Help, I think I have a bad drive!
I bought a Seagate 120GB drive a few months ago and think I have a problem.
When I ran chkdsk on it, it died with "unexpected error". So I finally got all me recordings off onto another drive and tried to re-format it within XP. So I did the 64kb thing and sent it off formating. Well the next day, ~12hours later it still was not done, so I killed the format. I then deleted the partition, re-created it, and hit format again. Once again 8hours later it still is not formated.
Also, when I copied my files off the drive onto another drive in the same system, it too 165minutes to copy a 10GB file from 1 HDD to the next. This seemed awfully slow. I have both drives on the same IDE channel, one master, one slave, but still this this is slow. I could stream the file over a 100Mb network at that rate.
I believe the drive has a 1yr warranty so it should still be covered. Is it time for me to figure out how to redeem the warrenty?