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HD tune reporting CRC errors on both drives

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On a fresh win 7 64 bit install, it's reporting Ultra DMA CRC Error Count of 100 current/ 100 worst/ 71 data on both hard drives. Drives are both exactly the same and using exactly the same cheapo sata cables. Both drives have passed all other HD diagnostics and Seatools. Is this some random bug or should I be worried?
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Mine went through a phase of saying that for a week or so then it went away,so........meh
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Well, it passed all the Seatools and HD Tune tests, so, uhh, I'm kind of confused right now. I mean, I have a theory as to why I got those CRC errors in the first place, since I've been having this problem with wobbly, cheap SATA connectors for quite some time now and since those two drives were in RAID 1, wouldn't errors in data transmission be mirrored as well?
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Cheap, defective, damaged, or loose SATA data cables are one of the main causes of those CRC errors. Try replacing them with new better quality ones and see if that helps. Please note that once CRC error have been detected they will always show up in a SMART diangostic screen like HDTUNE as there is no way to remove the listing. The error count just wouldn't go any higher if the data cables fix the problem.
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