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Ok guys...I'm starting to get really peeved with my setup...I'm not sure if I got extremely unlucky, but I have 4 1.5TB seagate drives hooked up. They used to be in a RAID 5, but that died too many times, so I migrated it into a RAID 10...I swear every drive in this array has been listed as failed at least 6 times...and when I take them out to test them, they actually are failed.

I have sent 2 drives back to seagate so far, and they have both failed, so now I'm either extremely unlucky in drives suddenly...or my motherboard is frying the HD logic board. Or possibly more unlikely...my PSU is frying the drives, but nothing else.

I know some people have trouble if they changed their pci-e frequency, but mine has never been touched...so that shouldn't be it...

Any ideas on who I should start going to for warranty support?
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Why not buy WD Drives?
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Because I already had the seagate drives.
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Well okay..

I'm not really a RAID person, but could it be your RAID Controller having the problems and not the drives?
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That's why I was wondering if it may actually be my motherboard killing the logic boards on the drives, given if I test the drives in other systems they still come up as failed...
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That's why I was wondering if it may actually be my motherboard killing the logic boards on the drives, given if I test the drives in other systems they still come up as failed...
Try testing the RMA'ed drives on another system for like 1 week or so, if it comes out alive, put it in your RAID Array...

Or you do is is use HD Tune to test all of the drives..
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