Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: "Raw Read Error Rate" in S.M.A.R.T.

12 Jun 2010   #1
whitebloodcell

Windows 7
 
 
"Raw Read Error Rate" in S.M.A.R.T.

I have/had two Samsung F3 1TB drives in a RAID1 setup, both the drives failed within two weeks of each other. I dutifully sent them off for RMA. I now have one of those drives back so went to install it. Now a couple of days later it is claiming that it is close to failure. S.M.A.R.T. failed due to "Raw Read Error Rate".

I didn't know why it was failing until now but even on first use it S.M.A.R.T failed when connected to the motherboard, but passed when connected via eSATA.

Today I reinstalled Windows after buying an SSD, the failing drive is still connected over eSATA but this is the first time that Windows itself has given warnings that it may fail.

So my question is, is this drive really failing or not? If so, why, what is it about my system and these drives that is causing them to fail. For 3 of them now to fail whilst all my other drives and components have no issues seems surprising.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
12 Jun 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whitebloodcell View Post
I have/had two Samsung F3 1TB drives in a RAID1 setup, both the drives failed within two weeks of each other. I dutifully sent them off for RMA. I now have one of those drives back so went to install it. Now a couple of days later it is claiming that it is close to failure. S.M.A.R.T. failed due to "Raw Read Error Rate".

I didn't know why it was failing until now but even on first use it S.M.A.R.T failed when connected to the motherboard, but passed when connected via eSATA.

Today I reinstalled Windows after buying an SSD, the failing drive is still connected over eSATA but this is the first time that Windows itself has given warnings that it may fail.

So my question is, is this drive really failing or not? If so, why, what is it about my system and these drives that is causing them to fail. For 3 of them now to fail whilst all my other drives and components have no issues seems surprising.

Might be RAID controller, Bus error, or many other things. Take one of the drives off the controller and test with mfr's disk software.


Ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jun 2010   #3
whitebloodcell

Windows 7
 
 

As far as I am aware the eSATA port is provided by a different controller on my motherboard, but I will give it a go anyway.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 "Raw Read Error Rate" in S.M.A.R.T.




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
"A disk read error occurred" and Safe Mode Issues
So yesterday, my computer was in sleep mode, working fine. I was vacuuming my room and I blew a circuit, no biggie, happens all the time, so I turn off the vacuum and lights, went down to the fuse box, and flipped the switch back. I haven't tried to use my computer until I finished vacuuming. Once...
General Discussion
Hard Disk can't read in "my computer ", "initialized",I/O device error
I have a big problem here, I have used my hard disk for 9month, Yesterday when I watched movie on the half way, My hard disk suddenly disfuntion, And I thought my laptop problem due to always lagging so I restart my computer. But after that I can't read my hard disk (WD)in my computer. It can...
Hardware & Devices
"A Disc Read Error Has occurred" during Startup - Dell laptop
I dont know if this is the right thread, but here goes. I try to start my Dell Inspiron 5010 laptop and I get "A disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl Alt Del to recover" Every page I've Googled about this error tells me my hard drive is shot and needs to be replaced. I'm in total denial...
General Discussion
"A Disk Read Error Occured Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"
After my Gateway LT280u loads the F2 and F12 screen a black screen Follows saying: "A Disk Read Error Occured Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" I have tried and tried again to get it to start. Will take any advice to try to fix Computer problem (It seems F8 doesn't work when pressed either)
General Discussion
Made bootable USB but getting "Disk read error" at boot time, why?
Would greatly appreciate some help trying to create a bootable system on my 16GB USB stick. Here's what I did: In Diskpart: clean to wipe the USB stick clean create partition primary offset=32 align=32 to create a fresh partition starting at sector 64 (rather than 63) active to make it...
Installation & Setup
TV tuner "Low Bit Rate Error" in Windows Media Center
I was trying to watch live TV and that error message popped up. I have never had a problem in the past with it. All drivers installed as far as I know of. Worked a week ago.
Media Center


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:16.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App