Caviar black, used as an audio drive.
About 30-40 wavs on it have corrupted parts (not totally lost or unreadable, but partially so). All the affected files I can find are recently recorded ones.
The drives about 3 years old, it hasnt been making any odd noises or anything, power and sata connections seem fine, no software has been recently installed, its showing the 'ful;' 931 mb available space and it seems generally Ok except for the lost data. Check disk just gave up one one of the files, so I'm guessing theres a bad sector? Transfer between the two drives is up at 80mb/s, which seems pretty good to me and I'd have thought that it would be slower if the drive were dying?
Anyway, I've taken a caviar green out of one of my external drives. I've checked it and its fine and its taking its place for the time being, but I'd rather use the faster drive if I can have any confidence in it. I suspect as it gets written to and read from a lot it might be starting to die, but otoh it might have just been a random fault and not indicative of general failure
What say you, IT gurus?
I say you're a fag