The drives in question are for backing up company data on our Windows 2003 Server.
A little backstory: We had a system working where we were rotating 3 different 1TB WD Sata drives, one each night, as our backup procedure. These were hot swappable, and working like a charm for years.
Our data grew and so we purchased 3 2TB WD Sata drives to replace the old 3 and effectively double the amount of “past” we could store in our backups. However, these 3 2TB drives (purchased from 2 different places) didn’t want to work via hot swap with the motherboard’s onboard Marvell Sata/Raid controller. (They would only show up if you rebooted with it in the bay). I figured the controller was at fault, so I purchased this addon card.
Right off the bat this setup seemed to work better. Except only at first. While it looked like the drives showed up, that night’s backup failed and i came into work to see that the drive was not there. It now take a few swaps before a drive will fully show up! It may detect it, but it isn’t loading right… you try to write to the disk and it tells you there’s an I/O error.
Anyone know what could be up? The 1TB drives still work great…