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Mac Pro - Verifying Hard Drive Issue


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I am trying to verify a hard drive but when I select it and attempt to verify I get an error telling me that the drive cannot be dismounted. The INFO on the drive says that it is not ejectable but I do not know if this is related.

I have a MAC G5 Quad. I run a music post-production studio on this computer and I have been having a serious *polyphony issue when playing musical samples off of it, but the CPU usage meter says less than a quarter is being used and all my RAM checks out fine. My last hope is that it is a hard drive issue... I have 8 gigs of RAM and a two 500 GIG hard drives.

* by polyphony I mean how many notes can be played at the same time based on the computers capabilities... problem i.e when I play a piano sample on my computer, notes begin to cut out and are silenced because the computer cannot handle the load. I have never had an issue ... happened suddenly in the last week.

Is it possible that my RAM is actually bad when the computer says its ok?
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Which drive are you having problems with?

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Name : WDC WD5000ABYS-01TNA0
Type : Disk

Disk Identifier : disk0
Media Name : WDC WD5000ABYS-01TNA0 Media
Media Type : Generic
Connection Bus : Serial ATA
Connection Type : Internal
Connection ID : Device 0, "B (lower)"
Partition Type : Apple_partition_scheme
Device Tree : sata/k2-sata@1/@0:0
Bay : "B (lower)"
Writable : Yes
Ejectable : No
Mac OS 9 Drivers Installed : No
Location : Internal
Total Capacity : 465.8 GB (500,107,862,016 Bytes)
S.M.A.R.T. Status : Verified
Disk Number : 0
Partition Number : 0
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Name : WDC WD5000ABYS-01TNA0
Type : Disk

Disk Identifier : disk0
Media Name : WDC WD5000ABYS-01TNA0 Media
Media Type : Generic
Connection Bus : Serial ATA
Connection Type : Internal
Connection ID : Device 0, "B (lower)"
Partition Type : Apple_partition_scheme
Device Tree : sata/k2-sata@1/@0:0
Bay : "B (lower)"
Writable : Yes
Ejectable : No
Mac OS 9 Drivers Installed : No
Location : Internal
Total Capacity : 465.8 GB (500,107,862,016 Bytes)
S.M.A.R.T. Status : Verified
Disk Number : 0
Partition Number : 0
Do a backup and zero out the drive and re-copy everything back to it. If the problem persist then it can be the drive.

If the drive turns out to be bad and you have no warranty for it I happen to have an identical drive currently on sale in eBay.

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