I’ve had this 1To Caviar Black HDD (WD1002FAEX) for 2 and a half years and I use it as a storage drive for movies, pictures, etc… as my OS is on an SSD. But lately it’s been acting strangely with very slow read speeds (around 2-3MB/s) and sometimes odd noises.
I ran the DataLifeguard diagnostics and the SMART info tells me everything is OK but when I ran the quick test I got an error not 10 seconds in, I’ve tried it several times with similar results. I tried it with HDTune and same thing here, the SMART info tells me the drive’s health is OK but when I try to do a benchmark it fails miserably at 23%, every time.
I still have to try switching from to another SATA connector on the MB and possibly using another SATA cable just to be sure.
I’ve uploaded a screen shot of the different tests :
Is my drive failing ?