HDD dies

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by LocKStocK, Mar 21, 2003.

  1. LocKStocK

    LocKStocK Smokin & Jokin

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    lo,

    During Operations such as virus scans....my D: which is on a RAID
    Array suddenly dies :(

    It then becomes unusable, an error message pops up saying
    something about a write failure and I have to restart in order
    to access the drive.

    On rare occasions...this happens whilst in game and when windows
    reboots, it says windows has recovered from a serious error.

    What the feck is going on?

    Somebody help PLEASE! :mad:
     
  2. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    your drive is failing...... you just said that. try to back up whatever u can then get ahold of the manufacture of the drive and see if u can get it replaced (if its still under warrenty)
     
  3. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    bummer, good luck with warrenty, if not, sorry buddy.:(
     
  4. Nismo83

    Nismo83 OSNN AZN Addict

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    that's the worse thing to happen
     
  5. jkipk

    jkipk OSNN Addict

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    OK I admit to having psu issues on my mind, having just read the whole "Infinite Loop" thread over on the VIA Arena board, but could this be a lack of power to your hdd? Sounds like it's happening at times with a power crunch (games, virus checks, etc), and somethings gotta give if there's not enough power to run everything. One recurring issue in the VIA thread was involving the (high) power consumption of RAID's. In the interest of troubleshooting:

    1) Run whatever hd diagnostics you can get your hands on. If it's broke get a new one.

    2) Try backing off your ide's (take out a hd, cd, or two) and running the hd on ide 0 or 1. Still problems? Another test, switch out another hd from an ide channel to the raid, and put the problem child on the ide. Which one fails?

    3) Take a good hard look at the amount of power you are supplying vs. the amount of power you are requiring.


    Kind of amazing that we think we can plug in infinite numbers of power hungry toys and expect them to work, and then blame the toys when they don't get enough power to perform.

    Now you don't give any specs (what's up w dat?), so I'm making some assumptions about your setup. If I've made wrong assumptions.....nevermind.

    kip
     
  6. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Can you display the event ID and it's data in bytes?
     
  7. Majin

    Majin DBZ - Yes its in me!

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    i had the same problem with my raid system ...i think it was because one of the drives was a lower rpm speed so i just changed the array to jbod since my card does both and it hasnt messed up since.
     
  8. LocKStocK

    LocKStocK Smokin & Jokin

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    So it may be my power supply.....
    Heres my spec, hopefully its my power and not the HDD.

    1.2 AMD Thunderbird
    512 DDR 2100
    Asus A7V8X / RAID
    Nvidia TNT2 32mb
    Quantum Fireball 20gb 7200rpm 2mb cache
    Maxtor Fireball 60gb 7200rpm 2mb cache (On RAID)
    8x8x32 CD-Writer (internal)
    16x48 DVD-ROM (internal)
    ATAPI 250mb Zip Drive
    Alps 3 1/2 Inch Floppy Drive
    Zoom V.92 56k Dial-up Modem
    300w Jeantech Power Unit
     
  9. ditchhopper

    ditchhopper OSNN Addict

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    It could be your power supply. But I think its more than likely something to do with your raid. Make sure raid is disabled if your just using those Ide's for normal use. I dont know about your asus board, but I need to use a special driver for hdds on my raid ports if Im not using raid. Maybe you just need a driver. Try freeing up an ide and adding your d: to it. If the problem goes away, its a driver.
     
  10. LocKStocK

    LocKStocK Smokin & Jokin

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    I moved D: to an IDE port but it still crashed:(
     
  11. ditchhopper

    ditchhopper OSNN Addict

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    Save your data. Try a low level format on the drive. Get ready to replace it, sounds like its goin downhill. (As mentioned earlier)