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How can you tell if a Hard Drive is failing/

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My hard drive doesn't make any clicking noises, doesn't have any of the normal "issues". However, while using RAID, my drives continualy need formatting, I believe this is the 10th time I have done it because the computer just refuses to boot.
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post #2 of 9
Same thing happened to me, it turned out being bad sectors.
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Clicking bearings, BSOD's, Refusal to boot or install stuff, etc.
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Well, I have done chkdsk /r/m (the options that do 5 checks). I also have done many other tests. I don't know if it is bad sectors or not, but the test didn't show up that there was any.
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post #5 of 9
it should tell you in the bios which one fo your hard disks is failing, format completely again and again and again if necessary. one of my raid hard disks has failed 3 times on different days on me,each time it has been the same disk that fails, could this be a faulty sata slot in my mobo, because everything is fine on the hard disk, its all working properly once the volume is recovered
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post #6 of 9
I ran the same thing and nothing came up as well. Spinrite found them though.
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post #7 of 9
here's a webpage containing Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities for all the popular brands ... I did'nt know my Maxtor drive was failing until I ran Seatools, glad I did.

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

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post #8 of 9
I've read that nforce RAID was an unreliable beast, but I've not encountered problems with it before.
    
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post #9 of 9
One thing to keep in mind is that some drives just don't behave well in RAID. We had a 4 drive RAID10 setup on a Tyan server that kept failing for no reason. Turns out that the drives + the integrated RAID was not a good fit. We switched to Seagate Barracuda ES drives, and never had another problem. Original drives were Seagate 7200.10 drives.
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