I've got a system that is basically corrupting an ever growing stack of hard drives. I am looking to determine the cause.
Here's what I've determined is NOT the cause:
hard drives: I've gone through several different brands and sizes of drives, they all eventually get corrupted in this system. Interestingly, all happens in similar fashion: I format and do a fresh install of the OS... everything works fine for 2 to 3 weeks .... then suddenly the OS begins to fail to start... I can usually get in after a CHKDSK or a similar fix ... maybe a few more restarts its fine, but then the problems occur again ... and at this point I am lucky to get it to boot the OS at all .. until finally the system is unbootable
OS: I've tried both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 and both times the drive becomes corrupted in similar fashion
Here are the basic specs for the system:
CPU: Athlon 64 X2 +4800
Memory: 4 GB (don't have the exact models handy)
Video: NVIDIA 9800 GTX
PSU: 485w Enermax
-- Any thoughts or tips on pinpointing the issue?