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WHS very slow when i add a new disk. RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    First time i am here.

    I have running WHS for about one and a half year now.
    Recently i tried to add a new 1Tb harddisk.
    When i add it the WHS becomes very very slow and does not respond anymore.
    After i removed it again the problem was gone.

    Right now i am adding it again and the problem starts all over again.
    Could this be a bad Sata cable ?
    Saturday, February 20, 2010 4:09 PM

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  • Hello,

    First time i am here.

    I have running WHS for about one and a half year now.
    Recently i tried to add a new 1Tb harddisk.
    When i add it the WHS becomes very very slow and does not respond anymore.
    After i removed it again the problem was gone.

    Right now i am adding it again and the problem starts all over again.
    Could this be a bad Sata cable ?
    Possibly, or it could be a bad drive.  Have you tried running chkdsk /r on that drive?
    Saturday, February 20, 2010 4:32 PM
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  • Hi,

    No did not do the chkdsk.
    I did not because it runs fine when i remove it.
    It is taking one and a half hour just toformat the disk and add it to the storage pool.

    The drive i am adding is a brand new one.
    I know a new one can be broken too, the first one was a DOA and is replaced by this one.

    Disk speeds are good, tested it when it was out of the storage pool.

    When the WHS is responding again i am going totry the checkdisk.
    i'll be back :-)
    Saturday, February 20, 2010 4:37 PM
  • Can't do the chkdsk.

    Get a response that the disk is assigned to something else.

    If i look with disk management add in then it is full for 100% and unmounted.

    Even after disabling the partition and a reformat it keeps saying unmounted.

    Saturday, February 20, 2010 7:03 PM
  • whats the model number and manf of the disk?  I don't mean WD Green -something like WD500DGETFH 
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    Saturday, February 20, 2010 7:20 PM
  • It is a Samsung spinpoint F3 (1Tb)next to two spinpoints T166 (500Gb)

    Modelnr is HD103SJ

    The other two are HD501LJ

    It is running fine when the 1Tb is not added.

    Going to try again but now i have replaced the Sata cable of the new disk.

    Saturday, February 20, 2010 7:25 PM
  • Did not make a difference.
    Added the disk, took forever, and then the WHS console closes.
    Disk comes back  as not added, and then reappears as unmounted and 100% full.
    I then can nog oadd or remove it.
    I have to delete the partition by device manager to get it back.
    Saturday, February 20, 2010 8:48 PM