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#1 cbjfan2009

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:04 PM

So first off, I've been on here a lot with issues related to this computer. None are actually "solved" yet, but sometimes they go away. This one is a sort-of new problem. I'll preface this with background info: Home built Win7 Home Premium, i5-2600k, Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard, 8GB RAM, Asus ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 video card, Seasonic X660 PSU. Nothing is OCed; I haven't done any because I'm afraid of destabilizing a historically irritating rig.
When I built the computer I used a Seagate 500GB hard drive out of my old computer paired with a 64GB Crucial SSD into a RAID configuration to utilize my motherboard's Intel Smart Response Technology SSD-caching. It worked for a while until kaput! All else failed and I dug a 1TB Western Digital hard drive (model WDC WD10EADS-65M2B0) out of my closet, which hadn't been opened (I liked that surprise). I reinstalled everything onto the new drive and it worked great for another short while until eventually: kaput! Two weeks attempting to recover and one magical day, I managed to boot into the original hard drive and OS. Since then, Intel RST has told me there was an error accessing the 1TB drive. It didn't show up in Explorer or in Device Manager, but the BIOS still detected it. Yesterday, I decided to mess with my BIOS and the Smart Response setup in DOS. I "removed a RAID" or something like that that was still connected to the 1TB drive, hoping I might be able to SSD-cache my functional 500GB drive. I messed up my BIOS trying to do all of this and had to reset my BIOS to default. After this, I boot into Win7 to find that the 1TB drive is now fully accessible!
All this background leads to this question: where was my 1TB drive? Why couldn't I see it or access it? Why couldn't I do diagnostic testing on it or make Intel RST release the connection between the SSD and it (or is this the cause of the issue)? Why can I see it now?
I'm so confused at this point that I wanted this all on paper so I could make sense of it.
Another thing I've noticed in Local Disk (F:) Properties tab is that WDC drive is located at Location 0 (Channel 0,Target 0, Lun 0) and so is my Crucial SSD (M4-CT064...). Does this indicate some problem?
Does the number on the port to which my SATA drives are connected determine their role as master/slave? I don't think I ever manually set that. I know I've asked a lot of questions here related to this one issue, so feel free to only answer one at a time if need-be.
Thanks so much,
Confused guy.
Hard drive locations:
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Edited by hamluis, 11 October 2012 - 05:40 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.


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#2 cbjfan2009

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:28 PM

Hamluis, thanks for relocating this to a potentially more appropriate forum location. I hope someone thinks of some logic toward this issue.
Another weird issue is today, after all the above, I noticed in My Computer that I have a new 99.9MB "System Reserved" drive listed. I do not own or operate a 100MB hard drive. What could this be? If I click on it I don't see any files (hidden or normal) and when I check its properties I see 26.9MB used and 70.3MB free. What the Hell?

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 06:07 AM

Another question connected to this issue. I was reading on another forum post about different "RAID controllers" or what not. I know my motherboard has a Marvell RAID controller and the more ubiquitous Intel controller... Could these issues be forming thanks to me connecting drives to different controllers? I haven't looked (I'm at work now) to see if, perhaps, I connected the SSD drive to a Marvell controlled SATA port and the HDDs are attached to the Intel controlled SATA ports (or vice versa)? I am 100% clueless when it comes to the RAID controllers (obviously).

Thanks to all you read this!

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:23 PM

Hi guys, I just ran speedfan 4.47 to read some SMART values, hoping they might tell me something about the condition of my hard drives.
ST3500630AS with firmware 3.CHN current raw
Raw Read Error Rate 100 000000000000
Spin Up Time 94 000000000000
Start/Stop Count 99 0000000004DF
Reallocated Sector Count 100 000000000000
Seek Error Rate 83 00021A0CE3F4
Power On Hours Count 77 000000005023
Spin Retry Count 100 000000000000
Power Cycle Count 99 000000000479
End To End Error Count 100 000000000000
Reported Uncorrectable Errors 100 000000000000
High Fly Writes 100 000000000000
Hardware ECC Recovered 75 0000081ACB21
Current Pending Sector 100 000000000000
Offline Uncorrectable Sector Count 100 000000000000
Ultra DMA CRC Error Rate 200 000000000000
Write Error Rate 100 000000000000
TA Increase Count 100 000000000000

WDC WD10EADS-65M2B0 with firmware 01.00A01
Raw Read Error Rate 200 000000000000
Spin Up Time 108 000000001D9F
Start/Stop Count 100 0000000001B0
Reallocated Sector Count 200 000000000000
Seek Error Rate 100 000000000000
Power On Hours Count 93 000000001466
Spin Retry Count 100 000000000000
Calibration Retry Count 100 000000000000
Power Cycle Count 100 0000000000EC
Power Off Retract Count 200 000000000047
Load Cycle Count 183 00000000D0BA
Reallocated Event Count 200 000000000000
Current Pending Sector 200 000000000000
Offline Uncorrectable Sector Count 200 000000000000
Ultra DMA CRC Error Rate 200 000000000000
Write Error Rate 200 000000000000

ST31500541AS with firmware CC91
This drive is an external hard drive listed from newegg as ST315005EXA101-RK
Raw Read Error Rate 105 000000938FF1
Spin Up Time 100 000000000000
Start/Stop Count 98 0000000009AB
Reallocated Sector Count 100 000000000000
Seek Error Rate 30 080700245C15
Power On Hours Count 92 000000001D94
Spin Retry Count 100 000000000000
Power Cycle Count 100 000000000041
SATA Downshift Error Count 100 000000000000
End To End Error Count 100 000000000000
Reported Uncorrectable Errors 100 000000000000
Command Time Out 100 000000000017
High Fly Writes 100 000000000000
Hardware ECC Recovered 45 000000938FF1
Current Pending Sector 100 000000000000
Offline Uncorrectable Sector Count 100 000000000000
Ultra DMA CRC Error Rate 200 000000000000
Write head 100 98DA00000BF9
Total LBAs Written 100 00009C4E45E5
Total LBAs Read 100 000067725550
Troubled attributes:
Attribute Seek Error Rate is failing now! Its current value is 30, the worst value was 29 and the threshold is 30. According to the manufacturer, this is a pre-failure condition.
Attribute Airflow Temperature failed in the past. Its current value is 62, the worst value was 34 and the threshold is 45. According to the manufacturer, this is an advisory condition.

Does this help at all?
Thanks,
Matt

Edited by cbjfan2009, 14 October 2012 - 05:49 PM.


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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:34 PM

Since I've received no input to date on this topic, I'm abandoning it. I've opened up other, more simplified threads to combat the problem. Thanks.




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