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Server reinstall on Windows 7 x64 (+ some SSD issues)
Jun 28th, 2017 at 12:20pm
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Because I finally wanted to upgrade my server's OS from Strong and Stable to Windows 7, I ordered a new SSD (Mushkin Reactor 480GB) and a Windows 7 license. (Windows 7 is too big for my old 120 GB SSD + server data)

Yesterday I received both but after a day of struggling I must conclude that the SSD is completely broken. The drive continues to corrupt data and show bad blocks/sectors. A disk surface test clearly shows the problems:



It should be clear that I'll never be able to host a reliable server from this drive, so I removed it from the system, popped in my trusty old Kinston SSD and booted fine again on the old OS.

By the time the disk has been replaced, I will need to re-install everything again. Sorry for the extended interruptions. Cry
« Last Edit: Jul 9th, 2017 at 1:23am by Hyper »  

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Re: Bad SSD
Reply #1 - Jun 28th, 2017 at 3:00pm
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Lol @ the Theresa May satirical video XP

I hope you get these problems sorted out, Hyper.
  

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Re: Bad SSD
Reply #2 - Jun 28th, 2017 at 4:13pm
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ssd's are surprisingly rebust most of the time.

2.5 years, and over 15 tb of writes,still going.
i moved most of the static files to a mech drive tho, but all active stuff lives on the ssd with the os.
2 unreal servers, a 4 world mincraft server, voice server
voice replaybuffer for ts,apache,mysql,wordpress,irc, chatlink and it servers as a nas.
  

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Reply #3 - Jul 7th, 2017 at 8:14pm
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My replacement SSD arrived today. I'll be re-attempting my server Windows 7 installation soon, which means more downtime. I keep my current SSD in case I need to go back to my existing config.
  

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Reply #4 - Jul 8th, 2017 at 2:47pm
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The replacement SSD (Same model, MKNSSDCR480GB) seems to work fine now. Everything seems to be running fine at Windows 7 x64 so I hope this time it will turn out to be all right.

There may be some more downtime when I make some an image backup of the new installation but most of the downtime should be over now.

This also will be a goodbye to Windows NT 5.x for me as my server with XP x64/Server 2003 x64 was the last of my systems actively running an NT5.x class OS. Starting with Windows 2000 in 1999 these OS-es have served me very well and I'll look back to them with fond memories.

But now it is nice to have all my systems running Windows 7 x64, which is my personal favorite Windows of all time and seeing the direction that Microsoft has taken with Windows, I may just stick with Windows 7 with many years to come.
  

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Reply #5 - Jul 8th, 2017 at 10:02pm
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All tests went fine. I'm currently running a large image backup of the new system and after this the server will be up on Windows 7 x64.

And we're back online!
« Last Edit: Jul 9th, 2017 at 2:04am by Hyper »  

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