I just purchased a new Seagate 1.5TB hard drive from newegg.com. I read a lot of mixed reviews of them being DOA, and some failing within days.
I installed it in my system Wednesday night and loaded a new copy of Vista Home Premium.
I noticed that randomly something (I'm thinking the new drive, but could be the old one) sounds like it shuts down, and then starts right back up. I'm sure you all know what a shutting down hard drive sounds like.
My OS never freezes when this happens. My old drive worked perfectly so I am not convinced this is the problem. Is this a common issue? A drive powering down and back up on it's own? Is it a sign of an under powered power supply? I don't understand how the OS doesn't freeze.