Question HDD is apparently fine, but cant download any games on it.

Apr 4, 2020
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i have a seagate 1tb hdd that is giving me some problems. After a couple of weeks i noticed 2 of my only games i have installed on there were acting up, lots of things would load slowly in the menus, i couldnt see in game charactors as quick and i was a taking a bit to load into matches as well. So i decided to uninstall the two and reinstall but one of the games is through steam and the other is through battlenet (r6 siege and overwatch respectivly). First i tried to install siege because that is the bigger game and not even 2 minutes in it said disk write error, naturally i went through everything i could find to fix, running steam through admin, checking off read me only, everything. I checked to see if my hdd is going out so i scanned the drive through properties, i downloaded, crystal disk info, and everything is turning out fine... so i decided to check if it was just a steam issue and tried to redownload overwatch onto it and it did basically the same thing, it would allocate and then download a bit then the launcher would stop downloading the game out of nowhere. also, after the errors on both launchers, the file explorer would pop up with the main directories of the hdd.

Im at a loss since idk what to do, this was working fine last month, idk what i did to it. I want to think my hdd is going out but everything is telling me its fine. and its not a steam issue since blizzard couldnt download a game either, but i can still do other things with it, like transfer stuff and watch my clip saves from games and even create some more, i can download non-game programs too its literally just any type of game is not downloading. i have the games in my bigger 4tb but its a little slower and itll do for now until i can figure out why this is happening.
Any thoughts?
 
You should open up the case and reconnect all plugs that go to that drive on both the drive and the mobo side.
Sometimes due to temp variations cables can get loosened up a bit and not have 100% connection,then windows will try a lot of times to read or write which causes huge slow downs,even try new a sata cable and maybe even a different sata port.
 
Apr 4, 2020
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You should open up the case and reconnect all plugs that go to that drive on both the drive and the mobo side.
Sometimes due to temp variations cables can get loosened up a bit and not have 100% connection,then windows will try a lot of times to read or write which causes huge slow downs,even try new a sata cable and maybe even a different sata port.
Alright, i tried the first part to no avail, but i havent tried a new sata cable so im going to that soon at somepoint. the corona virus is making things difficult right now.
 

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