I have a DELL N5110 i7 with 500GB SeaGate harddrive with Intel SATA drivers installed (iastor) since 2 month.
Since 2-3 weeks, after booting laptop/opening device manager or simply randomly the hdd led lights up constantly, and running software become unresponsive for around 1 min. (mouse/keyboard works ok)
I have the latest drivers installed from Intel website (10.6.0.1002). Strange that this occurs only mainly once after boot, but sometimes it comes randomly, however when I open dev. manager or ahci controller properties it always happens.
In the eventlog I see volsnap/iastor timeout messages often.
Is this a hardware or software reletad problem? Does anyone met the same issue? (Should I backup datas because hdd is dieing? :O )
Thanks for your reply in advance,
By the way I have the latest BIOS A07 and Win 7 Home 64bit OS.
Ok, the harddrive had bad sectors (chkdsk + SeaTools), it will be replaced under warranty period.