It's not your motherboard or CPU. I have a suspicion that it's your drivers of some sort. Try HD Tune Pro http://www.hdtune.com/
with the free trial for the SMART status. Here's a link for HD Tune free version
Make sure that all of your HDD cables (eSATA & Power) are plugged in and are not loose.
Also, go into Windows Even Viewer to see if there are any errors with error codes that you can look up. If you have a non legit version of anti-virus software, get rid of it immediately and start using Windows Security Essentials from Window 7's website http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
. It's free
Worst Case: If nothing resolves your issue, sometimes it's easier to just reinstall windows and install the latest drivers for mobo, video, CPU, etc. from the manufacturer's website. Test each component with a replacement to help weed out the problem hardware.
Edited by bajer29 - 1/17/11 at 6:53am
Originally Posted by Xcrunner
I load up speedfan and now it is acting all weird. Only shows temperatures for CPU and doesn't show any hard drive SMART data. No fans or anything else... its weird because there fans showed up the other day when i had speedfan installed. Same thing with HD Tune. No SMART data. I wonder if its a motherboard issue. Did an error check on the ssd and came back with no errors.
Edit: Figured out that my physical drives show up as ok/good after I disassembled the array. Didn't know I couldn't read SMART while they were in an array. The SMART for the ssd still isn't showing up. Using CrystalDiskInfo some information shows up but health says unknown. Could this be a bad ssd?
Edit2: Now that my drives aren't in the array SpeedFan is acting normal and showing fan speeds. Still no S.M.A.R.T. in speedfan though
Edit3: Starting to think it might be the motherboard or the cpu. In the BIOS my idle temp shows around 50C but when in windows my idle shows up around 30C using Core Temp and HW Monitor