectly fine, HD tune confirms this. I already tried using different SATA cables on different ports, and I even installed the problematic HDD into a separate system that has the same exact components hoping it was my motherboard instead. The problem is still present, here are the screenshots from HD tune below.
Please take special note of the 3 “damaged” blocks in the error scan shot, the test is 1 ½ hours in, last time it crashed around this time, I will post the screenshot of the finished result in the morning if it successfully finishes…hopefully there are just 3 and it can be repaired with ease somehow.
Perhaps a full reload of windows 7 would solve the problem? Or is the hard drive on the way out? According to the serial # the hard drive is under warranty until 2013, if it does kick the can will I be able to send this to W.D for exchange/repair?
Thanks in advance for your time! I appreciate it!
(http://i35.tinypic.com/wi4k76.png[/IMG)] <— benchmark
(http://i38.tinypic.com/axxxcz.png[/IMG)] <----general info
(http://i38.tinypic.com/21eovt2.png[/IMG)] <-----error test (bad blocks)
<-----196,159 CRC errors