I have had my share of hard drive problems in the past but haven't seen something like this before.
I've been using the hard drive for about a year now and never had any problems at all.
Yesterday I recorded a TV program from my cable box to my PC and everything went fine (I've done this plenty of times in the past). This is a big file. A couple of gigs (1080i HD)
I open the recorded show in a media player and it plays just fine. However, once it gets to 19m 28s it freezes and I can hear small click coming from my hard drive that repeats every 2 or 3 seconds. The noise goes away when I close the media player.
I installed a different media player and the same thing happens at the 19:28 mark.
I tried to copy the file to a new hard drive but once it gets to about 55% the clicking noise happens again and I can't copy the file.
I can play this file just fine if I skip past the 19:28 mark. So the file appears to be fine, just not at that 19:28 point in the video.
Is this a hard drive problem? or just something wrong with this file?
Since this problem started happening, I have written and read over 40gigs worth of data and everything seems to be perfectly fine. The hard drive is fast and there is no noise or read errors at all. It's just that one file that is causing the problem.
So I wonder if this really is a hard drive problem? Should I be concerned and get a new hard drive? I've already backed up any important files just in case.
Any ideas? Suggestions? Advice?
Edited by TeadHead, 23 November 2008 - 09:07 PM.