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Get a new hdd, and you should do a fresh install of OS. While your at it if yo dont have windows 7 I highly suggest you move to it at the time of re-install
What's wrong with ubuntu?
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Also, the large capacity HDD have a higher fail rate. A Raid0 of 4 250gb drives would be more reliable than 1 1TB.
And also dearer
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Also, the large capacity HDD have a higher fail rate. A Raid0 of 4 250gb drives would be more reliable than 1 1TB.
Yeah but it's a pain in the pass working with 4x 250gb drives.
Btw, Raid0 isn't way more experienced?
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Yeah but it's a pain in the pass working with 4x 250gb drives.
Btw, Raid0 isn't way more experienced?
Just return it and get a new simple drive for free, under warrenty. Western digital are not junk, people with bad experiences with one will just say it is. I have 1TB caviar black and 2x 2TB caviar green and they are working fine.

Thats like me saying the first samsung drive i bought kept clicking and i had to return it btu my mates been using samsung for years and never had problems.

Dont complicate it, just return it, get a brand new one
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Alright, just figured it might be something more specific. Would you call Western Digital pure junk? I thought it's a decent brand.

Is there any way my motherboard could be causing this kind of problem/failure?
Western Digital is the best imop. Seagate does a great job too. The only other company I'd buy from is the Samsung Spinpoint series-- but Western Digital is makes the best HDD's imop and they are excellent with RMA's.
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Yeah but it's a pain in the pass working with 4x 250gb drives.
Btw, Raid0 isn't way more experienced?
yeah but Raid0 is also faster
How do you beat speed+reliability? Solidstate.
Everyone whines about how if 1 drive fails they all go down... but really the chances are that your 1 large drive will fail long before my multiple raid0'd small drives. Just don't buy WD...
    
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Before you buy another HDD, check to see that you do not have an unused molex or something else coming of the PSU close to your drive. I had this happen and even in the bios the HDD name was just a bunch of random characters. after straightening up the cables the problem went away.
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post #18 of 22
A new Hard Drive is definently the way to go, It seems that a Sector of that Hard Drive has been damaged, thus the sector cannot be read. A damaged Sector in a Hard Drive Causes a lot of Annoyances so it is best to replace your hard Drive.
post #19 of 22
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yeah but Raid0 is also faster
How do you beat speed+reliability? Solidstate.
Everyone whines about how if 1 drive fails they all go down... but really the chances are that your 1 large drive will fail long before my multiple raid0'd small drives. Just don't buy WD...
I'm not a HDD or raid guru but your reasoning looks false. If you lose one HDD in Raid0 you lose all array (I mean all data on that array) as far as I know (I don't know how to rescue a raid0 array). But if you assume the failure rate of any HDD is approximately same. Then with given conditions above: Your 4 HDD Raid0 arrays possibility of failure is 4 times more than one HDD. I think you mix up Raid0 with other modes... Just to note it.
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Thank you very much for your help everybody, it's really appreciated.
I'll just grab a new one and pray it won't fail me again in 3 months
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