Two dead HDDs in 5 weeks. What's the Problem?

By Luisito
Nov 8, 2008
  1. I have a WD WD740ADFD Raptor Hard Drive is a ATA drive and about 5 weeks ago while i was playing World of Warcraft the computer screen froze and i had to restart the computer but the bios would not see the HD when computer start up.

    So they send me a new one. After 2 weeks of been install it happen again. I made sure it was only the game on that computer. This last time the Hard Drive made a Screeshing noise before it die.

    They sending me a new HD but i am afraid to install it before i see whats causing the trouble.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    It is possible to have a faulty IDE Cable
    Did you also get a new IDE Cable with either of the new Harddrives?
    If not, it may be best to purchase one

    Another point of interest is the amount of Ram presently in your computer
    If there is not enough Ram (I recommend 1Gig min on Xp; 2Gig Min on Vista) it is possible your Harddrive space is being used as the Random Access Memory
  3. Luisito

    Luisito TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well is a ATA cable another thing i notice computer will turn it self off the night before it die. I have 2 gig ram and running XP , i have a good Video Card
  4. Luisito

    Luisito TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I just Hope is not the Mother Board that is killing it
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Sorry not sure what you are saying :confused:
    But I'd suggest to replace the IDE Cable yes. On your ATA Harddrive

    I hope not too

    But it's unlikely anyway
  6. seanc

    seanc TS Rookie Posts: 88

    Sounds to me like your power supply may be the cause of the issues. What make and manufacturer is it?
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