Advise HDD problem

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  1. superm4n

    superm4n RAID Rookie

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    okay , so i installed a new hdd in my system and this happened
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    all my other HDDs are working fine
    and this hdd is working fine on a friends pc

    the hdd seems to suddenly freeze and then get back to normal
    reformated it , reinstalled the drivers .. any inputs on this ?
     
  2. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Is the problem intermittent or regular ?
     
  3. superm4n

    superm4n RAID Rookie

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    just put in the hdd , restarted several times ... sometimes it works like it should ... after a few minutes ,it like crashes

    also had a similar problem with a 500gb hdd which i put in a week ago , i reinstalled the drivers and it started working normally ever since

    now this starts with this hdd ... all my other ones dont have any issue
     
  4. WingZero

    WingZero RAID Rookie

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    looks like an issue with the SATA controller.
     
  5. superm4n

    superm4n RAID Rookie

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    ^ was thinking the same .. but wanted to know for sure before i send it for RMA and am left pc less :(

    will try changing power and sata cables to check .. will even try to install windows on a another HDD .. mayb its a windows problem :p
     
  6. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Can you change the sata port on the mobo and test??
     
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  7. superm4n

    superm4n RAID Rookie

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    will b doing that and everything else tom morning and post here ...will even try to put a working hd in the same port and even exchange cable to see what happens
     
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    did you do any changes in the system setup?..any new components added?..
    Yup do try changing the cables and plug in to another SATA port.
     
  9. superm4n

    superm4n RAID Rookie

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    okay , so tested the ports as much as i could
    started off with - 80 gig hdd [windows ] in sata port 8 and main 1tb hdd in sata port 2 [worked ]

    kept checking each port with the 500gig hdd using same sata cable and power cable
    - hdd only worked on sata ports 1 and 7 ... sata ports 3,4,5and 6 !! are all not working
    so out of 8 ports only 4 are working [ these four are the sata 3 6Gbps ports... and 3,4,5and 6 are the sata 2 3gbps ports ]
     
  10. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    so its a mobo or bios issue. Check bios to ensure all settings are correct. No sata ports should be disabled or running at lower speed. Dma or ide mode etc.
     
  11. WingZero

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    JD it doesn't look like it's running in DMA or IDE mode since the max speed is 125mb/s. I highly suspect a weak south bridge on the mobo.
     
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  12. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    best thing to do is check the HDD on another machine. This will rule out the HDD. OS is most likely fine as other HDDs are working correctly.

    EDIT: Just read superm4n 's last post. The issue is definitely with the MOBO. time for RMA :D
     
  13. superm4n

    superm4n RAID Rookie

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    i guess ill have to give it for RMA
    what i dont get is why only the sata 3 ones are working and not any of the sata 2 , when ports 1,2,3and 4 have a different controller and 5,6,7and 8 have a different one [i read something like that when i was getting the mobo ] [each has 2Xsata 3 and 2Xsata 2 ports ]
    and now only the sata 2 ones are acting out
     
  14. harryneopotter

    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    in most motherboards, there are separate controllers for SATAII and SATAIII Ports.
     
  15. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    This.
     
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    Good info. Thanks.
     

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