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Hard drives (SATA/ATA) corrupting

Hard drives (SATA/ATA) corrupting

2 years ago I bought relatives a new computer for christmas and installed Ubuntu on it. Ever since then it has been experiencing problems with the hard drives. The hard drive supplied with the machine was a SATA drive. When it appeared it was having problems (files and folders with invalid encoding started appearing) I replaced the SATA drive with the drive of their previous computer.

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Guest [Entry]

"I'd bet on a faulty PSU. Hard drives are very susceptible to fluctuations in power, IDE drives especially so on the 12V rail.

How old is PSU, what wattage is it rated for, and what wattage are you using?
(Wattage calculator)."