Re: Random Chit Chat
The SMART test takes about 15 sec, The error scan takes under a minute in quick mode and up to a few hours in slow mode.
Judging by the symptoms you listed i my experience the drive is likely starting to fail. The disk boot failure messages get more and more frequent until the drive no longer works at all. I had it happen to an old 40gb drive I had
AMD Phenom II x6 1045T @ 2.7 Ghz, 8Gb Corsair Vengeance Ram, crucial M500 240GB SSD, 500GB WD
1.5 TB Seagate, XFX Radeon 6670 1Gb GDDR5, Windows 7 Professional 64bit