Jump to content
yitzi

unRAID red balling perfectly good hard drive

11 posts in this topic Last Reply

Recommended Posts

Hi all, I'm experiencing an issue with my unRAID array. For some reason that I cannot identify, my parity and occasionally a data disk is being red balled as failed when there's no smart errors. My log is showing errors, but I can't narrow down what's wrong.

 

Please see my attached unraid-diagnostics report.

 

Thank you to whoever can assist with this problem.

unraid-diagnostics-20160930-1002.zip

Share this post


Link to post

Most frequent problem is bad connection. Check SATA and power both ends.

 

If the 2 problems are on the same controller you might consider that as well, perhaps reseating the card.

 

Maybe some more info about your hardware.

Share this post


Link to post

The logs will say why it's failing, sometimes you can get data errors that can flag the disk that the drives own smart doesn't alarm out on.

 

Can you pull the disk and run something like spinrite on it?

Share this post


Link to post

The logs will say why it's failing, sometimes you can get data errors that can flag the disk that the drives own smart doesn't alarm out on.

 

Can you pull the disk and run something like spinrite on it?

Pulling a drive and plugging it into another system should be considered a last resort.

Share this post


Link to post

I agree. I at least want to know what's going on and which drive is an issue. I've already reseated all my drives with new sata cables. Can it be a power issue? My PSU is a 430W I believe.

 

Here's my specs:

 

M/B: ASRock - B85 Killer

CPU: Intel® Xeon® CPU E3-1241 v3 @ 3.50GHz

HVM: Enabled

IOMMU: Disabled

Cache: 256 kB, 1024 kB, 8192 kB

Memory: 14 GB (max. installable capacity 32 GB)

01:00.0 Serial Attached SCSI controller [0107]: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS2008 PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS-2 [Falcon] [1000:0072] (rev 03)

Share this post


Link to post

Though there are no pending sectors this looks like a disk error, this is disk9 (WDC_WD20EFRX-68EUZN0_WD-WCC4M0NV1LTS)

 

Sep 30 09:55:22 unRAID kernel: ata2.00: failed command: READ DMA EXT

Sep 30 09:55:22 unRAID kernel: ata2.00: cmd 25/00:08:b0:22:38/00:00:3a:00:00/e0 tag 12 dma 4096 in

Sep 30 09:55:22 unRAID kernel:        res 51/40:08:b0:22:38/00:00:3a:00:00/e0 Emask 0x9 (media error)

Sep 30 09:55:22 unRAID kernel: ata2.00: status: { DRDY ERR }

Sep 30 09:55:22 unRAID kernel: ata2.00: error: { UNC }

Share this post


Link to post

This disk has been causing a few issues for me. Randomly, unRAID will report Errors on my dashboard but not redball the disk.

 

What's strange is that my parity is getting disabled randomly as well. I've been dealing with this for the past month and can't figure out which disk is the issue, or if something else is.

 

Right now, I'm rebuilding my parity and seeing what logs I can pull up. Attached is my latest syslogs. Ton's of errors and I can't make out what it is.

syslog.txt

Share this post


Link to post

True but then you will know for sure if your disk actually has a problem or if it's controller / cable / 1000 other issues. ;)

 

Share this post


Link to post

Though there are no pending sectors this looks like a disk error, this is disk9 (WDC_WD20EFRX-68EUZN0_WD-WCC4M0NV1LTS)

 

Sep 30 09:55:22 unRAID kernel: ata2.00: failed command: READ DMA EXT

Sep 30 09:55:22 unRAID kernel: ata2.00: cmd 25/00:08:b0:22:38/00:00:3a:00:00/e0 tag 12 dma 4096 in

Sep 30 09:55:22 unRAID kernel:        res 51/40:08:b0:22:38/00:00:3a:00:00/e0 Emask 0x9 (media error)

Sep 30 09:55:22 unRAID kernel: ata2.00: status: { DRDY ERR }

Sep 30 09:55:22 unRAID kernel: ata2.00: error: { UNC }

 

Thanks, I'm going to RMA the drive and see if there's still problems.

 

Does anything seem to indicate a PSU issue or LSI card problem?

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.