Originally Posted by Blaze0303
I have a cavi blue do the exact same thing and I thought it was toast. But I did what Sean said and reformated it and it was good to go. Still chugging along with 9000+ hours.
Just recently I encountered a drive that crashed chkdsk
due to how fragmented it was. When looking at it in Defraggler, the entire thing was yellow blocks. I gather the MFT or USN journal or some other NTFS junk somehow got split into several million pieces. The solution was to copy the ~58,900 files off the drive and reformat, then copy them back. That dropped the number of index entries from a staggering 10's of millions back down to roughly the number of files on the drive.
Performance was quite bad before the format. Installing a windows update took about an hour. After formatting it took perhaps 3-4 minutes. (It was
an old computer.)