By February 15, 2007

Hard drive down!

My file server was acting funny today after rebooting from some Windows XP patches. I restarted him again, only to find out on reboot that one of my 500GB drives had failed! The drive is only two months old. Given the legacy of problems setting this guy up, I’m not surprised I had a drive fail on me. For the record, it was a SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ. It’s still under warranty, and NewEgg will replace the drive. I wonder if I am better off working with NewEgg or with Samsung.

Thank goodness for RAID 5.

[edit]
After Samsung’s diagnostic software crashed my computer twice in a row, I’ve decided to just return the drive to NewEgg. I’m nervous about running my RAID5 array without the parity drive. :\

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  1. Stomper says:

    Eeeek. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you until you get your parity drive back up and working.

  2. drfaulken says:

    NewEgg is sending me a new drive, should be here on Monday. Come on baby, hold together ….