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PLaFl
Beginner
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Keep getting a drive fail on the same port

I have 4 drives in a Windows 2016 server. There are two raid arrays set up as RAID1. I keep having the same drive slot reporting as failed. I've put 2 new drives in there and the RAID rebuilds fine, runs for a couple weeks, then says failed. I'm not sure if I have an MB problem or a software problem.

 

I took the two old drives that had originally been taken out of the RAID as failed and found that the data seems fine. I used Crystal Disk Info to confirm that the hardware itself is fine.

 

Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this? The error notification I receive is as follows:

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SATA disk on Controller 0, Port 2: Failed.

Volume Data: Failed.

 

System Report

 

System Information

OS name: Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard

OS version: 10.0.14393

System name: WIN16A

System manufacturer: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.

System model: MS-7B48

Processor: GenuineIntel Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 10 3.6 GHz

BIOS: American Megatrends Inc., 2.40

PCH: 0xA2C9

 

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise Information

Kit installed: 16.0.2.1086

User interface version: 16.0.2.1086

Language: English (United States)

RAID option ROM version: 16.0.1.3397

Driver version: 16.0.2.1086

ISDI version: 16.0.2.1086

 

Storage System Information

RAID Configuration

 

Array Name: SATA_Array_0000

Size: 1,907,739 MB

Available space: 4 MB

Number of volumes: 1

Volume member: OSVOL

Number of array disks: 2

Array disk: WD-WMATV3656846

Array disk: WD-WMATV6680701

Disk data cache: Enabled

 

Array Name: SATA_Array_0001

Size: 1,907,739 MB

Available space: 4 MB

Number of volumes: 1

Volume member: Data

Number of array disks: 2

Array disk: 9QJ4BAKF

Array disk: WD-WMATV6487410

Disk data cache: Enabled

 

Volume name: OSVOL

Status: Normal

Type: RAID 1

Size: 953,867 MB

System volume: Yes

Data stripe size: 64 KB

Write-back cache: Off

Initialized: Yes

Parity errors: 9

Blocks with media errors: 0

Physical sector size: 512 Bytes

Logical sector size: 512 Bytes

 

Volume name: Data

Status: Failed

Type: RAID 1

Size: 953,867 MB

System volume: No

Data stripe size: 64 KB

Write-back cache: Read only

Initialized: Yes

Parity errors: 0

Blocks with media errors: 1

Physical sector size: 512 Bytes

Logical sector size: 512 Bytes

 

Hardware Information

 

Controller name: Intel(R) Chipset SATA/PCIe RST Premium Controller \\Scsi0

Type: SATA

Mode: RAID

Number of SATA ports: 6

Number of volumes: 2

Volume: OSVOL

Volume: Data

Number of spares: 0

Number of available disks: 0

Rebuild on Hot Plug: Disabled

Manufacturer: Intel Corporation

Model number: 0x2822

Product revision: 0

Direct attached disk: WD-WMATV3656846

Direct attached disk: 9QJ4BAKF

Direct attached disk: WD-WMATV6487410

Direct attached disk: WD-WMATV6680701

 

Disk on Controller 0, Port 0

Status: Normal

Type: SATA disk

Location type: Internal

Usage: Array disk

Size: 932 GB

System disk: No

Disk data cache: Enabled

Command queuing: NCQ

Transfer rate: 3 Gb/s

Model: WDC WD1002FBYS-02A6B0

Serial number: WD-WMATV3656846

SCSI device ID: 0

Firmware: 03.00C06

Physical sector size: 512 Bytes

Logical sector size: 512 Bytes

 

Disk on Controller 0, Port 1

Status: Normal

Type: SATA disk

Location type: Internal

Usage: Array disk

Size: 932 GB

System disk: No

Disk data cache: Enabled

Command queuing: NCQ

Transfer rate: 3 Gb/s

Model: ST31000340NS

Serial number: 9QJ4BAKF

SCSI device ID: 0

Firmware: MA08

Physical sector size: 512 Bytes

Logical sector size: 512 Bytes

 

Disk on Controller 0, Port 2

Status: Failed

Type: SATA disk

Location type: Internal

Usage: Array disk

Size: 932 GB

System disk: No

Disk data cache: Enabled

Command queuing: NCQ

Transfer rate: 3 Gb/s

Model: WDC WD1002FBYS-02A6B0

Serial number: WD-WMATV6487410

SCSI device ID: 0

Firmware: 03.00C06

Physical sector size: 512 Bytes

Logical sector size: 512 Bytes

 

Disk on Controller 0, Port 3

Status: Normal

Type: SATA disk

Location type: Internal

Usage: Array disk

Size: 932 GB

System disk: No

Disk data cache: Enabled

Command queuing: NCQ

Transfer rate: 3 Gb/s

Model: WDC WD1002FBYS-02A6B0

Serial number: WD-WMATV6680701

SCSI device ID: 0

Firmware: 03.00C06

Physical sector size: 512 Bytes

Logical sector size: 512 Bytes

 

Empty port

Port: 4

Port location: Internal

 

Empty port

Port: 5

Port location: Internal

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David_V_Intel
Employee
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Hello PLaFl, Thank you for posting on the Intel ® communities. I would like to know if you tried other drives in the port where it shows failed, this it to see if, no matter the drive, the Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology shows as failed. Also, please provide me with an System Support Utility report, this report can be generated from our tool, you can refer to the link below so you can download it:  https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25293/Intel-System-Support-Utility-for-Windows- Make sure to attach the created report to this thread. Regards, David V Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
David_V_Intel
Employee
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Hello PLaFl, I am following up with your case and see that we have not heard back from you. Did you try other drives? Also, please provide me with the information requested. If you need more assistance do not hesitate to reply. Regards, David V Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
PLaFl
Beginner
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Honestly I decided to just move on and break the RAID array. I was frusted by your question about whether I had tried other drives in that port. I explained in my original that I have put two new drives in there and within a few days to a week after rebuild, it reports that drive as failed again. I needed to get the server going so I moved on.

 

From now on I will use only hardware RAID as the Intel software RAID does not seem reliable.

 

Thank you anyways,

 

Paul

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