Hello, I seem to be having some issues with my RAID array and would like some diagnosis on what the problem could be. Please help.
I run the OS (Windows 7 64bit Ultimate) off of a 64 GB Sata 2, and the RAID 0 Runs Sata 3
Ever since i bought 2 WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM drives, and placed Them in RAID 0 I had started to notice that after using them for a while, they began to stutter and freeze while doing any sort of gaming. I have even had episodes where the drives would freeze and disconnect completely, and not be recognized by windows, i would then have to restart for the drives to be seen again. I searched for a solution, but found none, the problem seemed to disappear after a while. Then, me being a hard gamer, i have decided to record some game plays with FRAPS. So i set it up and began recording to my RAID 0 array, the whole game and recording would freeze on occasion for 10 seconds at a time, and on playback of the videos it shows the video stopping for 30 seconds at a time and the music i was playing would also freeze or skip during this time. this is starting to become frustrating because i cant record anything, and am wondering what is happening!
Thank you allot for taking the time to read my issue and i am looking forward to hearing some solutions.
It would fail all together but when a drive is about to fail you can have freezing such as that. It might also be your memory is bad. I would test both your HDs using a program called HDAT2 or Vivard to repair or see if theres any bad sectors on the drives. Then i would check out your ram using memtest86+ to see if your ram is bad.
Well it seems that i cannot get either of the hard drive testers a go? the HDAT2 will not boot from a CD, and VIVARD is old and i cannot get it to work either. and i did memtest, there are no bugs or problems... any other solutions?