Originally Posted by kizwan
I got one & only one error. Occurred on 3rd of July this year. I can't remember whether my computer having any problem that day though. Probably just nothing. BTW, I'm using IRST. I recommend IRST driver. Set storage to UEFI in CSM section in BIOS but remember to force install IRST driver through Device Manager before doing this or you will have problem booting your Windows. I think the CSM section is in the 2nd tab from the right in BIOS.
At this point i've ruled out cables and ports.. at first i thought it was my 3rd party addon pcie controller card or the motherboard ports.. it certainly cant be both..
I still get the storahci disconnects whether its on port A B or C and whether its a new cable or not.. and also on a fresh install or whether i have the RST drivers running or not.. nothing changes..
HDtune does not report the drive to be "bad" at least by smart reporting standards..
So i guess my question i ask at this point, is could storahci errors (port disconnects) be simply from a drive gone bad.. i wish i could tell for sure.. i know i have 2 drives affected right now.. one was just RMA'd (now its a re-certified seagate 1TB), the other a WD 3TB drive (original still with warranty)..
I suppose they could both be "bad", but only wish i could verify this before sending back. **i may also check into tweaking the AHCI Link Power Management settings before jumping the gun on a dead drive as well...which i think needs a reg hack
before showing up EDIT: i guess that hack was for win 7 only, so maybe there is no solution hereEdited by markm75 - 8/21/14 at 9:02am