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Always check your smart data, and sata cables!

johnspack

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For months I had weird issues, my linux installs on one ssd kept crashing on me. Finally couldn't even install. I have multiple installs at all times and I checked from the one that was working.
Massive CRC errors. That's not drive issues, that's sata cable issues. Colour me dumb. Always check your smart data. Almost 1200 errors on this drive, and 0 on all my others.
A drive should never get UDMA CRC errors, unless it's a bad cable. System is rock solid again.
 
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Sometimes the cable isn't even bad. I always start by cleaning contacts. So far that's done the trick every time. Never had a bad cable. Ever. On anything. And I'm still running almost 20 year old cables on some things.
 

johnspack

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Processor E5-1660 Xeon @ 4.7GHz
Motherboard Asus P9X79 Pro
Cooling Noctua NH-D14/7case fans
Memory 32gb Gskill 1866 Cas9
Video Card(s) EVGA FTW GTX 980 Ti ACX 2.0+
Storage Toshiba 3TB, x300 Toshiba 5TB, 2x EVO 850 250GB
Display(s) 27" Asus VS278Q, 23" VZ239H IPS
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar MKII+ AKG Q701 Studio Monitors
Power Supply XFX XTR 750 Gold
Mouse Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
Keyboard Ducky One 2 RGB
Software Kubuntu 19.04
Benchmark Scores It's linux baby!
Cheap cables do go bad... I've had to replace many. Even so called high end ones with clips.... fning asus black sata3 so called cables. Yes they do go bad dude. Years worth of cables I've had to throw
away. I keep my mobo crystal clean, and clean my fan filters on a regular basis. I have ocd!
Anyways.. I replaced the cable on the offending drive... and the crc error rate stopped. Simple.
 
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