My 10 year old ASUS P5N-T-Deluxe machine with various Seagate HDs (500GB, 1000GB, 2TB) ran smoothly with both 16.04 and 18.04 until that dreaded “clicking” began on the main drive.
So I thought I’d replace it with the KINGSTON A400 240GB. That’s when my trouble began.
My experiences of two full days of trying… formatting, watching green & white dots parade endless while rebooting once again from DVD, then waiting for the 1/2 to 1 hour for the installation to complete, only to then reboot into one error after the other, were, to say the least, infuriating.
I researched each error and followed one suggestion (called “solutions”) after the other. None worked. I’m now back to 18.04 on an old Seagate HDD - system runs perfectly. I know that if I could give details it might help… but, honestly, I just don’t have the inclination to spend any more time on this issue. CLEARLY, the hardware/software technologies have a LONG WAY TO GO before these systems become SMART ENOUGH to fix their own problems. No one would drive cars or fly in airplanes if they were as unreliable as the current systems. To expect users to become expert enough to diagnose esoteric problems is unrealistic and unacceptable.