I have a new build and had problems this morning. Got back up and attempted to do drive backup with Paragon and Macroum Reflect. They both stopped and gave an error code. When I googled it said hard disk problems. I am now running a disk check with a hard disk Checker and so far it is reporting 356 errors and it is nowhere near done. This is a new Western D. Black Caviar. I guess I just want to make sure that the sata connectors couldn't cause a problem before returning drive. I have had quite a few problems after a windows update, but contacted Microsoft and got that problem fixed.