My trusty rusty A7V600 computer got a real clean out two weeks ago with\nspiders and dustbunnies being evicted and the CPU cooler removed, cleaned\nand regunked.\nI have been flogging the guts out of this unit since the A7V600 first\nappeared on the market and I thought I may as well replace the hard drive as\nit is three years old in May. The old drive tested ok but a new one wouldn't\nhurt for more troublefree life.\nReplacement was another Seagate Barracuda 40Gb and I cloned the old drive\nover to the new drive and away we went. Two and a half days later it crashed\nwith bad sectors. This drive was replaced with another new drive and two and\na half days later there were more bad sectors in this new drive. This one\nwas exchanged and the exercise repeated a third time with another crash two\nand a half days later. Three new drives and three crashes. I took out a new\n80Gb drive this time (Seagate) and one of the lads in the store suggested I\nreplace my power supply too so I took home a new 80Gb drive and a new\n550watt PSU. I cloned the original drive onto the 80 gigger and the computer\nhas been running just over three days now trouble free. I can't see how a\nPSU would cause bad sectors in a hard drive and the three drives in question\nwere all from different batches so I kind of rule out a bad batch. Format is\nFat32 if this may have any bearing on the matter.\nAny ideas anyone?