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December 3, 2012 7:02:19 PM

Hello, I have two western digital Scorpio black 2.5" laptop hardrives in a RAID0 on my desktop, i'm booting with an SSD.
The RAID seemed to have set up successfully, but it will not be detected by the windows as a storage device. Running Crystal Disk Info I can see I have a "G-sense error rate" of 1 . The RAID was never accessed, and when I set it up I changed the registry to allow me to boot up with my SATA controller on RAID (Since I installed windows while on IHCE).

Is there any way of fixing this, or are they actually working but due to the fact I never properly installed windows onto my boot drive and rather just regedited it? Would a fresh install of windows fix this, or are these Hard Drives dead like I suspect?


CrystalDisk: http://i48.tinypic.com/aa9gzb.png

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December 4, 2012 7:23:38 PM

Bump. I'm still stumped on what to do. I really want to avoid buying a new hard drive. Windows cannot read the drives, but it is detected in the BIOS and Raid Controller. Even taking out the drives of a RAID will not allow windows to detect them as a read/writable drive.
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December 4, 2012 7:35:00 PM

I'm confused. If the RAID had been set up in your BIOS, then Windows should see the two drives as a single storage device, and CrystalDiskInfo would normally not see the individual drives.

Could we see the SMART data for the second "BAD" drive?
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December 4, 2012 8:10:57 PM

I'm confused too as to why it won't show up. If I read the drive separately (un-raid and un-plug the other drive) it shows up as healthy in CrystalDiskInfo without a G-sense error rate, but has the same problem of not being accessible. Maybe this picture will explain it better.

http://i49.tinypic.com/256ag0n.png

The RAID0 is named Volume001, but I cannot find where to access it anywhere although device manager and disk manager recognize it as being there.
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December 4, 2012 8:44:53 PM

It looks like I'm wrong about CrystalDiskInfo not being able to see individual drives behind a RAID controller. The latest version supports Intel RAID.

http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-...

Anyway, your second drive looks very sick. The number of Reported Uncorrectable Errors is 0x688F (= 26767 decimal).

I can't answer your Windows question, though.
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December 4, 2012 9:40:39 PM

fzabkar said:
It looks like I'm wrong about CrystalDiskInfo not being able to see individual drives behind a RAID controller. The latest version supports Intel RAID.

http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-...

Anyway, your second drive looks very sick. The number of Reported Uncorrectable Errors is 0x688F (= 26767 decimal).

I can't answer your Windows question, though.


I've finally got it working, played around with settings in Disk Managment.

Also, do you mean sick as in might fail soon?
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December 5, 2012 4:37:29 PM

26000 read errors is quite a lot. Something's not right, but who is to say when the drive might fail? I wouldn't trust it.

The G-sense errors are presumably shock related, though.
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