Windows 10: Multiple Hardrive failure over the course of a year

Discus and support Multiple Hardrive failure over the course of a year in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; So my question is, is there anything whether it be software or hardware that could cause multiple DIFFERENT brands and sizes and types of hard drives... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Etetherin, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. Etetherin Win User

    Multiple Hardrive failure over the course of a year


    So my question is, is there anything whether it be software or hardware that could cause multiple DIFFERENT brands and sizes and types of hard drives to keep failing?

    The story is: in 2015 I had to replace 2 barracudas (I know they are terrible anyways) but then i went and got two 1 TB WD Blacks and one WD SSD 250gb and reset my computer with a fresh install of windows 10 x64 pro. two weeks later one of the WD blacks went bad. went and replaced it rebuilt my raid, and then it worked fine for like 3 months. Now my SSD went bad and i had it exchanged.

    Is there anything inside my computer (hardware) that could cause this kind of thing to happen? Or maybe a software problem?

    If you need anymore information let me know!!

    EDIT: The system specs i currently have on my profile is not the pc that i am having this issue on. Give me time to update them when i get the computer running again. (Install windows 10 again). I will post another edit when i have done so.

    While I am here, it wouldn't hurt to ask. I have a built raid 1 with the two aforementioned WD Blacks. When I install windows 10 x64 on the replaced ssd, is there any extra setup required to get windows to recognize those apps and programs i installed onto the other drives? (I realize this may or may not belong here, so I apologize if it does not. But seeing as it is related to the main issue at hand I figured why clutter the forum?)

    SECOND EDIT:
    Posting my Specs for those on TAPATALK

    Computer Type PC/Desktop
    OS Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 10586 Multiprocessor Free
    CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz
    Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Base Board Z77X-UD3H
    Memory 16.00 GB
    Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
    Sound Card NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays Vizio 52 inch LCD LED HD TV
    Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 60 Hz

    Keyboard Ttesports by Thermaltech
    Mouse Logitech M305
    PSU ATX ILG-600R2 600W
    Case NZXT Phantom 530 Red ATX Full Tower Computer Case Includes 1 x 200mm Front, 1 x 140mm Rear 2 x USB 3
    Cooling (Air) 6x 6inch fans
    Hard Drives Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB Fixed internal 3 partition OS Disk WD Black 1TB Fixed Internal 1 Partition RAID 0 Disk 1 WD Black 1TB Fixed Internal 1 Partition RAID 0 Disk 2
    Internet Speed 94.48 Mbps Down 4.48 Mbps Up
    Browser Chrome
    Antivirus Windows Defender


    :)
     
    Etetherin, Jan 7, 2016
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  4. bro67 Win User

    Multiple Hardrive failure over the course of a year

    Tapatalk you cannot see the system info. If it is a desktop, a bad power supply will kill drives that fast.
     
    bro67, Jan 7, 2016
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  5. CountMike New Member
    WD "Black" HDDs are really not meant for that. I had to replace few in normal use, they just don't make them like they used to. WD makes HDDs meant just for NAS usage. If you have them in RAID0, any problem with one of them will brake RAID.
     
    CountMike, Jan 7, 2016
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  6. Barman58 Win User
    If you recreated the SSD OS from an image file it should work with pre-installed apps and programs on the Raid drive. If, however, you performed a fresh install of the OS on the SSD then you will need to re-install all apps onto either the SSD or the raid drive. The vast majority of windows Apps and programs store at least some of there settings and files on the OS drive wherever they are installed. they also write a lot of information to the registry
     
    Barman58, Jan 7, 2016
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  7. spacecon Win User
    Heat will destroy any hardware. Since you are going through hard drives quickly, monitor the temperature of them over time. There are utilities that do that (Hard Disk Sentinel is one that can usually be gotten as a freebie). Make sure your fan(s) are clean and running.
     
    spacecon, Jan 7, 2016
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  8. LMiller7 Win User

    Multiple Hardrive failure over the course of a year

    Be sure you have a good quality PSU. Others can advise you on that. For a situation like this quality is more important than power ratings, but of course they must be adequate.

    The PSU is a critical component of any computer but it often doesn't get the attention it deserves. In many cases the only things considered are power ratings and price. But ratings are often not what they appear. A manufacturer can play games with ratings so a cheap PSU may actually have less capability than a quality PSU with lower ratings. For reliable operation a PSU must provide clean output at stable voltages under all operating conditions. Cheap PSUs may fail to do that, even when they have good ratings.
     
    LMiller7, Jan 7, 2016
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  9. Etetherin Win User
    so how do i check the psu to see if that could be the problem? And what am i looking for exactly?
    I regularly blow my computer out with compressed air to keep it free from dust. all my fans are working and I have added two additional fans that blow across the hardrive bay.

    Should i be using Intel raid utility (IRST) or should i be using marvel.
    I went to my motherboards website and it wants me to download marvel it never mentions intel. But i have a intel core. and was told by my local computer shop (Microcenter) that i should use intels RST.

    And lastly, it has been quite a while since i had to actually do a full reset myself. I forgot what all i need to download after windows gets installed.
     
    Etetherin, Jan 7, 2016
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  10. bro67 Win User
    Marvel is the SATA chip controller. That still will not fix what is going on.

    Take it to a local "mom and pop" shop that has the tester for checking voltages. If you want one for your own use. You can buy them on Amazon or Newegg.
     
    bro67, Jan 7, 2016
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  11. XweAponX Win User
    I've been having more trouble with WDs than with Seagates lately. Neither company gives you a damns worth of warranty anyway.
     
    XweAponX, Jan 7, 2016
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  12. Have you considered an SSD? I have them in all my computers. Once you go SSD, you'll never go back!
     
    jbdiesellife, Jan 7, 2016
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  13. CountMike New Member

    Multiple Hardrive failure over the course of a year

    Those WD Black are made for speed, RAID0 is specially vulnerable to any errors and require closely matched drives.
     
    CountMike, Jan 7, 2016
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  14. Etetherin Win User
    The one that just failed is an ssd.

    My array is as follows.

    Main os > WD SSD 250 gb
    Programs and what not >Sata raid 0> 2 wd black 1tb
     
    Etetherin, Jan 7, 2016
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  15. Etetherin Win User
    The two drives that are mirror of one another, are both WD Blacks 1 tb. Do tou suggest a different type of drive for raid 0?
    I need raid 0 because my career is graphic design and all my work files are stored there. If I have any failures i can't afford to lose those files. So raid 0 is a necessity. So if you have any suggestions they are welcome! I Do know that it will not solve my issue currently but it will "offset it" at the very least until i can find a more permanent solution.

    Is it possible that maybe i just have really bad Luck? The only reason I even thought it might be some under lying cause is because microcenter techs told me that this is odd and could be something else causing them to go bad. When I asked what could it be they offered a 40$ diagnostics. So I dont know if they are just trying to sell me things or if it may actually be something wrong. I do know that this type of thing is unusual but not un heard of, I have heard stories of people having bad drives alot. It seems the quality of mechanical drives has dipped significantly, since SSD are going to soon make them obsolete.

    Anyway to test it without faking it to the shop? There's no programs I can download to test the rails on my psu?
     
    Etetherin, Jan 7, 2016
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