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Hard drives freezing up

We had a power spike that took out the power supply on our unit. Had the power supply replaced but, ever since then the unit thinks the Raid-5 drive has failed and begins to regenerate. When it finishes regenerating the Raid, after about 1/2 an hour (or so), everything freezes up on the device. The only way to get it going again is a hard boot which starts the whole process over again (Raid failed - regenerate - finish regeneration - freeze, etc. etc...) Any ideas?

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  • Irwin Matthies Jun 27, 2007

    I haven't tried your solution yet as we are currently undergoing a rollover to SAP.

  • Irwin Matthies Jul 28, 2007

    I tried testing the drive but was unsure as to whether a RAID-5 drive could be imported onto my XP machine. When I tried it the message came up that I could lose data so I felt it best not to import until I have more information.

    Is there a way to do this test without losing data?



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Damaged drive controller on HDD a possibility. Pull drive and test as a slave to rule out a bad RAID controller. Let me know if the drive is failing under SMART setting in system BIOS upon boot.

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