I bought a 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ like 7 months ago. I started getting a "Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem" error about a month ago. It popped up about every 15 min-1/2 hour. After searching the net and finding nothing I decided to RMA the drive. I got my replacement, cloned the old drive to the new one, and it was fine for about a day and now I'm getting the stupid message again. I was on Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1 beta, so I uninstalled the SP1 beta, and the IE9 beta thinking that might help. It didn't. Could Windows be thinking that it is still the same drive and I have to replace it, I mean do I need to clear the error info. for the old drive or something? I've scanned both drives with Seatools, Samsung's HUTIL, and checked the drives for errors with Windows and they seem to be fine. The only strange thing I found was when I used the in depth online analysis in speedfan on the first drive it said the throughput performance was below the threshold defined by the manufacturer. Everything is fine on the new drive. I know there are always defective electronics, I'm just skeptical that I got 2 bad drives in a row.
It's def. not the temp, The drive is by itself in the front of an Antec 300 case with 2 120mm intake fans about 1 inch away blowing over and under it. And everything I check it with says it is okay, wouldn't one of the tests I ran on it tell me if there was a SMART value out of spec? And I don't know if this is of any relevance but when searching for others who got this error, like 4 out of 5 people had Samsung F1 or F3 HDDs. Maybe one of their predefined SMART values are unrealistic? I have no clue, maybe it's just a coincidence.
How exactly do you look at the SMART values? Everything I've seen shows fine with the new drive, speedfan says the drive health is 98% and it passes the SMART test okay in seatools. After I put the new drive in, I went to the bios and it said SMART was disabled so I enabled it. I'll try disabling it, but I'm pretty sure it was disabled before with the first drive when the error started popping up in the first place.
I solved it, and posted it earlier but it's not here for some reason. Anyway, I went into the bios to disable SMART and I found that it was already disabled. I enabled it and I haven't gotten the error all weekend so I think that did it. Thanks for the help.