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CRC Errors but only on specific PC?

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  1. skinnyq New Member

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    Hi guys,
    I have in my possession a HD103UJ hard disk and for some reason I'm getting a lot of CRC errors when extracting rars, installing games and so on.
    These errors do not seem to appear on another system.
    I have formatted my PC 2 times now, ran MEMTEST for 10 hours and found nothing, ran ESTOOL to test the drives and it passed every test.
    I don't know what could be wrong!
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    are you installing games from a hard drive or a dvd
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    Is the drive making any loud clicking. Just asking, because looking thru Newegg's reviews by customer who purchased the drives, there seems to be a higher than usual failure rate for them.
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    the drive could be faulty, or the power supply could be feeding it bad voltage.

    hell, have you tried replacing the SATA cable yet?
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  6. skinnyq New Member

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    Everything is okay according to DiskCheckup, I attached the detailed log.
    The drive doesn't seem to make any loud clicking, I mean you can hear it when its working but I don't think its unusual, and yes I tried to switch SATA cables but that didn't help.
    Could a temperature of 31c be too much? In the other PC, it was 26C, is that significant?

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    Your temps are great. 26c is perfect. I see some Write error counts but that's not uncommon. It doesn't seem to be the drive at fault.

    Have you ran the manufactures testing utilities on it?

    I dont see any firmware updates for it that may have addressed any issues. Here is the utilities page.
    http://www.samsung.com/baltic/consu...ia_cd=05043000&model_cd=HD103UJ&menu=download

    As far as RAR CRC errors, that doesnt necessarily mean a bad harddrive. Test your RAM and verify the RAR file size after you download it.
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    I get CRC errors from too high of a CPU clock when I do benching runs with PC mark, I believe the registers in use occasionally bomb out.
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    mmm, if the drive works fine in another pC - its obviously the PC at fault and not the drive.
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    yeah but if its not the RAM, which I tested using MEMTEST for 10 hours, what else could it be?
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    sata controller, north/southbridge... theres lots of things.
  12. skinnyq New Member

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    can I test for any of it?
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    not really. you can try it in another PC, and if it works there you can pretty much narrow it down to the motherboard or PSU.
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    I did have a similar problem on one of my PC. On Other system, the same installation package did not produce any crc error. On a specific system with ASUS motherboard, the crc error was persistent. So I went to ASUS website, downloaded the BIOS and the utility for writing the BIOS and upgraded my system. I never had another crc error with that machine again.

    Warning! This is a very dangerous procedure. If the upgrading is incomplete, the BIOS eprom will become useless and you need a special eprom writing-device to rectify the complication. So you do also need an UPS.

    Hope this is educational.
  15. skinnyq New Member

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    I have already updated my bios.
    Downloading large iso's - corrupt.
    Downloading large number of rar's/zip's - CRC.
    Downloading games from Steam - works...
    Moving files from different drives - works...
    what the hell...

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