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Yes, extremely annoying lol. None of these are new drives though, so I wouldn't be surprised if they're failing. Hell, if HDD prices were still low, I'd use this an excuse to replace them all right now :laugh:
 
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Yup SSD time. I've seen a few offers for HDDs on Amazon lately, some 2TB drives hovering at around $120 or so.
 
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Ha ha ha, yea that's probably the worst part of it.
Not a good time to have a failing hard drive.

But does the price increase relate to SSD?
Unless you need the 500GB of space for OS and programs, maybe it's time to fork out for an SSD.
 

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Soylent Joe has an external 1.5tb for 75
 
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Yeah, I need that space for games lol
 
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I have no games on my SSD, just OS and apps. Games are on raid 2.5" drives, personally I prefer my setup as opposed to having games on SSD.
 
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I have no games on my SSD, just OS and apps. Games are on raid 2.5" drives, personally I prefer my setup as opposed to having games on SSD.
Right, but I mean I can't replace a 1tb array with a 60~120gb SSD lol, I'd still need another HDD.

In any case, I can't get the windows disc to recognize my installation in order for it to do the startup repair. It recognizes the RAID array though and can access the files just fine
 
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Startup repair messes up for me all the time. I guess you're only option from there would be chkdsk? I might be wrong.
 

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#34
You're getting startup problems because odds are the drive you pulled had the BCD bootloader for windows 7 on ikt. With the hard drive failing it would give the can't find bootable media error.

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In other words startup repair can't fix anything because it can't find the BCD to fix it.
 
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You're getting startup problems because odds are the drive you pulled had the BCD bootloader for windows 7 on ikt. With the hard drive failing it would give the can't find bootable media error.

EDIT
In other words startup repair can't fix anything because it can't find the BCD to fix it.
Yeah, I figured that out lol. Just marked the disk as active in diskpart so now startup repair should see it.

edit: OK, back into windows again so I can get back to the original issue :laugh:
edit2: Yup, initial problem still there :rolleyes: Gonna start testing the drives
 
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Hard Disk Sentinel gives me drive info from my RAID config running off the mobo chipset.
Sweet, it works for me too. The info doesn't look sweet though :(


 

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You're going to have to reinstall onto the functioning raid 0 and set a proper boot priority. Eventually picking up a new drive or rma.

EDIT
Yup looks like bad sectors to me.

EDIT2
Download a Linux LiveCD to allow file backups before it gets worse.
 
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Can you suggest a good one for this purpose? Also, at this point should I even bother running an extended scan and/or chkdsk?
 

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Q1: Latest Ubuntu or Linux mint.

Q2: Wouldn't bother.
 
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Last drive I had to recover was at 30% health, 30% for a drive is almost close to inaccessible, you're probably not going to do anything that will significantly improve it, back stuff up before it's too late.
 
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Alright then, I guess that's what I'll have to do. :( And go figure, I just checked the date I bought these two Seagates and how long the warranty was . . . 5/13/2008 and a 3-year warranty. FFFFUUUU I just spent over $100 on a fucking dinner for two :banghead:
 
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I hope you brought the leftovers back in a doggy bag. I've just had a "customer" that brought a 500GB Barracuda 7200.11 as well about a month ago, was from 2008 as well, and it's completely dead. Sad to see them go, but look on the bright side, it actually had negative effects and you know you have to back stuff up, some drives just die out of the blue.
 

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If the drives were 7200.12's I'd be more astonished. Doesn't surprise me they are on the brink.
 
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Well, I've got Linux Mint downloading now. I'm just going to unplug those drives and then run off the livecd until I get something to back the data up on. Better than using this fucking laptop.

I need to find something small and dirt cheap to hold me over until prices come back down.
 
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Yeah, no way I'm paying those prices :laugh:
 

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Check with BoT, I am pretty sure he's got a couple 250GB SATA 1 drives. Again, that drive Soylent Joe has looks very interesting.
 
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Check with BoT, I am pretty sure he's got a couple 250GB SATA 1 drives. Again, that drive Soylent Joe has looks very interesting.
BoT?
 

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#50
I think that might the prettiest FS thread I've ever seen lol.

Hmmm . . . Maxtor, never tried 'em . . . $25, I bet I could squeeze it all down to <250gb if I delete Steam games and temporarily move a bunch of stuff to my storage drives . . .