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The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk7&


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computerwiz12890

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Hey all!

 

I'm looking at my Event Viewer, and seeing a ton of the following message:

 

"The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk7\DR7."

 

This is a 6TB external hard drive, which as you can image, is full of files!  I have CrashPlan, with unlimited online storage, watching this hard drive & backing up everything on it.  So it is almost in a constant state of read/write.

 

I'm not having any actual problems, as far as I know.  But it really concerns me to see all these "Error" messages in Event Viewer.   :upset:

 

Any ideas what's up?  Or what I can do/check?


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dsenette

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long time no see.

 

sounds like the controller is failing. you shouldn't see those errors (clearly) on a fully functional drive so. I'd start looking at a replacement.


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Hey dsenette!

 

Yeah, been quite a while.  I'm a software developer these days....kinda behind on my software/hardware studies.  :prop:

 

Bah...I was hoping it was one of those things you just ignore.  :whistling:  I'll have to find some time to contact Western Digital.  The drive is only about 6-7 months old.  Oh well...  :upset:

 

Thanks!!


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