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The 2nd drive in my RAID 0 array is acting up. It’s giving me SMART errors on bootup and makes my computer hang occasionally during normal use. It’s caused a BSOD 3 times now.

This only started happening about 2 weeks ago, so maybe it’s just the last third of the drive that’s acting up? (Unlikely, these are single platter).

I’m going to buy one of these today (http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...D&promoid=1339) to back up my stuff, for I fear catastrophic data loss is imminent. What should I do with my drives? Should I keep both 500’s and continue using them? Should I RMA the bad one and keep the good one? Should I short-stroke one or both of them and use that as my boot drive?

I plan on getting an SSD this summer, so this would be temporary.

(Oh and I know that WD Green is slow, but it’s just a data storage/backup drive. I’m done with Seagate, and Samsung drives are too expensive for me right now.)
 
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Just keep both drives and use the bad one as a backup or a spare one.
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ya i had a raid system that did that. Moved to ssds. still happens when raiding them
So single gpus and drives.
Rma it.
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RAID + SEAGATE = Data loss
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RMA it. No point in keeping a dodgy drive, especially for backup - you need to be able to rely on your backup drives.

Thoroughly test the other drive too - it may have problems too...
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Originally Posted by Abs.exe View Post
RAID + SEAGATE = Data loss
This has been my general experience as well. I've never managed to keep a Seagate RAID array going for more than 6 months...

I stopped trying after the second one. My WD Blacks have treated me a lot better - but I was so paranoid I never put them in RAID.
     
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