G-sense error rate

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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-e.html

    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.
  5. 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-e.html

    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?
  6. 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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