Originally Posted by tompsonn
chkdsk isn't a disk diagnostic compared to a manufacturer one
That controller isn't exactly cheap, either...
Ah shouldve clarified, I ran that and the "Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows" from the Western Digital Website. Drives seem to be in good shape.
Anyway just an update, I ran the drives as RAID 5 using onboard RAID, and did a media patrol to check for bad sectors. No bad sectors were found. I was able to run the RAID 5 as normal, albeit using onboard RAID.
Anyway, I was able to RMA the RAID card. Sent them the card and kept in contact. They determined that the card was faulty and they sent out a new card, complete with box and everything. I setup a RAID 6 and transferred all my data and it worked. No freezing or anything. I guess the problem was a faulty controller. Problem solved.
So currently, this is how I have my media setup/backed up.
Main media drive: 4x 2TB WDGreens as RAID 6
Backup of media drive: 2x 1.5TB WDGreens as RAID 0
Backup of Backup of media drive: 1x 3TB Hitachi in an external enclosure.
Offsite backup: Crashplan. (Uploading will take a while but hopefully the end result will be a reliable offsite backup)Edited by caffeinescandal - 10/17/12 at 1:34am