I would like to know your suggestion and solutions to the problem i am facing. Please keep reading
I am using Dell XPS L501 X laptop which is currently 1 year old. I mainly use my system for Mobile software development and watching movies. This also involves a torrent activity of an avarage 15-30 GB of data download /upload a month.
The hard disk came with my system is Western Digital 5000BEKT - 75KA9T0. There are 4 partitions out of which the last one (F:) is mainly used for torrent download/upload . I regualary copy all my movies to an external hard drive to free up sapce from my F drive. Yester day when i as doing a copy i recevied a strange error as seen below
Alarmed on seeing this error, i quickly ran the PC chekup tool came along with dell support center software which alerted me of an impeding harddisk failure
So it was clear that my hard disk had some kind of issues and i wanted to pinpoint the exact problem and i ran the chkdisk program from windows and it found bad sector on my F: drive. I fixed the errors using the chkdisk tool .
Not satified with the same i tried downloading the Western Digital Life Guard diagnostics tool.
Running the tool on extended test mode also found bad sectors. The tool suggested to fix the errors and when i tried to do the same i got the below error message.
Can any body give some insight to the above issue?.
Also here are my thoughts on which i would like your suggestion.
- Scorpio black hard disks were supposed to provide same level of performance and reliability as of PC hard disk, but just after 1 year, mine got bad sectors. I take care of my Laptop pretty well and there was no shocks or free fall incidents/electrical problems.
If you say that its because of torrent activity, then i have another pc which runs on a samsung harddisk (5 years old) which i normaly use as seeding box and still runs like a charm without any issues.
Should i replace my hard disk with a new one. My assumpotion is that having bad sectors is not really a reason to replace my drive.
If i were to replace , could you please suggest a model that would suit my need and usage. I am skeptical on buying WD5000BEKT again. Any suggestion about WD5000BPKT?