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I like to md5 a large file (10GB+) on a known good machine, then throw it at whatever drive you want to test, and hash it again. whichever one shows up with a mismatched hash, that's your bad drive. Checking SMART is good, too - but doesn't always help.

If it shows up bad on all your drives, then the bad news fairy has visited you.
 
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As an update - according to HDTune nothing has gotten worse however i still get the hangs/freezes and had one a mere few minutes ago looking at the HD indicator on the case it wasnt flashing at all which seems to indicate that it is something HD(s) related.

However as HDTune doesnt show anything new since the first set of screenshots i took (On Page 1) i am kinda unsure why the freezes still happen or how to fix them, if it is something HD related, maybe its just time to replace the hard drives that have shown errors.

The C drive that has 9 errors has nearly 2,000hours on count so thats around 83 days of it being used. My games hard drive has 5,283 hours on count so thats around 220days so maybe it might just be best to replace them?

Where can i buy the cables for them as well? since one of the errors on both drives indicate a possible problem with the cables i might as well go ahead and replace them as well
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