I have 2 hard drives, a SATA 150 Seagate Barracuda 80GB HDD, and a Seagate IDE 80GB HDD.
A couple of days back my computer started making beeping sounds. Now I built it myself and I know alot about hardware and I know for dam sure that hard drives dont have speakers.... but seriously the beeping was coming out of the hard drive.
I wasnt sure which one and the beeping stopped after a couple of minutes during which I restarted the computer etc.
Before this I had a a serious problem in which I lost all my data and I had no backup of it.
The computer went into and endless restart I tried everything nothing worked so I reinstalled XP Pro.
Recently I have had a couple of crashes and they sort of become freqemt then dont frequent then gone sort of thing.
I installed HDD Health and it predicts my SATA drive will die on the 21/01/07!!
The SATA drive is where I have installed the OS and is also where I run games off for obvious speed reasons.
Could you please follow this link:www.pictures-mitesh.blogspot.com
and tell me if the problems indicated in HDD health are realistic? The program has only been running for a few days and I have not used it much since.
If I do have to buy a new Hard drive which im pretty sure I will have to, then can you please answer the following questions?
1)I have a SATA 150 ONLY motherboard, on almost every website I know every hard drive is SATA 2 except Western Digital Raptors. Will SATA 2 hard drive work on my SATA 150 mobo?
2) If so should I buy a SATA 2 7,200 RPM or a Western Digital Raptor 10,000 RPM? I use my comp priamrily for gaming so..... and I like it to be as quite as possible.
3) I found this rather annoying.... my X1900 XT under FULL load runs quieter then my LG drive spinning a disk... very annoying. Does the disk have to be in the drive after starting a game?