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Is RAID 0 more susceptible to cause damage to video files?

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Okay, I briefly searched for a similar post, but didn't find one, so here's my question.

As you can see from my signature, I use 2 Caviar Blacks (1TB each, 32MB cache) in RAID 0. And the from the first day on, I noticed that HighDef (most of them 1080p, if not 720p) videos stutter or their images get distorted, as you would see in corrupt files.

I don't think it's the graphic function that's causing the problem, because i5 2500K's integrated graphic is said to be more than capable of handling video files like mine.

And I just can't think of any other reasons that my videos should suffer those stuffs

Do you guys have any suggestions or advice? My reason for having this rig is so that I can watch Full HD videos without any lags or stutter. I think my 3-year-old laptop with an HDMI output did better job only except when I was playing a full Blu-Ray-size video file.

I use VLC player btw.

Any help would be appreciated
    
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Unlikely since there is error-detecting code in the SATA protocol. If the artifacts/stuttering occur exactly the same each time, then the data is corrupted.

Try a different player.
Try updating drivers.
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Oh, ok. I'll try using a different player then. Any suggestions? MPC Player perhaps? Most of the files are in .mkv format.

Yeah, I transferred all the video files from an external HDD once, before I updated the USB drivers on the rig, which caused a lot of trouble afterwards. One of my externals' 1TB worth of Videos were all lost because of this. So this may very well be due to corrupted files as you said.

Thanks for the quick reply. rep+1
    
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i have had issues with .mkv files and vlc even on my laptop without raid and on my gaming computer with 2 500 black drives in raid 0. my issue was with what codex was used by the .mkv
    
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Hmm, now it sounds even more like a media player problem...I shall try other players tonight and see if that makes any difference. Thanks for the input!
    
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i was wondering if you found a fix fir your mkvs?
    
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