Continual Hard drive failures Tags: Asus Crash Hard Drives Motherboards Last response: December 30, 2010 4:00 AM in Motherboards Share ozrock December 23, 2010 3:04:53 AM I bought a P5Q3 mobo a year ago and every since have had 6 HDs crash on me whether they were the o/s, slaves or via usb externals. All had to go for warranty. I cannot belive the trouble I have had and whilst months go and it seems fine, then another will crash and I'm back in it again. The last trouble was today. The 500GB Seagate Barra SATA o/s drive crashed. Seatools says it is damaged and needs warranty change. It is about 4 months old. Other drives in the 600 watt box were 2 other Barra's 500,320 and a DVD Rom. I have a quad 2.8 CPU and 2 stick of 2GB RAM. I want to get another cheaper mobo which I can use with the same CPU and DDR etc., but am not sure which way to go. I know it could be so many things, but what would be the most obvious first ones to look at? Thanks, oz More about : continual hard drive failures suat a b Ĉ ASUS a b V Motherboard December 23, 2010 10:46:40 AM I would suggest you to check PCIe frquency in BIOS first. If it is increased too much in an effort to boost gfx card speed, this could also affect HDD and might kill it. This is the easiest part. Then I would suspect psu. The voltage variations ( especially 5 V part ) might be such that it could cause damage to HDD. I would also suspect the location of your computer where it might always be under excessive vibration/bumping ( usb drive might rule this out ) and heat. ozrock December 30, 2010 4:00:25 AM Yes I think you are correct. I bought another Asus mobo P5G41C-M LX, another PSU (600watts) and set it up with the same externals etc. It is running great. I then bought another psu for the troubled mobo and new CPU etc., and it now is running fine as well. It looks like it was the old 650 watt psu. I will get it tested, then I will know for sure. Thanks for the help.. oz Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Hard drive failure Forum Hard drive failures Forum Continuous boot failures vista - what shall I Do? Forum Primary Hard Disk Failure, Press F1 to Continue... Forum After a backup it said hard drive failure imminent wh Forum Hp 8200 sff hard drive failures code 7 Forum New Build: Resets Continual Every 10 Seconds Forum Hard drive failures raid 10 Forum Primary hard drive 1 failure Forum Hard Drive Life Expectancy Forum MSI motherboard subsytem failures Forum Followup to ISO Reliable Hard Drive Forum Hard drive Smart Failure Forum Computer worked fine, then continual restart cycle Forum Avoiding the Heartbreak of Notebook Hard Drive Failure Forum PC hangs at BIOS screen after updating graphics driver. Forum [Solved] E520 completes POST but will not boot raid drive Forum I have these problem for a long time,but it seems im the only experiencing these Forum How to boot from cd drive without accessing the Bios? Forum Missing drivers and DVD drive not recognized Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !