Hello Daniweb community,
Recently I bought a new harddrive. Below is a link to the manufacturer's website and the model:
I connected the drive according to the instructions and then booted up my computer. The drive got detected in the BIOS so i booted up Windows. I then went to the following section: (rough translation as I run a non-english version of windows)
Control Panel -> Computer administration -> disk administration
There I partitioned the disk as a primary disk and formatted it. The partition received the full capacity of the drive (1397,26GB) and I selected "quick format".
At first sight, the drive seemed to work well. However, I soon found out that when I deleted a file from this disk it didn't really get removed while the computer was on. When I delete a file it looks deleted. But when I leave the directory and come back later it's back again. When i try to delete the file once more I now receive the following error message (translated):
Cannot delete <filename>. Access denied. Check if the disk is full or protected against writing and that the file is not currently in use.
When I reboot my computer the file does not get shown anymore and appears deleted as it should be when i deleted it the first time.
I thought it might have been because i selected a quick format instead of a regular one so i formatted the drive again and this time choose for a regular format.
I selected the following settings:
Filesystem: NTFS. Clustersize: Standard. Quickformat: No. Enable file- and directorycompression: No.
My system runs Windows XP professional with Service Pack 3 installed.
The question is: Did I do something wrong when installing the disk, or is the disk defect?
Thanks in advance,
I forgot to mention: This does not seem to happen for every file I try to delete from the drive.