I don't seem to have very good luck with hard disk drives these days; 3 side-by-side (non-RAID) drives on my machine, replaced 5 drives in the last 4 years. My problem of the moment is that my largest drive (3000GB) seems to now be having some pretty serious read issues.
At best, accessing it comes up with erratic read/write speeds, but for the most part, I can’t even really access the data for anything meaningful and testing it seems to fail out after a bit. The SMART test on it lists two warnings under “Reallocated Sector Count” and “Current Pending Sector.”
The drive itself is a Seagate Barracuda bought in 2013. Installed at the same time was a SSD which seems to be functioning just fine (I run performance and health tests on it every once and a while as it is my primary drive). The machine is a custom build with 1000w power supply and Cooler Master case. The machine and drives stay relatively cool and have good ventilation.
Is there anything I can do to save my drive, or am I looking down the barrel of yet another hard disk drive replacement?