Question When I download something in steam, after 3-5 mins it will pause and state " DISK WRITE ERROR".

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I downloaded gta5 on my pc and it just automatically pauses and stated that it has write disk error. Could my hdd be the culprit? I tried running "CHKDSK" in cmd and this is what it showed

C:\Windows\system32>chkdsk
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is CJ SSD.

WARNING! /F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
786176 file records processed.
File verification completed.
Phase duration (File record verification): 4.25 seconds.
6010 large file records processed.
Phase duration (Orphan file record recovery): 0.00 milliseconds.
0 bad file records processed.
Phase duration (Bad file record checking): 0.30 milliseconds.

Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
381 reparse records processed.
870358 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
Phase duration (Index verification): 6.57 seconds.
0 unindexed files scanned.
Phase duration (Orphan reconnection): 275.94 milliseconds.
0 unindexed files recovered to lost and found.
Phase duration (Orphan recovery to lost and found): 0.28 milliseconds.
381 reparse records processed.
Phase duration (Reparse point and Object ID verification): 4.26 milliseconds.

Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
Security descriptor verification completed.
Phase duration (Security descriptor verification): 76.76 milliseconds.
42092 data files processed.
Phase duration (Data attribute verification): 0.32 milliseconds.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
38923440 USN bytes processed.
Usn Journal verification completed.
Phase duration (USN journal verification): 183.48 milliseconds.

Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.
No further action is required.

233791546 KB total disk space.
40241864 KB in 141495 files.
96400 KB in 42093 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
906538 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
192546744 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
58447886 total allocation units on disk.
48136686 allocation units available on disk.
Total duration: 11.37 seconds (11376 ms).
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i also tried the sfc /scannow

C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow

Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.


I also noticed that booting up is much slower than the usual. It's like 10s before and now, it would take 15-20s. I have 2 drives; 1 240gb m.2 ssd and a 1tb hdd. I would appreciate if you would help me. Thanks!
 
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How do you defrag the SSD .
What do you use is what I mean to defragment it

I recommend you get the drive test or programs from the manufactures of the drives and test each drive out
Actually i did installed seaTools(program for checking hdd seagate brand) and the hdd failed one of the diagnostic test ( Long generic test) however, i can still store apps and files in the hdd except on steam as I mentioned the problem before. When i tried installing the steam games into the ssd, it continued downloading.
 

chaoyang

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Although I'm not 100% sure whether your HDD is the cause of your Steam installation problem, but you should still get a new hard drive. Make sure to backup your data ASAP if you still want to keep them.
 
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Alright, I'll try to return this in the store that I bought it in, any advices on how to prevent possible hdd failure? Actually the hdd before my current one is destroyed by ants( ants living in the hdd).
 

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Alright, I'll try to return this in the store that I bought it in, any advices on how to prevent possible hdd failure? Actually the hdd before my current one is destroyed by ants( ants living in the hdd).
I don't think there is much you could do to prevent HDD failure. As for your ant problem, perhaps you shouldn't eat in your room? Or makes sure to clean PC regularly to get rid of dust and ants.
 

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