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multiple failures

Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:09 am

This the third drive getting corrupted I suspect the motherboard controller is causing the problem one completely died two have disappearing files.Had drive cloned to a new 3 tb and after installing it in my computer same thing happened.Have disconnected it and am using the one I had cloned my boot drive is an SSD have no problems with it.ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VII HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z97 1 Hitachi !TB 2nd corrupted one Seagate 3TB new one corrupt.First one to die Seagate 2TB
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Re: multiple failures

Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:27 am

Seagate had some bad models in recent years, what are the exact model numbers?
What does SMART say?

A possible theory: The Hitachi failed "normally", the other two are of the bad Seagate models.
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Re: multiple failures

Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:47 pm

Yes, it could be a problem with the controller. But I would suspect a dodgy SATA cable or flaky power first.

Have you tried replacing the SATA cable? Are there any incidents reported in the system event log? Have you gone into your BIOS (or used a system monitoring tool) to check whether your PSU voltages are in spec?

Flaky RAM can also cause drive corruption. Have you run a RAM diagnostic?
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