iMac eats drives - Causes Hardware ECC errors
Strange issue here.
The client brought this iMac in because it wouldn't boot fully - it freezes about 90% through the progress bar. Passes all ASD tests. Issue was originally resolved a few months ago by rebuilding the drive directory in DiskWarrior. Doing the same causes it to boot again, but obviously there's a deeper issue.
The SMART status shows temperature warnings and Hardware ECC Recovered issues.
I replaced the Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM drive (about 3 years old) with a new version of the same model. Within one day, it's showing Hardware ECC Recovered issues as well!
I'm at a bit of a loss. I don't know what else to replace, but it sure seems like a hardware issue with some other part of the system.
As a side note, Apple had a hard drive warranty extension program on this model. The client's existing drive was put in by Apple under this program 3 years ago, even though he'd had no issues to that point, and until 3 months ago.
Does anyone have insight into this?