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tom.mullie April 27, 2008 05:05 PM

SMART error
 
I just got a SMART message from one of my hard drives. No apparent issues, but this worries me because I am using RAID0, so the loss of a drive is an enormous pain in the :censored:.


Any idea what this means, what can be done, etc.?

CMetaphor April 27, 2008 06:17 PM

Hard drive is no longer performing properly = probably dying. Time to do a backup and RMA it. Sorry.

tzetsin April 27, 2008 06:53 PM

check your hard drive temps, last time i had a smart error it was because the fan that was cooling them piled up. unfortunatly the damage was permanant so i always got that error and ended up ditching the drives.

tom.mullie April 28, 2008 06:20 AM

Temps
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tzetsin (Post 54429)
check your hard drive temps, last time i had a smart error it was because the fan that was cooling them piled up. unfortunatly the damage was permanant so i always got that error and ended up ditching the drives.

I don't think it should be temps. the HDDs are placed a rack apart to improve airflow, and there is an intake fan blowing cool air across them. The fan was working the whole time.

They are new drives, though, so I guess if they fail at all they probably fail now. I just registered them for warranty, so thats not a problem.

One other thing. I'm using Vista OEM (which the license informs me in more than three places is highly illegal). Will there be any difficulty re-installing it on the new drive?


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