- Lately I've noticed my HDD getting louder.
- SMART data tells me that there are 10 uncorrectable sectors(had those for quite a long time) and pending sectors (this number keeps changing, going from 3 to 10k+).
- Then I ran into some corrupted files. They were movies that I downloaded and watched within the past 3 months. I tried to delete them and some wouldn't delete because corrupted. I quickly backed up everything and it seems like only some of the recently downloaded stuff got affected because it wouldn't copy. Old files are fine with 2 exceptions.
- Then my pc started freezing for a few seconds at a time and I noticed no spikes in ram or cpu usage.
- Running chkdsk /r right now and it's not looking good.
So my question is, is there any possibility at all that a bad ram could cause this? I used windows memory diagnostics which came back clean, but I've heard of bad ram corrupting files before so I wanted to make sure. I figured that it would only be an issue with writing data though but my movies played just fine so I strongly suspect it's the hdd.
Thanks in advance!