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*UPDATE* So funny thing, I felt like running HDTUNE on the RAID config again for the heck of it...funny results. Same drives as the RAID config below. Yes one of the drives is still failing just thought it was funny to get two wildly different scores.

Test two of Velociraptor Raid 0 150GB x4:


*Original Post Starts here*
So I have had a fair bit of freezing up, CHKDSK errors, over the last week, and getting worse. Diag's pull up nothing on the single drives, WD Diag sees no errors on the RAID 0 setup (4 Velociraptor 150's). Well...then I did some HD Tune test, you all tell me.

Raid 0 Velociraptor 150GB x4


WD 640GB Black


Samsung 1TB HD103SJ


As you can see none of them are amazing, but something is VERY wrong on the raid. Used to get over 300MB Max Read and no less than 200MB Minimum.
Do the other drives seem about right to you all?

Thanks!
Edited by Iamthebull - 2/13/11 at 11:49am
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In Raid 0 Just one bad drive can screw the rest of them up but looking at that mess, I would say at least 2 of the drives are on the way out or your controler is having Kittens,
As for the other two, the WD looks a bit fraged or a bit worn, the samsung looks to be your best drive ATM.
I would be backing up the Raid and the WD.
Those raptors are getting old right?
What controller do you have?, board or card ?
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