A while back my search index was corrupted and I repaired it. I’m pretty sure my 2 external hard drives were not connected at this point (when I repaired).
Now, I am sorting through my two external HDs and files that I am deleting are still shown in the windows search even though they are no longer there and files that are copied/cut+pasted are shown at their old and new location (even though they are only at the new one).
Ever since my first hard drove broke a while back I have been a tiny bit paranoid (and getting much better at backing up files I want to keep, even though I lost barely anything in that crash).
Does this sound like an issue with my search index or is this a (common) symptom of impending drive failure? Having both fail at the same time seems like a long shot and would be terrible due to the high HD prices at the moment. Due to those I have not been able to properly back up those two drives…
Also, is ~15-25 mb/s a healthy/normal transfer speed for USB 1 connected externals?
Both drives (western digital) passed a WD tool health check by the way (and speedfan SMART), but I’m not sure how reliable those tests are!
Thanks for any feedback/opinions.