Me too. Sometimes I turn off and on 3 times a day. But I try to keep it 1 time a day because of the hardware's wear and tear.I turn it off whenever I'm not using it for more than a few minutes. The computer boots fast enough and I see no reason to keep it on consuming energy when it's not in use. Never had any problem for turning on/off multiple times a day.
The errors shown are reported from the drive's own SMART diagnostic data, it's got nothing to do with Windows.It's possible that Windows is mixed up, but likely its the drive is slowly going kaputt.
What does HD Sentinel say in the Overview tab?184 End-to-End Error Count 99 96 96 000000000004 Advisory: Usage limit
4 errors occurred during data transfer.
According the text description, numerous data transfer (communication) problems found. In most cases this is not really related to the hard disk, but related to the connections and/or data cables. For example loose SATA cable connections frequently cause this issue.
It is recommended to verify both the power and the data cable connected to the hard drive. If you see the plugs do not fit properly, you should change the data cable to a different one, for example a SATA cable with a metal clip to fix the connection:
Could it be a program that I used, messed something up? Can windows have errors causing HDD end to end error? I dunno if there's an issue with cable, it looks perfect... I took it out and put back in, (switch sides) same error.@JakeXPMan This is what it says on the HD Sentinel website about data transfer errors.