Originally Posted by Puwaha
Usually you will know right away. If you just pull the drives from a flex raid pool and put them in a new computer (or the same) they will not show up as a drive letter in explorer bit do show up in drive manager. You simply have to go into drive manager and remove the folder-mount that flex raid uses and give it a real drive letter again. Then on that drive remove any flex raid related files or folders from the root of that drive. This will "reset" the drive from anything flex raid would have done... And is ready to be used in flex raid when you setup the new pool.
Careful with this though, if you aren't familiar with the disk manager you can easily delete the volume and your data goes poof!
I am very familiar with the disk manager. No problems there.
I think this was done. All the drives show up as new drive letters on the new machine.
They work and all the old data is on them. It's just trying to create the pool I get an error.
I am making a pool of 4 3TB's now. One old and three new. Three empty and one full. All Seagate. My newer drives. It's on 43% now. It appears to be working fine.
The problem I think is my old green drives. They are garbage. I have had so many issues with them. Two are RMA replacements. One clicks again. The other 3TB Green gets hung up trying to copy certain movie files. I think it has bad sector.
I am pretty sure it's one of my 3 GREEN WD drives that is issue. They do pass the CHKDSK though...
I think I am going to copy the data from them then RMA them just to be sure.
I am not buying GREEN drives again. I have had way too many issues.
I think I beat on my drives a lot more than normal folks so I tend to abuse them much more. They are not designed to handle how I beat them I think. I do a lot of copy paste and such.. and they are in constant operation.
I often have a few different copy paste functions going to or from here or there... so I think they tend to not hold up as well or something.
I've now RMA-ed 100% of my 4 GREEN WD drives. Every single drive I have is a replacement or has failed. 4 out of 4 is bad luck for sure. Some are EARS some are EARX some 2TB and some 3TB. All purchased different times.
In contrast all the Hitachi and Seagates are working great. I used to be a long time WD guy prior to the crappy green line turning me off.
I am going to go RED or not WD from now on. Green is fine inside a machine or for cheap basic storage but they are not very reliable or handle stress well. I would not recommend them in a server.