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Odd CRC errors on hard drives, physical problem?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Gaikokujin Kyofusho, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. Hi, I have an external hard drive and lately when i try to copy files to
    it certain files give me a "Cyclic Redundancy Error". I would have
    thought that it was totally the files but I am able to copy these files
    to another (though internal) hard drive just fine. I haven't tried
    burning them to CD but it would seem to me that if it was just the files
    that I would be getting the error no matter where i tried to copy them.

    If any one has any ideas (i.e. "Your hard drive is dying" or "Its just
    the files" etc) I would really appreciate the input!


    Gaikokujin Kyofusho, Feb 18, 2004
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  2. Gaikokujin Kyofusho

    philo Guest

    go the the website of the mfg and get a hradrive diagnostic

    it could be a bad drive!
    philo, Feb 18, 2004
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  3. Gaikokujin Kyofusho

    kony Guest

    Check your memory with http://www.memtest86.com for several hours.

    If the external drive is connected by USB2, see if you can find a pattern
    to this corruption. How is this error made evident to you, exactly?

    You might try connecting the enclosure to a USB1.1 port if it's currently
    using USB2, some enclosure chips seem a bit buggy under (unknow specific)
    situations. I vaguely recall that some ALI chips seemed to cause this
    sort of problem, possibly from overheating. Opening your enclosure and
    examining the circuit board should reveal which chipset the board is based
    around, it would be one of (or the only) larger chip on the board.
    kony, Feb 18, 2004
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