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Windows 7: Hard drive problem? Maybe a bad HDD Controller?

13 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
Hard drive problem? Maybe a bad HDD Controller?

Hiya all!

I have a few problems on my head, and they start with a 2x WD HDD and ends with a 2x Seagate HDD.


Anyhow. here is my problem

The WDD are the green version, the one that changes speeds between 54 and 72 RPM, right, and my seagates are the Black Version 72 solid.

My problem is, the other day, BOTH of my seagates Black started slowing down, click sound, freezing, attempting to speed up the speed and return to normal operation, as for the Green WD's, well, nothing's wrong! (I will attach a wav file for you to listen to the sound)

This is the second pair of Seagate blacks that I am changing and I don't know what to do to make my HDD's work at optimal.

The 4 HDD's are hooked up with the same cable
ex: the power cable that runs out of the PSU is connected to the 2 WD HDD's AND the 2x seagates as well.
Maybe the problem is with the voltages? cause in that case, it should be the WD Green's that should parish, not the Seagate blacks...

Help me out please...

Running on:
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H
stock SATA Cables.
PSU 700W Coolermaster RS-700-PCAA-E3

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 May 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot

Can you disconnect the WD drives from power and see if that improves the situation. The heads can park if the power is flaky, causing clicking from the parking.

Have you tested the drives with seagate's seatools program. If not, go to their website and download and run it.

Seagate 7200.11 drives have been problematic. Maybe they are OK now though they do have a history.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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