Constant errors with RAIDXpert2 on clean drives

Discussion created by derekgcwhite on May 28, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 27, 2017 by derekgcwhite

I have the following set up:

InWin 509 case

Ryzen 1800X CPU + MSI X370 Titanium + G.Skills F4 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4

2 x Samsung 960 PRO M.2 512MB

6 x Seagate 4TB ST4000DM005-SDP166 (Brand new, all fully chkdsk /r valid zero bad sectors)

Windows 10 Pro 64bit


The system is running as expected, I have installed the correct driver for the RAIDXpert2 GUI

Start the system in AHCI mode to validate HDD

In Disc Manager Full format of all 6 drives - complete

Open 6 x CMD screens with admin privileges

Run 6 x CHKDSK /r comcurrently on the 6 SATA HDD's

All discs have exactly same number of sectors and none are in error

Restart the system in RAID mode

Open RAIDXpert2 Web GUI


Create Array, select all 6 error free discs, Select RAID10 option, start RAID create

After about 30 minutes or so Medium errors start to appear against various disk blocks

Things get worse until Disc goes offline

Eventually 4 of the 6 discs go offline and the CREATE FAILS (after about 12.6% completion)

I deleted the Array and Create a RAID 1 array over the six discs

Things go further along but after about 20+% the CREATE FAILs due to at least 4 of the discs (not the same 4 as in the RAID10 config) show more showing more block errors than can be handled



Can anyone explain why this might be

I can believe 1 disc could be faulty from 6 brand new HDDs, possibly 2 however; RAIDXpert2, but not any Windows programs, says all 6 of the drives are unusable