CPU: Intel E5200 @ 2.5 GHz
MB: Gigabyte P31-ES3G - Bios version F6
RAM: 4 GB @ 800 MHz
HDDs: WD wd1600jb - 160 GB
WD wd5000aaks - 500 GB
Until now, I had the Windows operating system installed on wd1600jb.
Now I decided to reinstall the Windows operating system (Windows 8.1 x64) and put it on wd5000aaks.
The problem is that Windows freezes every 5 minutes and the freeze lasts about 30-60 seconds. This happens even after a fresh OS reinstall. It’s unacceptable!
Until now I had on wd1600jb, during the time, Windows XP after that 7 after that 8 and after that 8.1 (all x64) and where running without any problems.
Now, when I saw that I can’t acceptable use the Windows OS on wd5000aaks (because of the freezing problem), I decided to reinstall it again on wd1600jb. Now, I had installed VMWare and I have 2 virtual machines stored on wd 5000aaks (Windows XP and Linux Mint 17 Mate - both x86). Even if the real OS (Win 8.1) and VMWare are both installed on wd1600jb, when I run one of the 2 virtual machines or both at the same time (Win XP or/and Linux Mint 17 Mate), the freezing phenomenon appears again only in the virtual machines. The real OS is not affected.
In the past/Now I used/am using it (wd5000aaks) as an internal storage device. I had/have on it movies and games. The movies and games were/are running without any problems.
I used WD Data Life Guard Diagnostics. wd1600jb passed the 2 tests, while wd5000aaks in 85% of the cases will not pass the “QUICK TEST” because of the Error status code=07. It passed once after I used “Write zeros” process on it and after a reboot/format/OS installation on it the above error will occur.
Question: Is my wd5000aaks dying or it doesn’t support an OS to be installed/stored on it?
I have the drive more than 3 years!
Thanks in advance!