I have a 3TB Hitachi HDD and I am noticing lately that folders on it frequently get corrupted and unaccessible. I can run a chkdsk or the Win 7 64bit built-in Error-Checking tool and it will fix it (pretty much the same), or the PC will boot and tell me during boot time that it needs to check the drive.
The problem is this is now occurring frequently, like every second day. I checked the HDD and it has no bad sectors nor do the Hitachi tools & diagnostics show any issues. The folders getting corrupted are also not always the same.
I'm considering buying another 3TB HDD tomorrow (Seagate ST3000DM001) and replace the current one, just to play it safe.
Does anyone know if this could be an HDD issue or something else causing it?