I have a corruption issue that i cant seem to shake. It has been ongoing for some months now.
It relates to a Dell Poweredge 1600sc server that was running Windows 2003 R2 Server.
I had 2 ide drives configured as a raid volume and I began to get corruption warnings from the operating system.
Oddly it was not usually on current files - just the archive stuff.
As all files (that could be read) were copied to Western Digital 500GB External drives (network attached) i wasn't overly concerned.
Especially when a check-disk and a reboot repaired the issue - most of the time.
Some time ago i installed a Silicon Image 3114 raid card and two Maxtor SATA drives, replacing the IDE drives, thinking they must have had an issue.
For a few weeks this did resolve the issue, but recently it has reappeared.
I found a note on the Microsoft Site about Windows 2003 R2 having a corruption issue (relating to drives formatted with cluster sizes less than 4096) and applied the hotfix, but it did not correct things. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932578
Last night I reinstalled the server reformatted the drives (not quick - a full format) and installed Windows Server 2008, thinking that would resolve the issue.
The Dell has the latest bios, all hardware devices are detected and operational in Windows Server 2008.
I began copying the files back from the external drives, and about an hour later received the first corruption warning.
I did a check disk and a reboot and all seemed ok... for now...
The Windows 2008 warnings, don't list the file or directly - just the drive - which is a bit annoying as its hard to check if the files have been recovered...so now i am a bit more concerned.
Not sure what to do here - perhaps reformat the raid array with a different (larger) cluster size?