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ocz revodrive trouble, please help

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i was playing wow a little while ago when my computer suddenly froze up. i found this strange since this never happens. i re-boot my computer and it is hanging up at the raid controller screen. it is only finding one of the two raid drives when it used to find both. i am thinking my drive got corrupted somehow. my question is will i have to reformat the drive to get it to work again? this is the first time i've had anything like this happen. my revodrive has been really great up until now. i've owned it for about 4 months. it is currently my only drive (boot drive). i really don't want to format the drive because it has all my documents and music on it. my games are all downloads and not a problem. thanks for the help.

*it will let me into the raid utility no problem. it is currently not finding any conflicts. it is saying that the drive is an invalid raid drive.
Edited by psi_guy - 8/17/11 at 12:00am
post #2 of 7
Not having a seperate drive was naieve tbh.

In short, these are still very young and resolving this could be hard. If it's saying that it's an invalid raid set it could be because the array has become corrupted or one of the drives fell out of the raid set. Now, if this is the case the issue you'll have is I think this is working on a RAID0 array so the data is striped, hence the really obscene speeds you get, this also makes it very hard to recover data....

In short, I think you're screwed.

C
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i read some posts on the ocz forum, and it appears that several people are having the same issue i am with the raid configuration failing. it wasn't the best idea to not have a back-up for my music and documents, but i've never had this type of thing happen to me before. live and learn i guess.

what i am trying currently: mods and other users on the ocz forums suggested physically removing the revodrive from the motherboard for at least 2 hours, clearing the cmos, then putting the drive back in place. if that doesn't work, it could be a faulty sandforce controller and i might have to rma the drive. if that doesn't work, i might be able to re-build the raid using the utility, but few users had any luck with that.

another thing i found interesting was pretty much all the revodrive owners started experiencing this same issue approximately the same time after they bought their drive. in just a few months, this problem starts to happen.

i'll post another update when after i re-install the drive.

*compuman, the revodrive works on a raid0 configuration like you suggested. i was really happy with the ~550mb/s read and write speed, until this all happened.
Edited by psi_guy - 8/17/11 at 12:54am
post #4 of 7
It could be that the hardware has a design fault that causes the drive to degrade... Since it's happening to other people it would be a good indication of that.

I would also go get a cheapish mechanical drive. The samsung F4 or Western digital Blue are good choices... Just to back up onto
post #5 of 7
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after i put the revodrive back in my computer and re-booted, it still isn't working. it doesn't recognize the other drive. i made a support ticket on ocz's website. hopefully they can get me sorted out. thanks for trying to help compuman.
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like compuman said, revodrives are relatively new, actually, very new. It is hard to find the problem here, can be anywhere from hardware problems or drivers or your bios or your mobo not reading things connected to it's pci slots. If it was just an internal drive crash, you should at least split it into two sectors and back your files up, or at least get a normal ~500Gb HDD which really doesn't cost that much ~$50, but can prove to be lifesaving in these situations.
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Originally Posted by The-Chosen-One View Post
like compuman said, revodrives are relatively new, actually, very new. It is hard to find the problem here, can be anywhere from hardware problems or drivers or your bios or your mobo not reading things connected to it's pci slots. If it was just an internal drive crash, you should at least split it into two sectors and back your files up, or at least get a normal ~500Gb HDD which really doesn't cost that much ~$50, but can prove to be lifesaving in these situations.
it seems the majority of people that have a similar problem as mine it turns out to be a bad sandforce controller and the drive has to be replaced. like i said before, the drive had been working perfectly until last night. i haven't updated any system or gpu drivers in a long time either.

i will definately be getting a cheap spin drive to back everything up from now on.

i am still waiting to hear back from ocz. i received an email a little while ago telling me that they "acknowledged" my service request. we'll see how things go from here.
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