After consistent freezes I ran symptom tree and it highlighted the following error codes;
and 0F00:1A44 on the verify test
These appear to indicate a fault with the SATA drive!!
Is this just a bad sector (Block 146051694 is consistently identified in the tests) that can be repaired or does it highlight a deeper unrepairable fault with the drive?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!
Once you see bad sectors, it's time to replace the drive.