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Seagate ST4000DM000 randomly showing 0 bytes free

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#1 Bikeman



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 07:56 PM

Picked up a 4tb seagate ST4000DM000 for a bulk backup disk to save win7 backups to over network..   Drive is nice and fast, but one or twice a week it will show 0bytes free  *disk full errors* *not true* and have a solid disk activity light.   Recalibration perhaps?  Anyways, it wreaks havoc on transfers etc..  Did some googling, but didnt find anything with anyone else having a similar problem, perhaps I am not using the right terminology....      

Disk is hooked up to a Supermicro X7SLA onboard sata port.


#2 Brian


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 08:12 PM

Have you gathered smart data and used sea tools?


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#3 FastMHz



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 01:06 PM

If SMART is OK, then it could be a filesystem corruption problem.  Copy all data off, and do a full format.  Also, because it's cheap and easy, replace the SATA cable.

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#4 Bikeman



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:51 PM

Smart and Seatools is all good under long test.   10-4 on sata cable.  Drive just might go back to amazon, found 2 3 tare toshibas w 3 yr instead of 2yr  for $20 more than I paid for this questionable 4tb.  Switching cable first to see.

#5 continuum



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:49 PM

If it shows 0 bytes free, RMA it to Seagate. Even if it's intermittent.

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