I'm getting constant freezes with my system when copying large chunks of data from one SATA drive to another.
Here are my specs :
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (Windows 7)
HD: Seagate 2TB 7200rpm SATA3 (Windows 8)
HD: Seagate 3TB 7200rpm SATA3 (videos)
HD: Seagate 1TB 7200rpm SATA3 (drive I want to secure erase)
MB: Asus P8P67
CPU: Intel i7 2600K
RAM: 4x4GB of Gskill PC3 12800 running at 10700 because of compatibility issues
GC: Gigabyte GTX 750
Cooling: Noctua NHD14
PS: Seasonic 650W 80+ Bronze
My system is Windows 7 on a SSD and I first got a system freeze when I tried to secure erase data on a Seagate HD with ccleaner. It ran for 15 or 20 minutes when the estimated time for the secure erase to complete was 7 hours and then froze. Mouse and keybs were not responding so I had to manually shut down the computer by pressing the power button.
Instead of secure erasing data with ccleaner, I decided to copy 1TB of video files on this drive to fill it at 100%. I also got a freeze after 15-20 min.
Now, I have some issues with my Win7 system because I ran combofix on it and it deleted many files that were not viruses and even removed KB from the MBR... I have not yet done a full clean reinstall but this is on my to do list. Since my Win7 system is sometime acting funky, I disconnected my SSD and connected another HD with a Windows 8 install on it (which doesn't share anything with my Win7 system, not even the MBR since it's on a different HD) to perform the copy of these large files to the other HD (Seagate 1TB). Unfortunately, Windows 8 also froze when copying these files which is very odd...
I checked if my drives were healthy with seatools, chkdsk and HDtune and they passed every test, showed no error and were marked as healthy.
I booted in safe mode with Win8 and could copy my files with no freeze. I also could wipe my drive clean with ccleaner and its secure erase option still in safe mode...
Could it be the motherboard or the SATA ports??? I don't get what's happening so, thanks in advance for helping me troubleshooting this issue!!! I'm cross posting this issue and will be updating this thread if there's any new development regarding it.
Edited by PODxt, 08 June 2015 - 07:28 AM.
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