Some data requests to a hard drive in a Raid 0 volume failed

I get the message that a drive in a raid 0 volume is failing.
 
I ran all the Dell advanced diagnostics on the drive and all of the tests passed.
 
If there is something wrong with the drive shouldn't the tests be verifying the problem?
 
Thank You
 
Barry
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TomXPS
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Re: Some data requests to a hard drive in a Raid 0 volume failed

Personally I would be replacing the drive that says it fails as soon as possible.    Better backup ASP.  Only recovery on failure or replacing drive is a system re-load.   With RAID 0 you loose the whole RAID volume (both drives) on failure.

 

 

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ronss
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Re: Some data requests to a hard drive in a Raid 0 volume failed

loose a hard drive on raid 0, you loose the raid array,,, and its goodbye to your data,,, if you want a fail-safe system, raid 1
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audiopho
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Re: Some data requests to a hard drive in a Raid 0 volume failed

Like other mate has sugested do your back up now! Run chkdsk upon boot start up, either F2 or F12 key to ogo to setup thensearch for hdd chkdsk or something in that effect.

Most people use RAID0 for speed, the best  way to get both of benefits is RAID0+1 but that is exccesive for home use computers due to spaces/psu/ventilaton issue. I typically put my non-essential data on RAID0 drive such as gaming/video stuff but it comes think of it, RAID0's chances of failure is about equally as great as it happens in one single HDD.

 

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PC-Aviator | Dell XPS Gen4 & Dell 2405fpw| HDTV Tuner| SATA 400gb & 160gbRAID0
MCE2005| DVD-R/W (2)| SB X-Fi Platinum| MX1000| X530| XFX-7800GT (3dmark06=4000)
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Gaming Rig AMD x2 3800+ 2gb OCZ | Dell 2005fpw | Win x64 ProEdition
WD Raptor 37GB | SATA2-160GB(RAID0) | 300GB SATA2
SB X-Fi | Z2300 2.1| eVGA-7900GTX @700/1800 (3dmark06=6369)
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Inspiron 9300 | 2.0gb | ATI X300 (128mb) Radeon
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Message Edited by audiopho on 08-18-200601:57 PM

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tphillips63
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Re: Some data requests to a hard drive in a Raid 0 volume failed



@audiopho wrote:

Like other mate has sugested do your back up now! Run chkdsk upon boot start up, either F2 or F12 key to ogo to setup thensearch for hdd chkdsk or something in that effect.

Most people use RAID0 for speed, the best way to get both of benefits is RAID0+1 but that is exccesive for home use computers due to spaces/psu/ventilaton issue. I typically put my non-essential data on RAID0 drive such as gaming/video stuff but it comes think of it, RAID0's chances of failure is about equally as great as it happens in one single HDD.

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PC-Aviator | Dell XPS Gen4 & Dell 2405fpw| HDTV Tuner| SATA 400gb & 160gbRAID0
MCE2005| DVD-R/W (2)| SB X-Fi Platinum| MX1000| X530| XFX-7800GT (3dmark06=4000)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gaming Rig AMD x2 3800+ 2gb OCZ | Dell 2005fpw | Win x64 ProEdition
WD Raptor 37GB | SATA2-160GB(RAID0) | 300GB SATA2
@sb X-Fi | Z2300 2.1| eVGA-7900GTX @700/1800 (3dmark06=6369)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Inspiron 9300 | 2.0gb | ATI X300 (128mb) Radeon
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Message Edited by audiopho on 08-18-200601:57 PM





In case you did not see this, BACK UP NOW! The RAID 0 failure rate or mean time between failures is half of what a single drive is. That's why single parity bit RAID arary's of more than four or five drives are heavily frowned upon. RAID 0 is a disaster waiting to happen, but I still like it, I just back up.
Tom
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Re: Some data requests to a hard drive in a Raid 0 volume failed

Thank you everyone

I backed up the cpu, replaced the drive, reformatted both drives and reinstalled windows and progs.

I also kept the blue cover off the drives so they can vent heat better and kept the CPU cover slightly open. My CPU is almost like a space heater in my studio. I wouldn't be surprised if all that heat on the drives affected them.

What I don't understand is why would windows be reporting the drive is failing yet DEll "advanced" diagnostics would report that every test on the hard drive passed.

If the hard drive was failing seems at least one of the Dell hard drive tests would be reporting a problem with the drive. What is it that the Dell diagnostics isn't checking that was failing?
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dellyouser
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Re: Some data requests to a hard drive in a Raid 0 volume failed

I see that all dell tests are passing but the drive is shown an incompatible and that RAID 0 has failed.

In retrospect I made a mistake in using RAID 0.. but why did DELL configure my computer as RAID 0 ? Couldnt I be given correct advice on which RAID configuration I need to select ?

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