I'm having issues with some of my hard drives and I'm not sure how to troubleshoot.
As a little background, I had been having some problems with my computer crashing (see this post for the full details), but after replacing a possibly faulty SSD, upgrading the PSU, and replacing the CPU cooler, I've been Steady Eddie for 2 months now, in terms of performance and crashing. My initial Hard Drive setup was as follows:
Disk 1: OCZ Vector-150 240GB SDD (set up as main OS install drive)
Disk 2: WD Blue WD4000AAKS 400GB (set up with photos/videos)
Disk 3: Some old 80GB HDD
Disk 4: Some old 80GB HDD
Disks 3 and 4 were set up as a mirror space (ReFS) through Storage Spaces. When I was being helped with my crashing problems, the guy who was helping me noticed a lot of errors on disk 3. I decided since (1) both hard drives were pretty small and (2) both hard drives were pretty old, and (3) I was using the mirror space to save my most important documents, it was time to upgrade. While I was waiting to be able to get to the store, one of the hard drives in the array was marked as retired -- lucky me on the timing! I bought the new hard drives (WD Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB), swapped one out, copied the mirror, swapped the other, then copied the mirror again. (I think in between swapping the other 80GB hard drive dropped out of the array, but I'm not 100% sure).
So I haven't had any issues with anything until a few days ago. Now my issues are:
- On Friday, I got a message from Storage Spaces that one of the new hard drives was marked as retired.
- When I was making backups of the other drive (just in case), I realized that Disk 2 wasn't being shown in Windows Explorer. I moved to another SATA port and it came back up. I moved it back to the original and it was still there, so it's not simply a continuously bad port. I don't know precisely how long this drive was missing, except that I did get an error message last week when doing a backup (with Windows backup) that could be explained by a missing drive.
- Also when I was making backups, I was having trouble copying video files from one of my external drive to the Storage Space drive. It would give me messages like "Not enough space on Docs. 699MB required. Delete files to clean up space. Free space 90GB". Overall I think I was trying to copy ~60GB of files into ~90GB of free space. I tried a .txt file (the only thing on the drive that wasn't a video file) and it worked fine.
- When the backup ran this tonight I got the following error: "Check your backup. The request failed due to a fatal device hardware error. Error code 0x800701E3". The backup takes an image of the OS from disk one, and files off of disk 2 and the Storage Spaces array and saves them on an external drive. I don't know which of the drives caused the error.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. My specs are as follows:
OS -- Windows 10 x64
CPU -- AMD FX-6300 @ stock settings
Video Card -- Radeon R7 200 @ stock settings
MotherBoard -- Gigabyte GA-970A-D3p (6 SATA ports, 1 of which is being used for the CD/DVD)
Power Supply -- OCZ GSX700 (700W)
Hard drives -- see above
Thanks in advance!!
Edited by jazzman831, 25 September 2016 - 07:55 PM.