I just plugged in my External HD and Windows 7 asked me to scan it for errors. I also noticed that some files that I just put on it from my Windows 7 machine dont work on my Macbook Pro Windows VM, it said they were corrupt.
Its common for me to transfer and use files this way without the CHKDSK prompt.
Is my drive going bad? Should I be concerned and get a new one?
Also, I read somewhere that you shouldn't just run CHKDSK unless you suspect something is wrong. Why? Is it bad for the drive?
(I always disconnect it properly. I don't just yank it out.)