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Had this drive for almost 2 years now and the problem started showing about 3 months ago. I had some graphics driver problems and had to reinstall it. After i managed to restore my driver my hard drive noise grew louder and my hard errors were sky high in my task manager, topping out a whooping 600 hard errors sometimes. From what i managed to dig out on the net, its called trashing, when HDD is constantly swaping files on the memory due to memory shortage. Which is quite impossible since i got 8GB and i never use more than 40% of that. Ive ran full 100% mem test and got no errors at all. Even when nothing is runing appart from few background processes, i can hear it spining.

Also on boot just before windows is about to load i get ultra fast clicking noise for about 3-4 sec, and sometimes it fails to load. I noticed the HDD itself has slowed down quite a bit, well enough for me to notice. When i get into windows it takes a while for icons to appear properly and before i can run a program.

I am not sure if this HDD has had it after 2 years of use or is it something else? If anyone has had similar experience with this drive or knows anything about this issue please let me know. thanks in advance!
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RMA it, it has a 5-year warranty
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Well i could, but i have decided if its a problem that i could fix somehow ill fix it and keep it. And if its messed up completly ill just bin it and get a nice cheap 128GB crucial ssd off my mate and be done with it. Cant be arsed with rma
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post #4 of 10
Run HDtune and do a health check and check the report for errors. If you're going to bin it, i'll take it off your hands, i'll pay shipping

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These numbers seem decent and it reports no problems with the drive, but i still think theres something wrong with it. Boot times are longer now, and in windows it isnt as snappy as it was.

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Oh and also, in BC2, by the time the map loads and i get into the game, my squad is already arming the first mcom. That started happening just after i had that driver issue 3 months ago.
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post #7 of 10
I don't think it's your HDD at all, I think it could be a software issue or some other hardware problem.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MilosKralj View Post
Oh and also, in BC2, by the time the map loads and i get into the game, my squad is already arming the first mcom. That started happening just after i had that driver issue 3 months ago.
^This make's me think

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Originally Posted by Delta_32-1 View Post
I don't think it's your HDD at all, I think it could be a software issue or some other hardware problem.
That ^ that is correct.
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So a clean windows reinstall then?
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post #10 of 10
Why not get WD's HD testing CD and see what it has to say?

How about checking the event viewer for errors?
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