Hi guys, as above, currently using raid 0 with the 2 WD Caviar Black 500Gb, problem only occurred recently when i experienced frequent blackouts during heavy showers in the area. The system would startup and take quite awhile to actually detect one of the hard disks which happens to be the boot disk too. Would have to repeatedly restart my computer till it actually detects, and i’ve actually noticed that once the desktop actually recognises the raid volume and proceeds to startup, i would not have any problems restarting, as no matter how many times i restart, the boot disk will always be recognised but if i shut down, the storage matrix will have problems detecting the hard disks.
Weird thing is, even on occasions that the hard disk isn’t detected by the storage matrix, somewhere up there in the text, it actually shows 03 devices(which happens to be the correct number of devices connected) which means that the system actually detects the physical presence of the hard disk but not the image? Is that right to say so?
Thanks for taking your time on helping guys! Have actually posted on several other help forums but did not recieve any help, so this is a desperate call for help
Any form of help will be useful! Do not really wish to reformat or reinstall windows… would be greatly appreciated if it could be solved!
Another, i tried to use the data lifeguard diagnostics software from WD but it actually gave this error :11- Cable Test : Read diagnostics sector error!
I’ve read up on the error and tried swapping cables around but it still gave this error, so would anyone be actually kind enough to tell me if its normal? Also, the S.M.A.R.T status for the HDs are unavailable in various 3rd party HD software and also the data lifeguard software too.
Lastly, I also ran chkdsk on the advice on a friend and it proceeded without a hitch! Plus the Hard disks does not seem to be making any weird noises or show signs that it is dying.
Sorry for bothering but i’ve tried searching the net and it seems like my problem is a unique one and there doesn’t seem to be any similar cases. Once again thanks for taking your time to read this guys!