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Need Advice Windows striped raid and invalid disk

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by Mike-and-Kim, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Mike-and-Kim

    Mike-and-Kim Member

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    Tried setting up a software raid in windows 7 using 2 new seagate 1TB disks (from Newegg). Have never tried Seagate usually have used WD 1TB caviar black...

    Worked for two days, then today when I got home the drive letter was gone.

    Took out the HD's, plugged into a USB HD dock and one of them showed as "invalid".

    Was able to get it back, ran a few checks in windows (in computer management) and it seems OK.

    Set up the raid again deleting volumes etc per

    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/36504/how-to-create-a-software-raid-array-in-windows-7/

    Is it typical to have a failure like this or do I possibly have a bad disk?

    Thanks in advance for any help/advice as I know just enough to be dangerous (apparently).
     
  2. Mike-and-Kim

    Mike-and-Kim Member

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    Slight update: died again after a few minutes. Going to try one disk on it's own, but any insight appreciated.
     
  3. merky1

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    sounds bad... definitely submit for an RMA either through Newegg or Samsung. I've had drives fail intermittently like this, and the rma went through flawlessly.
     
  4. Mike-and-Kim

    Mike-and-Kim Member

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    Thanks, I did that today through Newegg (and placed an order for two WD 1TB caviar blacks). Amazingly painless process. Luckily it's just for storage anyway, not the operating system.

    Never had an intermittent one, only one I've ever had any trouble with completely died on my Macbook.
     
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    Dead On Arrival has always been a problem on large IT purchases. What makes it worse is the intermittently dead stuff that works when you fiddle with it, but then fails when your not watching. Hard Drives and Memory Modules seem to have this issue quite a bit..
     

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