Author Topic: Disk Write Sector Errors every week  (Read 1466 times)


  • Calf
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Disk Write Sector Errors every week
« on: June 15, 2012, 05:57:47 pm »

I purchased a Linkstation Pro Duo WVL/R1 over here in Sydney, Australia and a week after its purchase it began spamming me with


    HDD error occured.

    Disk(s) the error occured: "Disk X".


    (sda) WRITE sector:xxxx count:xxx

    Disk writing error
    Some data may not be recoverable.
    Immediate change of disk is recommended.


Despite 2 hard drive replacements for each bay. This has occured each week (coinciding with scheduled RAID checks).

Quite annoyed, I returned the product for replacement and received a brand new one (1 month into the original purchase).


However: The issue still exists. I am still getting Write Sector error emails continuously.


My own troubleshooting so far:

  1. The drives work fine on a Windows PC when reformatted to NTFS and passed a battery of testing (including Seagates' SeaTools software itself)
  2. The disks I've tried were 6 x 2TB Seagate Barracudas purchased on separate occasions at different shops and configured to RAID 1.
  3. The drives are A-okay on the compatability list
  4. I have upgraded to the latest firmware as well (V1.58)
  5. I have not put it under any stress besides keeping it in Auto power mode


I've rebuilt the array a countless number of times, and I cannot rely on this device rendering its purchase useless.

I still like what the device still offers and before I complain + refund, I'd like to use up all available options.

Could someone please offer me any advice on how to troubleshoot this? I shall be eternally greatful!


Update: it's started reporting errors on external USB drive as well now...