Guys, I have a dock from Thermaltake that I connect hard drives to. I've been using it this way for a few years now without any issues. The other day I had to shut my machine down incorrectly because I couldn't get the monitor to come back on after the HDMI cable fell out of the monitor. Seems this happens a lot, old VGA never had that issue. Anway, machine rebooted fine but later that day windows complained about a few folders I was trying to write to. After removing all the bad data I re-ran chkdsk today and it found more files but files I had re-downloaded. So it pretty much corrupted everything but two folders that I had downloaded yesterday. All other older data so far is fine.
Anyone know why this is happening and is this a sign of a bad drive? I did a test with a few apps and the tests are successful. I am not able to seagate test it because it's external. At this point I can't write any more data to the drive without the fear that it will corrupt again. So the drive is useless at this point to me for storing data. If I copy the data to
a new disk and reformat the old one then copy it back would that resolve the isssue? Are NTFS errors a sign of things to come with the drive or is something else going on? If I copy the data to a new drive will it be safe or will I be copying over corrupted files? I've gone through by data and tested files and so far every before Aug 3rd is okay (knock on wood).
Any advice would be great. It's Windows 7 x64 and my other drives (internal are fine, so far) it's a Seagate 3.5 3T in a Thermaltake dock.