Please help, 3 hard drive in a row are failing, it's driving me nuts!
** Before I start just wanted to say that I posted the same topic on a different forum. If this is not allowed I understand and thus feel free to delete my post.
I'm having a hard time with the internal hard drive of my Alienware Area-51 Threadripper.
I've been using this computer for two years now with only an initial issue which has been resolved at the time (defective CPU)
In the past two months the internal hard drive, a Seagate 2TB, started giving me errors with folders disappearing. After a restart sometimes they were reappearing, when they were not a standard windows check disk would fix the problem.
It got worse to the point that I added two new drives, so I could use one for a constant backup and the other for work.
Now the two new drives, which I installed two days ago, are showing signs of the same issue! Folders are disappearing and I don't know what else to do.
I did some virus scan but everything looks fine. Dell remotely connected to check the computer, we spent hours and they couldn't find anything unusual.
But the problem is still here! What else now?
I also run a memtest for hours with no issues either.
I've been using this computer for about 2 years now and I started getting this issue only a couple of months ago.
The common element among the three drives is that, since I use them for work I copied the same files on all of them because I need to access those files. Lots of assets (textures, 3d elements, clips and so on).
A friend of mine suggested it could even be a corrupted file(s) causing the issue and the fact that I'm carrying the same archives could corroborate that hypothesis.
Hope someone has some ideas because this is driving crazy. I use my computer for work and I can't keep working with the constant stress of possibly losing sensitive data.