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Hello everyone how is it going!
Ok, since day 1 of getting this PC I've been getting a periodic lag/freezing problem explained here http://www.overclock.net/t/1320811/periodic-lag-freezing-and-no-max-performance/
To sum it up, I've tried replacing the GPU, motherboard and RAM but still same problem.
I've been thinking that the HDD could be the issue. So I used hd tune pro and this is what I got :
http://i.imgur.com/e3CvU.png
http://i.imgur.com/Aqy67.png
Except that the number under " Data " in front of ultra dma crc error count has increased to 237 now.
I've tried another cable in the same port, number increased ( however not by large, only by 1, I still assume this is bad right? ). Tried same cable in another port, number increased. ( increased by 2 this time ). I tried the two gsata ports, could it actually be the whole GSata chip is bad? Or this means that the HDD has a problem?
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Core i5 3450 @ stock speed
Gigabyte P61A-D3
GTX 560 Ti EVGA version with free performance boost.
1x8GB DDR3 1600 MHz Ram ( downgraded to 1333 MHz due to motherboard limitations )
Cougar CMX 700Watt dual rail power supply.
All help is appreciated. Thanks.
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post #2 of 29
Well, the health status is warning, so here's what I recommend.

1. DO NOT use the computer unless it is required to live
2. Find an external hard drive big enough to back up to
3. BACK UP THIS HARD DRIVE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

This happened to my external drive a few months back and in a few days it was dead as a doornail, with a ton of good videos that I edited on it. :/
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post #3 of 29
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This computer is like two weeks old or so, if that's the case then I'm taking the HDD back.
Just to make sure, this is 100% a HDD issue?
Also, the problem you had was end to end fail or ultra dma crc or both?
Thanks, +repped.
Edited by Skorpian - 11/30/12 at 4:39pm
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post #4 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skorpian View Post

This computer is like two weeks old or so, if that's the case then I'm taking the HDD back.
Just to make sure, this is 100% a HDD issue?
Also, the problem you had was end to end fail or ultra dma crc or both?
Thanks, +repped.
I'm not even sure what the error was. I saw a warning status, and thought it was a mis-test or something because it was external. Turns out it wasn't, and my drive died a few days later.

If I had a drive like this, with stuff I wanted to keep on it, I'd back it up, then return the drive. Sorry you're having problems with it. I have 2 1 TB Barracudas, and they work great together in RAID 1.
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post #5 of 29
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Does the warranty recognize such stuff? Like, can I return the HDD to the shop saying that there are error detections that state that the HDD is failing? He should change it then?
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post #6 of 29
Have you scanned HDD sectors?
I got similar problem on my 5 years old pc. Scanned HDD it has few bad sectors.
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Which program should I use to scan HDD sectors?
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post #8 of 29
I use Seagate's Seatools. They have a DOS bootable version and a windows app as well. Either install it to windows or burn the iso and boot from it. Once in there, it should give you a SMART status. You will need to run the "Long Test". It will take awhile depending on your hard drive size. It will let you know if it passes, if not, you will get a pop-up giving an error msg and an error code. Hope this helps.

Link: http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/
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post #9 of 29
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My HDD passed all the tests on seagate seatools. ( I did them before posting this thread )
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post #10 of 29
That's good news and that's bad news. I'm pretty sure your hard drive is fine. I have never had a drive pass "long test" on seatools and be a faulty hard drive. Do you have any other hard drive or ssd in your system? Do you have an extra one laying around you can use to test with? This very might well be a bad sata controller. In your OP you said you replaced the motherboard and the drive is doing the same thing?
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