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Solved: Non Raid Disk Drive in Raid 5 configuration?

Q: Solved: Non Raid Disk Drive in Raid 5 configuration?

could I add an internal non-raid hard disk drive to my computer and leave my 3 other hard disk drives in a raid 5 configuration?
ASUS tech support said that I could add optical DVD/CD drives to my SATA connections on my mobo is that correct? The mobo manual does not indicate that I can so I don't know if I should believe the tech guy or not (unless the information is buried deeply and briefly in the manual - I sure can't find it in the manual). My IDE controller on the mobo seems to be failing so I want to replace my IDE dvd and cd drives with SATA optical drives.

DVD Burner: Lite - on LH-20A1H-186
CD Burner: Lite - on LH-52R1P-185
Case: Silverstone SSTemjinTJ06
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
CPU Cooler: ZALMAN 9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball
Fax modem: Encore ENF656-ESW-MOPR
Motherboard: ASUS P5B Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel
Floppy Drive: NEC Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Model FD1231H-302
Power Supply: OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply 100 - 240 V
RAM: Corsair 2 total 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Video Card: eGeForce 8800GTX 768MB
Hard Drves (3): Seagate HD 320G|ST 7K 16M SATA2 ST3320620AS
Raid 5 configuration

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A: Solved: Non Raid Disk Drive in Raid 5 configuration?

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Yesterday I woke up to find my computer had bluescreened overnight. scsiport.sys was in the bsod message, and the stop error code was 7a.

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0x0000007A: KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR
(Click to consult the online MSDN article.)
A page of kernel data was not found in the pagefile and could not be read into memory. This might be due to incompatible disk or controller drivers, firmware, or hardware.

* Windows NT 4.0 Setup Troubleshooting Guide {KB 126690} NT 4 (Recommendations for the current error message are buried down inside this article, which isnít necessarily limited to NT 4.)
* Connecting a Hard Disk Drive in Slave Only Mode Leads to System Halt During Resume From Standby {KB 330100} Win XP SP1 (Windows installed on a slave drive.)
* BIOS Manufacturers Should Not Clear the IDE Decode Enable Bit in _STM ACPI Method {KB 913379} Win 2000, Win XP, Server 2003, Vista

via: http://aumha.org/a/stop.htm

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The system has preformed fairly flawlessly up to this, save for a CPU fan error which I may have caused in testing (note to self: never detach a system fan while the computer is running JUST to see if the fan readout/warning system works....) and bluescreens a while back because I had both DVD drives set to cable select.

I rebooted several times and the system did not find a bootable drive - it would just hang at the cursor that displays before the XP splash screen appears. Once, my raid utility reported my RAID 0 failed. I have two Seagate 320G... Read more

A:Solved: RAID boot issues - disappearing disk - RAID question

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Guys,

Is it possible to use a separate hard disk for your OS and programs with data storage on a RAID Array consisting of two (or more) identical hard disks?

Would the system disk need to be the same size as the disks used for the RAID Array?

Thanks!

Fly'n_Blind!
 

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My Eyes er bleedin_n_my heads a spinnin
Been readin Raid-0 threads n pages for weeks now

The more I read the more confusing it gets!

I have two new WD800JBs, two old Fireball Plus AS 40 gig drives,
and a 5th 20 gig Quantum drive...for...."Disk Management Console Tweaks."

A Gigabyte GA7vaxp mainboard with Onboard Promise, and an old FastTrak100 pci card.

1. Is the Promise card better then the onboard version?

2. Can I create a hardware Raid-0 array as my primary partion;
then go into Disk Management Console and create a 2ndary
Dynamic Disk Array with my old Fireballs?
Perhaps I should just keep my old Fireballs for Storage/Backup and buy another WD800jb (only 80 bucks) for a hardware controlled 3 drive array.........or single ata WD800jb with dynamic disk array.......?

Blah...........bla,bla.........blah, blah blah!

 

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Hello All

I have 2 500Gb SATA Seagate disks in a Raid 0 (stripe) configuration running VISTA. Was running like this for a while and then installed another 250Gb SATA Seagate drive.

My raid controller recognized this disk as a non-raid disk and I could see it was using port 2 on my raid controller (port 0 and 1 were being used by the 500Gb disks). I then preceeded to install XP on the non-raid disk (had to use F6 to install raid software while doing this install). Xp installed fine and I can access the RAID-0 disk while in XP. The problem is I cannot boot into VISTA again.

I tried playing with BOOT.ini but cant get it to recognise the RAID-0 disk as bootable. Please help!
 

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Before I post the rest of my info, here is exactly what happened leading up to this...

My computer froze and I restarted the computer. It ran for a few more minutes and then it froze again.

Then the as it was restarting the cooling fan failed.

I restarted the computer and it tried to load a few more times but would not completely load the OS and would freeze.

Then each other time of restarting it had trouble recognizing my DVD-R/RW drive and HDD.

I checked the BIOS and trying disable then enable the RAID function in the BIOS. Also changing the Boot order to DVD-R/RW first then HDD then switching it back to no luck.

I double checked the connection to the DVD-R/RW drive and HDD.

My computer has a diagnostic function, so at start up, I ran the diagnostics and my processor and 8 GB of ram is running correctly.

When I started searching online I found a site where the exact same chain of events happened to someone else. Here is the site with the thread. (As soon as I post 5 post I will post it...) Try googling "Roasted RAID Controller" - that is the title.

Here is the link...
http://www.pcmech.com/forum/computer...ontroller.html Here is the first link about someone having the same problem as me.

Fortunately I have another cooler fan that works and have plugged it in my comp and it runs now, also if I let the computer sit the drive is recognizable but will not boot. I have an older computer I am using with a usb connector that has a power supply and multiconnec... Read more

A:No disk reserved for RAID use, RAID disabled

I waited for the computer to cool, installed the drive, and it recognized it. I immediately ran the diagnostic tests, the HDD passed the first test but not the Boot test. The computer said to restart the computer and press F8 key repeatedly for repair. I will try it again once the computer cools down, the next time I restarted it did not recognize the drive.
 

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I already looked over the RAID thread about installing and so on, but what about repair or fixing a drive. My old computer lasted for 6 years before I replaced it. So I don't know a whole a lot about RAID and SATA and only recently got a computer with new technology.

Before I post the rest of my info, here is exactly what happened leading up to this...

My computer froze and I restarted the computer. It ran for a few more minutes and then it froze again.

Then as it was restarting the cooling fan failed.

I restarted the computer and it tried to load a few more times but would not completely load the OS and would freeze.

Then each other time of restarting it had trouble recognizing my DVD-R/RW drive and HDD.

I checked the BIOS and trying disable then enable the RAID function in the BIOS. Tried it with IDE as well I don't know what the other one is, something like ACHI or AGHI. Also changing the Boot order to DVD-R/RW first then HDD then switching it back to no luck.

I double checked the connection to the DVD-R/RW drive and HDD.

My computer has a diagnostic function, so at start up, I ran the diagnostics and my processor and 8 GB of ram is running correctly.

When I started searching online I found a site where the exact same chain of events happened to someone else. Here is the site with the thread. Computer froze, fan quite working, "...RAID disabled"

Here is the link...
http://www.pcmech.com/forum/computer...ontroller.html Here is the first link ab... Read more

A:No disk reserved for RAID use, RAID disabled.

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My laptop has two SSD drives that run in RAID 0 configuration (so it's hardware RAID, not software RAID, but specifically RAID 0, where data are stored across two drives, not mirrored).

I am currently running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit and ran into some difficulties when I turned on Bitlocker. I was able to get my computer back to functioning, and Bitlocker says that my drive is now fully encrypted, but I have an error message from
Intel, which is how we discovered that my drive is really two drives with RAID 0. I'm wondering if anyone knows much about this. Specifically:

Does Bitlocker in Windows 8.1 Pro support RAID 0 -- should I trust that it's actually fully encrypting my data and won't cause problems going forward, e.g., if I de-encrypt and re-encrypt to change the Bitlocker settings or upgrade my OS?

and

Would upgrading to Windows 10 Pro, which I haven't done yet but plan to do eventually, result in Bitlocker working better with my RAID 0 configuration (e.g., is RAID 0 newly supported in Windows 10 Pro?)?

I haven't been able to find information about Bitlocker and RAID 0 that is current enough to answer my questions.

Thanks,
Sarah

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Hi there
Yesterday my computer was shut down when I returned home.  I may have lost power but I am connected to a UPS that should have kept me safe from any surges.  Turning the computer on, my RAID5 drive (drive letter M) is gone and a mysterious new drive
has appeared, labeled as drive E, also showing as a RAW drive. In disk management, I can see that drive M is its normal size, 11177.94GB.  I am using 4x4TB drives.  Intel Rapid Storage Technologhe shows all four
drives as healthy and functional.  Drive E shows in Disk Management the same as Drive M, and I have no idea how it ended up there and what I should do with it.  My C drive shows up and works normally, where I have my OS and programs installed.
Not sure where to start, but hoping it is just an issue with the MBR?  

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I've got two identical WD VelociRaptor 1TB Drives.
One has been setup as a storage drive for a long time, and I'm finally getting around to setting the other one up as a RAID 1 mirror.
Both were bought at exactly the same time.
I see this website, showing how to perform the feat on a PowerEdge Server: [https://markmcb.com/2015/07/21/reconfigure-dell-perc-h310-raid-0-to-raid-1/]But pressing F10 on my system does nothing at all.
Is something like this possible on a Precision T5600? Or is this just a server capability?

A:Precision T5600 w/ PERC H310 - Adding a drive and going from RAID 0 to RAID 1

F10 is not for Desktops.How to set up Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller H310 cards on a Precision workstationDell PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) storage controller cards H310, H710, H710P, or H810 on Dell Precision workstations T1600, T3600, T5600, or T7600. For more specific information on the controller card or workstation, refer to that product’s user guide.To install the PERC    Turn off your workstation and all attached peripheral devices.    Disconnect your workstation from the electrical outlet and remove the workstation cover.    Insert the PERC into the SLOT1 (preferred) or SLOT4 expansion slots.        Earlier T7600 workstation may need to use SLOT4 because the HDD data cable is not long enough to reach to SLOT1.    Connect the hard disk drive (HDD) data cable to the H310 connector labeled A SAS.    Connect the AUX_LED cable to the H310 connector labeled SAS_ACT_LED_Conn.    Install HDDs in the desired order, starting with 0 as the first HDD and note the HDD numbers.        For T7600, HDD numbers 0-3 are available with a single HDD data cable with upgrade options for 4-7.        For T5600 and T3600, HDD numbers 0-1 are available with a single HDD data cable with upgrade options for 2-3.    Replace your workstation cover.    Reconnect your w... Read more

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I am running 7 pro 64bit on a ASUS p8p67 deluxe mobo and I copied all data from my 1tb storage D: drive to a backup external and proceded to install raid 5 with 3 single 1tb drives and the raid is up an running. However using Intel Rapid Storage Technology to setup the raid inside windows I had to use the drive letter R: because D: was not available in the list option. When I start some programs, the program is looking for the data on D: drive. Is there any way to change the letter of my raid storage from R: to D:?

Thanks
Jeff

A:RAID 5 switched from single storage to raid 5, lost drive letter

It's possible the cd-rom/dvd drive assigned itself as d: before the new raid was created.
This should be solvable using the windows disk management tool if that's the case.

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I've got two identical WD VelociRaptor 1TB Drives.
One has been setup as a storage drive for a long time, and I'm finally getting around to setting the other one up as a RAID 1 mirror.
Both were bought at exactly the same time.
I see this website, showing how to perform the feat on a PowerEdge Server: [https://markmcb.com/2015/07/21/reconfigure-dell-perc-h310-raid-0-to-raid-1/]
But pressing F10 on my system does nothing at all.
Is something like this possible on a Precision T5600? Or is this just a server capability?

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First time posting :blush:,

Situation: I have two hard drives : main drive: Seagate 500GB w/ windows xp and second drive: WD 1TB blank.

Without backing up the main drive (ops...), i went ahead and enabled RAID 0 on both drives and created a RAID volume (128KB strip / Size: 1TB (931.5GB)).
NOTE: the RAID volume size is only showing the exact space of the 1TB, excluding the 500GB drive.
After realizing that I needed to create a backup image of my main drive to use RAID with an existing drive, I'm left with the "Operating System Not Found" message.

Question: If I Delete RAID Volume (which is based on the size from the blank 1TB drive), will both drives become available as non-RAID disks and keep the original data on the 500GB main drive and be able to run windows again?

I'm using software RAID through Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM v5.6.2

I understood that "Resetting the drives to Non-Raid" will cause all data on the disk to be lost, so this isn't the approach that I'll be taking til I find a solution to backup my data.
However, from reading the "Delete RAID Volume" option, it listed Deleting a volume will destroy the volume data on the drive(s) and cause any member disks to become available as non-RAID disks, so knowing that the RAID Volume is blank, then maybe trying this will be the answer.

When using the Microsoft Recovery Console in (RAID mode attached w/ both drives) logically there isn't ... Read more

A:RAID issue - deleting RAID volume to restore non-RAID disks

sadly, there's no way to do what you want without an existing backup.

Look at it this way;
A disk has a container ~ the partition.
The partition as a structure ~ the filesystem (eg NTFS, FAT32, RAID).
We put our data into the structure.

When we create backups, we are getting only the data itself (unless you use an image program like Ghost or Acronis where you get all three).

Deleting the RAID will give back the two independent HDs, but also breaks the structure so that the data becomes in accessible.
 

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I have a dual Raid 1 configuration with (2) identical 500GB (C and 1TB (D drives. When connecting my (2) external hard drives, one of which needs to be named (F (I have numerous files, folders, icons and programs linked to it), I see that (E and (F are the only two drive letters unavailable for use - presumably because they have been allocated as the invisible/dynamic? drives for (C and (D, respectively. How do I know which one's RAID Mirror is? And can I just rename that drive so the letter becomes available without interrupting/changing/affecting the RAID configuration? Thanks in advance for anyone that can offer insight.

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Hi there,

Since some time I use a raid 5 for my system disc consisting of 3 WD 300 Gb Velociraptors. The system menu at bootup (del) displays hence that sata drives will be allocated as raid devices. As common, the Intel Matrix Storage Manager and windows console controls all HD's within the Vista Ultimate x64 system. Now there are a few problems with this setup, for instance one of the Velociraptors went offline for 2 months, was standing by again last week, meanwhile the raid 5 array was 1 HD short so I had to let my Samsung 1 TB become the new array member. From the Intel Matrix Manager console, once in an array there are 0 actions that you may perform for a HD, so taking a HD out is no option.
Second problem I found after installing a new 3TB Seagate, it was reported as non allocated tough the Intel Console did display it as a non - array member.
Ok, getting the restored Velociraptor into the array, the action from the console only permits to chose between non-array member or spare array member, I solved this by simply disconnecting the Samsung HD so the system had to pull the third Velociraptor into the array again and make it an active array member.
The Seagate I could allocate as drive F through the discmanager, but, big disappointment, this program only sees it as a 750 Gig HD instead of the 3TB it actually is. Now is there any decent program to make me allocate and format it to its full size? I already installed the program form http://www.partition-tool.com/per... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Allocating HD's apart from a raid 5 configuration

Hi I suggest you have a read here Everything You Need to Know About 3TB Hard Drives | PCWorld
Guide: How To Make Gpt, 4K Sector Drives And 3Tb Drives Work As Storage Pool Drives In Whs Pp3 - Server Storage and Disk Management - We Got Served Forums
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Hi. I currently have two 500GB HDDs set up in a raid 1 configuration and am also regularly backing up the whole drive to an external USB drive. The raid is running through a PCI RAID card.

As I now need more space, I have decided to scrap the RAID 1 alltogether (as it is not necessary now that I back up to USB) and change it to a RAID 5 giving me 1TB of storage on a single partition. I have also bought another 500GB external drive for the additional space needed to back this up.

I just have a couple of questions: Will this be as straight forward as going to my RAID config screen and changing the RAID type? Will it wipe all the data from the hard drives? Is RAID 5 the right one to use or is there a better alternative? The reason I am doing it like this (and not setting them up as two seperate 500gb drives) is because I want to have everything on both physical drives showing as one large partition as this is mainly for storing media and it would be difficult to manage if it was split over two drives.

The OS is installed on a seperate drive so this won't be affected.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Please help changing RAID configuration?

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Hey guys,

What is the best raid configuration for the following hard drives:

3 Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136074)

and 1 Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136317)

Thanks

(please don't question the oddity of the hdds, thanks )
 

A:Solved: Best RAID configuration for new computer

I may not have a definitive answer but it might help if you told us your main goal of using RAID. Fast data access times? Preventing data loss when a hard drive fails? What RAID options does the SATA controller give you?
 

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I replaced my 2 aging 250GB drives in my RAID mirror with newer ones. The problem now is that even after formatting one of the old drives for a new OS, is still boots as if it is connected to the Intel RAID mananger, showing that the RAID is degraded and this is on a different computer. How do I remove the RAID info from the drive?
 

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I think I know why it's causing the drive to appear as Non-RAID. My computer restarted itself while I was sleeping. I logged back in and there wasn't any notification from the Intel Matrix Storage Console that my RAID had crashed or was crashing.
I started unzipping a file I just downloaded, and realized something wasn't right since it was taking forever for the file to unzip. I wasn't sure what was going on, so I restarted my computer. That's when during boot it said that one of the drives is a Non-RAID drive. I don't know how to fix it right now, and I would like to refrain from having to re-make the RAID without being able to backup everything from it. Is there some way I can gain access to the HDD that's Non-RAID and delete the files I unzipped to restore it?
 

A:RAID 0 Crash, displays one drive as Non-RAID

Hello and welcome to TGS
Raid 0 has no redundancy at all, if one drive fails you have lost all your data.
I am fairly sure it can not be rebuilt without losing the data.
This is why with any type of raid set-up it is important to have good backup
http://www.acnc.com/04_01_00.html
 

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Hi

I formatted my Sony Vaio VGC-RM1N which was set up for a RAID 0 Array configuration and installed Vista Business (clean install) and now it doesn't have the RAID 0 Array configuration any more.

It has 2x 500GB HDís which originally showed up as one TB HD. Now it shows up as having 2x 500GB HDís.

I would rather get it back to have it was.

Can anybody help me please?

Thanks

Bob
 

A:Solved: Setting Up Vista Business on a RAID 0 Array Configuration

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My mum recently gave her computer to me since she got a netbook and thought that she wasn't getting enough use out of such a computer. An error message kept showing up when I powered on the computer, apparently this had been showing up for some time.
It was on the Intel Matrix Storage Manager before Windows started, one of the physical disks were listed in red. However, the computer was still in full working order, but I wanted to get rid of the screen that kept coming up, so in an attempt to fix it, I went into the Matrix Storage Manager's configuration utility and not knowing what it would do, reset the disk listed in red to Non-Raid.

Now ever since I've done that, I've seen nothing except the BIOS, all that comes up after the Matrix Storage Utility now is a device listing and it says at the bottom 'DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER'. I inserted an OS disk and nothing would come up. Since then, the closest thing I've had to progress was by going into the BIOS settings and changing the hard disks SATA mode to 'IDE'.
After setting it to that, the Matrix Storage Utility doesn't show up, which I thought was a good sign at first, but then afterwards the same final screen shows up, but the message at the bottom had changed.

'Boot from CD:'
(Then after a couple of seconds loading it comes up with)
Missing Operating System

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A:Solved: Reset my Raid 0 Array to Non-Raid and now nothing's working, help please :(

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I'm hoping someone here can help. I'm very new to Raid, so you'll have to excuse my ignorance here. I'm using an HP pavilion p6210Y with 2x 2TB, WD Caviar Green's trying to set up a raid 1 array. I've reached the Nvidia raid array setup utility, and it appears I have successfully loaded the raid drivers.
After doing this, I inserted my Windows 7 x64 home premium install disc, and it sat on "Detecting storage devices...". After a few minutes of this, I was presented with an Error stating "No disks reserved for raid use, raid disabled." Then shortly after, switches to a message stating: "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key."
I'm now unable to reach the Nvidia Raid setup, and unable to load the windows disc.

I'm certain the CD drive is good, as it works fine in another computer.
BIOS:
Mediashield ROM BIOS 10.0.0.28 RPT
Copyright (C) 2009 NVIDIA Corp.
If someone would know what to do from here, please share your knowledge.
Thanks,
Chris
 

A:no disks reserved for raid use Raid disabled - Raid 1

Do you have Windows on the drive now? How did you load the drivers? Drivers won't function without an operating system, so I'm a little confused about exactly what you did.

How did you run the setup utility? Does your machine support hardware RAID or are you using software RAID? Are there RAID settings in BIOS?
 

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I run Win XP Pro on a RAID 10 setup. I recently had a power failure and it turns out my UPS was bad. The RAID 10 setup was corrupted - one of the four drive's status was listed as degraded. Unfortunately my first step was to rebuild the RAID array. That took care of restoring the array to optimal status, but I now have to reinstall windows. Here is my problem: the windows set up disk will not recognize the RAID drive. I have it marked as bootable and have rebuilt the array several times without success. The initial installation proceded without any problems. I don't understand what is gioing on. Any thoughts? Thanks.

Rick
 

A:Windows set up disk won't recognize a RAID drive

You need to install the drivers early in the installation process. A prompt to press F6 will appear for about 10-15 seconds, but it doesn't stop the installation process. While it's there, you need to press F6 and have your RAID controller drivers handy to install.
 

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Hello!

I have a MSI K8N Neo2 Nforce3 mobo. It has 4 SATA ports on it.

Right now I have 2 SATA Western Digital 40gig HD's on SATA 1 and 2 ports in a RAID-0 configuration.

I want more disk space so I just purchased a SATA Seagate Barracuda 72000.10 320gig HD. Can I just plug it into SATA port 3 and run with it? I don't want it on the RAID. I just want it as a HD to put pictures and crap that don't need to be on the RAID. I mostly want to use the RAID for games and my OS.
 

A:RAID drives + non raid drive..possible?

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My laptop has two SSD drives that run in RAID 0 configuration (so it's hardware RAID, not software RAID, but specifically RAID 0, where data are stored across two drives, not mirrored).

I am currently running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit and ran into some difficulties when I turned on Bitlocker. I was able to get my computer back to functioning, and Bitlocker says that my drive is now fully encrypted, but I have an error message from
Intel, which is how we discovered that my drive is really two drives with RAID 0. I'm wondering if anyone knows much about this. Specifically:

Does Bitlocker in Windows 8.1 Pro support RAID 0 -- should I trust that it's actually fully encrypting my data and won't cause problems going forward, e.g., if I de-encrypt and re-encrypt to change the Bitlocker settings or upgrade my OS?

and

Would upgrading to Windows 10 Pro, which I haven't done yet but plan to do eventually, result in Bitlocker working better with my RAID 0 configuration (e.g., is RAID 0 newly supported in Windows 10 Pro?)?

I haven't been able to find information about Bitlocker and RAID 0 that is current enough to answer my questions.

Thanks,
Sarah

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Hello to all

I am hoping that someone here can help me with my problem. I have tried other sites and did a search in Google and I have not found an answer to the problem at hand.

My system:
I have a clone computer with:
ASUS motherboard A8N-SLI DeLuxe
2GB Corsair RAM Memory
2 Nvidia 7600LS Video cards
2 Western Digital 250GB hard drives set on a RAID 0 configurations.

The problem:
Some time ago I purchased Acronis True Image version 8.0. I never had the chance to use it until this week. My computer slowed to a crawl and then it crashed. Days before, I had made a backup of my OS so I decided to restore it from the backup that I stored in an external HD. I have two Western Digital 250GB hard drives configured as RAID 0. The program restored the image successfully so I restarted the computer after it finished. Unfortunately now the computer will not boot up. The hard drives are okay, no problems at all, however I keep getting the following message:

?A Disk Read Error Occurred
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to Restart?

My questions are these: Has anyone encountered a situation similar to mine and if so, what did you do about it? Can anyone tell me if it?s possible to purchase two new HDs identical to the ones I have, recreate the RAID 0 and then plug in the two hard drives that I have problems with? Will my computer recognize them and allow me to get my data? Or can I reload Win XP Pro on a new HD and then use a program like OnTrak Data Recovery to recuperat... Read more

A:RAID 0 Disk read error after restoring from an external drive using Acronis software

How old are the harddrives? Is there a chance one of them failed?
 

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We're using a DatOptic (SBOX-R) External Disk Array (eSata).
Sil 4726 based.

This box is connected to the HP computer (HP Pavilion Elite d5000t ATX) via a FD 2 Port eSATA PCI-Express Adapter - SATAPCIE2 controller
DatOptic - Sbox-R 5 bay eStata Raid w/PM

The device is reporting that the failed disk was rebuilt to the hotswap drive we have installed.

There were two volumes created on the Raid and the second volume isn't even showing up in Windows Vista (64bit).

The first volume is being reported back to vista as RAW space.

I'm not sure if this is a configuration issue or if we just ended up buying something other then what we though we were buying..

I've searched for a few hours and can't seem to get any more info then what was provided in the .pdf's that came with the steelvine processor management software.

Thank You!
 

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My new Asus motherboard supports different Raid setups. I understand the differences between RAID 0 and 1, but it also says it supports Raid 0+1. No information is given however on how to set this up. The motherboard also has two sets of connectors SATA and SATA_Raid. The manual (you would think that a big company like ASUS would have someone with a command of the English language proof read their manuals) says to plug the hard drives into the SATA connectors and not the SATA_Raid. Does that sound correct?
 

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What's the purpose of Raid and how does it help...is it a smart investment?
 

A:Raid Configuration?

a raid array is a storage technology. there are different types of Raid. yes it can be a very good investment depending on your situation. Elaborate if you want or click on this link for a search from microsoft on all kinds of raid situations.

http://search.microsoft.com/search/results.aspx?st=b&na=88&View=en-us&qu=raid
 

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Hello. I installed a Raid 0 configuration recently. Motherboard Asus P5Q pro, 2 Samsung 1T HD. The board manual indicates that the raid disks must be connected to ports 0,1. They don't seem to be working though, so I tried ports 4,5, and it went well. Windows 7 recognized the disk and installed normally, the performance is reasonably good. In device manager I have the raid disk entry as well as the Intel raid controller. My question is: could it be that some "software raid " was configured, and that a better performance could be possible (if the ports 0,1 were ok)? Thank you.

A:raid configuration

From what I have read about Raid...Other posts.
Windows 7 is largely allergic to RAID. None of the standard troubleshooting steps work with RAID either, so we are at a loss here to help until someone familar with the dated RAID technology (rarely) steps forward.

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Dear all

I want to practice how raid disks configuration works but i don't have raid controller on my pc. I have hard disks and pcs. Is there any way to configure raid in virtual environment or without raid controller. please help

A:raid configuration help

Labist I have moved your post from networking since raid does not apply to networking.

If you have no raid controller [which severely limits your ability to train] your only option is to bring up a server system which supports doing software raid.

I would suggest you start with memorizing the most common raid levels [0, 1, 5, 6, 0+1, 10] and how they work.

You maybe able to find some virtual raid practices on the net by using google.

Best of luck.

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Any opinion is more than welcome.

My pc was configured in raid5 but I lost all the data. Since then I decided to go back to the classic drive C,D,E each by themselves. The point is that things are going slow / sometimes I try to access drive D with music and there is a significant latency in the hdd response. I can even hear the sleepy drive waking up.
I might want to aim to high but here is what I dream to do.
1. I want to go back to a raid configuration in which all those hdd(i have 3x 500 sata) to work hard for me.
2. Find a way to add the fourth one in which to save important data. I case of crash to reinstall vista and all the soft without losing all my projects. I am doing video editing.

My PC config is as it follows:
ASUS P5WDG2 WS PRO
INTEL QUAD CORE 2.94
2x ATI RADEON HD 2600 XT - crossfire
4g memory - SUPER TALENT T800 UX 4G C5
3 X 500 G HDD SATA.

My motherboard has a sata external connector.

What would you guys do with this configuration in order to set up a raid. Don t tell me trash it 'cause i won t. I paid more than 4000 bucks last year. Today might value less than
2000 ( hurts so bad). This is another reason I want to squeeze as much as possible from what I have.

Back to the question - Can I add a fourth EXTERNAL HDD to the three internal I have. The fourth sould be the one for holding all the projects and data/ the other three just for ACTION. I would like to have only two for ACTION and the other two(one internal one external) for STORAGE.

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A:Can somebody help me set up a raid configuration?

Hi tonitsaurus everything you are asking for in this post is possible.

Let's try this, raid 0 two of your drives for C: and one as D: for data and/or backup, when runs out of room add another, internal or external they work the same. (my system's window experience index different between raided and unraid is 5.9 to 5.5)

You will have to free up two of the drives and have everything you like to keep save to you C:. If not enough room save them else where like DVD's or somthing.

About the raid controller, I heard people refers it to be "real raids"; sounds like it must be better. However, you have consider more card means less room for your x fire to dissipate heat. It is up to you.

Now set up the two free drives to raid 0 array, make sure it is set up to be bootable. When it is done, it boots up as a new drive with new letter assigned.

Then marrow C: into the new drive, I use Acronis TI.

When done, shut down and disconnect original C:. Reboot with the new C:. Shut down and reconnect original C: which will boot up as a new raw drive you can format and do what ever you like with it.

I wouldn't worry too much about raid 0 is being relatively insecure. All you need is system backup every once a while in case of crashing. It can be easily system restore with Acronis.

The process would very likely work for you 'cus I did it before. Good luck and post back.

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what is a raid 0 configuration and what do u need for it? does it make your computer faster and how about would i go in making one?
 

A:What is a raid 0 configuration?

Raid 0 can be read as "no raid". It is a two drives together acting as one. It is faster than the two drives singly but there is no fault tolerance. If one drive develops a problem you lose the data on both drives.

Use it where speed is essential, but preferably only for temporary use and store your data elsewhere.

See http://www.acnc.com/raid.html for a tutorial on RAID

John
 

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Hi, running XP prof. I lost one of the mirrored Raid 1 drives last week and now have another one to replace it. My question is, how do i go about this - is this something I can do with minimal experience? And will I lose any of my current programs/data when I add this 2nd drive. I also purchased an external drive to back up to before I start messing with this. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
 

A:Solved: Raid 1 mirrored disk degraded - how to replace

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Hello I want to add a second HDD (mSATA SSD) on my laptop and create a RAID. They are no option on the BIOS for activate RAID Does VN7 791G is compatible? I have find tutorial for activate RAID by a USB key with grub and the cmd "setup_var 0x39 0x2" (0x39 is the variable for controller mode, 0x0 is the value for IDE mode, 0x1 is the default value for sata and 0x2 is the value for RAID) but when i activ RAID mode, no disk are detected.

A:vn7 791G RAID configuration

Hi, 791G does not have any RAID support. Also be careful, the second slot is an M.2 slot not an mSATA.

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Hello All

I have a Compaq Proliant ML370 G3 server that I would like to setup for use. I require that I have mirroring for all drives but I cannot find any options that allow me to do so in the BIOS, during startup and when I have loaded Server 2k3. Please advise how I can achieve this.

Compaq BIOS P28
 

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I have a PC running XP SP3 with an ASUS A8V deluxe motherboard, a single internal hard drive (shown in device manager as a Promise 1+0 stripe/RAID0 SCSI disc drive) and a VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller. It also uses the fast build utility. I want to take RAID off the drive and make it a simple disc drive so I can move to a dual boot configuration with Ubuntu. I tried simply changing the BIOS configuration from RAID to IDE but the system kept re-booting once it got to the windows startup screen, which I think was probably caused by the relevant driver not being installed or is it something more fundamental? Can anyone advise what steps I need to take to remove the RAID configuration, and whether I can do it without having to reload XP afterwards. Thanks
 

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Hi,Recently I am thinking to configure two SSD as RAID 0 in my W530 in order to improve its HD performance. My original HD configuration is  a 500G 7200rpm disk which is noisy and slow.My questions are:1. Does the BIOS support RAID configuration by myself or not?2. Does anyone know whether the 'TRIM' is supported in such configuration or not? (I have windows 8 pro upgraded.) 





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Hello,Less then a week ago, I ordered w530 with configurations as follows. I was looking forward to change hdd`s to ssd:http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?&DocID=PD023763Any suggestions/ opinions appreciated.Processor Intel Core i7-3920XMOperating system Windows 8 Pro 64Operating system Language Win8 P64 EnglishTotal memory 32 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (4 DIMM)Hard drive RAID HDD, 500GB, 7200rpmOptical device RAID 2nd HDD for Optical BayBattery 9cell LI Battery TWL70++Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 w/ antennaWiFi wireless LAN adapters Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300Wireless WAN accessories Mobile Broadband upgradableWarranty Type 1 Year Depot/Express WarrantyCustom images NONEAC Adapter and Power Cord 170W Slim AC Adpt US (2pin)Accessible Optimized Preload NONEAdobe Elements NONECamera TW530 720p HD Camera MicColor Sensor W530 Color SensorCustom Image Language No PreloadDisplay Panel W530 15.6FHD AntiGlare WWAN CSITC - Enhanced Service NONEITC - Harddrive Encryption NONEITC - Imaging Service 1 NONEITC - Imaging Service 2 NONEITC - Imaging Service 3 NONEITC - Imaging Service 4 NONEITC - Imaging Service 5 NONEITC - Imaging Service 6 NONEITC - Project Type NONEITC - Solution using SmartImg No PreloadITC - Vpro Provisioning (VPRO) NONEITC - Who Created The Image NONEKeyboard Language KYB2 (Backlit) US EnglishMicrosoft Office NONEMicrosoft Windows 7 XP Mode NONEPointing device TW530 UNav w/ FPR for CS, SCRProtection Services No PreloadPublication Language Pub2; US E... Read more

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It comes a time when you get bored by the usual computer set up (Primary HDD for OS and Backup HDD for all your media).......

Currently I have some unused hard drives lying around so I decided to have some fun.......unfortunately, I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT SETTING UP RAID CONFIGURATIONS......so please start from the basics

1. What hardware do I need?
2. How do I set it up?
3. How do I test?
4. .....Just random but is it worth it? Pros and Cons

Feel free to recommend hardware, I might do some shopping!
Thnx in advance.
 

A:What do you need to setup a RAID configuration?

1. You need a motherboard with RAID capability or add-on RAID controller
2. I suggest you Google for types of RAID Arrays, and Data redundancy
3. The RAID controller will do this for you. You will have to reload the operating system if you change or add a RAID array drive if you don't use an array with data redundancy.

I have a stripped RAID array with no data redundancy. This is for maximum data access speed. It is made up of 3 500GB drives, giving me 1.36TB single drive. You think it would be 1.5TB, but because of "overhead" the total usable space is 1.36TB. I have a 4th 500GB drive for back up that's not part of the RAID array
 

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hi,

i am going to configure my dream machine. it may not be the top of the line, but that much i can afford.

OS: Win XP Prof 32 bit

PROCESSOR: Core i7 i920 D0 2.66GHz

MOTHERBOARD: MSI X58 Pro

GRAPHICS CARD: Palit GTX260 896MB GDDR3 SONIC or Sapphire HD4850 512MB GDDR3 (which one is better?)

RAM: Corsair TR3X3G-1333 C9 3GB Kit ( can i go for 4 GB ? )

PSU: Corsair TX 650 (is it sufficient? )

HARD DRIVE: Two Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB hard drives in RAID 1

CABINET: NZXT Guardian 921

is my configuration is all right? my goals are playing games, to learn 3ds max, photoshop.

i want to know does win xp support 4GB RAM? some people are saying that it can support max 3 GB ! is it true?

can anyone guide me how to set up RAID 1?
i was going through tutorials & mobo manual downloaded from MSI website. they are saying i have to put RAID drivers in a floppy from where i should install. but nowadays cabinets do not have a floppy drive & i'm in no mood buying so. so what should i do?
should i configure hard drives in bios to RAID before installing windows? or i can do that later on?
lots of question. don't know whether i picked up right forum category.
many many thanks to all of you. i can proceed whenever i will get green signal from you all.

regards,
sidhu
 

A:need help regarding configuration & RAID setup

I run XP Pro and have 4 gig installed. My system sees only 3. I am told it varies between 2.5 and 3.5 depending on your computer configuration. The computer uses all 4 gig they just are not available for windows programs. See http://members.cox.net/slatteryt/RAM.html for a quick lesson on RAM usage.
 

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this is my first NAS device. what raid config should i run? JBOD, RAID 0 (striping), or RAID 1 (mirrioring). I am using the NAS primarily for storage. however, i want to stream video from it as well. i am going with two WD black edit 1TB HD's.
 

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Hi Guys.

I am wanting to setup a raid system with vista.

i have 3 400g/b sata drive and i am looking for some advice on which raid
configuration to go with.

Thanks

Darren
 

A:help choosing a raid configuration

This article might help: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/tip/1,289483,sid5_gci1034458,00.html
 

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I'm having some trouble trying to install Win7 the way I want it.

I have 3 hard drives on a nForce 570 Ultra RAID controller, with 2 80GB set up in a RAID-0 configuration, and a standalone 500GB drive with 2 partitions, one larger and one smaller, both for stoarge. I currently use XP Pro SP3, and it's configured such that the boot files, XP system files and Program Files folder reside on the RAID array, and my Documents and Settings folder reside on the larger partition in the 500GB. I'm planning do to a clean reinstall of Win7 with basically the same set up, with Windows system files and boot on the RAID array, and the Users folder in the larger partition on the 500GB.

I'm having 2 issues:

1. I created an Unattend.XML with the ProfilesDir set to E:\Users (the larger partition on the 500GB) and put it on USB for Windows Setup to pickup. But somehow Windows Setup still insist on creating the Users folder on the RAID and ignoring it.

2. Setup always tries to create the BOOTMGR in the smaller partition on the 500GB, which confuses my BIOS, as it tries to look for the boot files on the RAID, and all I get is the "BOOTMGR missing, hit C+A+D" message. I read up on some places that one way to solve this is unplug all non-RAID drives (i.e. the 500GB), however this creates the dilemma that I need the drive to be plugged in to create the Users folder.

Are there any ways to get my setup created? I don't want any data residing on the RAID, just system and program files.

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A:Installation with RAID configuration

Disconnect the raid do your install reconnect the raid. also check to see which drive/ partitionb is seen first in the bios.

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Hello, My hard drive crashed and I have restored my system from a non-HP DVD. I am running Wondows 7 home edition and have updated it to the latest version of Windows 7. I want to enable RAID on the AMD controller. In the BIOS I only have enable/disable for the disk controller. I have it enabled and have reconfigured windows to correctly work with ACHI. But I never see any kind of RAID. I have installed the raidXpert package from AMD but it never loads RAID. The motherboard specs from HP says RAID is supported on this board. How do I get it configured? I already have 2 drives (1TB WD - exact same drives) connected to SATA1 and SATA2 ports. Thanks

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I have 3x 250gb sata 7200rpm drives.

I would like to know the best way to set up for SPEED using raid, but also have a small partition that is raid-1 and will be used for important information.
For example, is this a good setup (and is it possible):

500GB as RAID-0
under this 350gb i would have 2 partitions. The first being the OS (c drive), which I would like to do 16kb cluster size. The 2nd I want a large cluster size as I will keep large files in it. Is this a good idea?

125GB as RAID-1 (the remaining 250 divided by 2)
1 partition (probably NTFS), to hold important data.

What would be the recommended STRIPE sizes for each of those RAIDs?

The raid-0 will be used for the OS and will be mostly a gaming computer but also a lot of web browsing. not really any video/sound editing of any kind.

The raid-1 will be just be safehouse for any important data.

or is it better to just have 2 in the raid-0 and leave one out of the raid?
 

A:best way to set up this raid configuration with 3 drives, need help now! thanks

Levaing the third one out of RAID could be a way to do it. You can always save the important files both to the third drive, and on the RAID setup, so in case of drive failure, you'll have one copy left.
 

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I am in the process of restoring some bad sectors on a drive that is in a RAID 0 configuration using HDD Regenerator by Dmitriy Primochenko. Assuming I am successful without losing any data, I have the following question. Forgive the ignorance on this issue.

What is the best method to backup a RAID 0 configuration on to a drive on an IDE controller? What are the best moderate cost utilities to do this? Ultimately, I would like to be able to schedule a daily backup from within Windows 2000 and automate the backup process.

I have Norton Ghost 2003 (haven't used it yet). If it is installed on the RAID 0 drives running Windows 2000, can I simply have it take an image and put it on the other drive. If possible, how is this done? Each of the drives in my RAID configuration are 40Gb and the drive I plan to put on the IDE contoller will be larger (i.e. 120GB).

Will Ghost take an image of the entire 80Gb partition and allow me to put in on the 120Gb drive or do I need to partition the drive into two 40+ Gb partitions and image each drive. Now the question is does this have to be done from a boot disk? Windows sees the RAID 0 Configuration as one 80Gb drive.

Out of curiosity what would Windows 2000's backup utility do for me that is of value considering I am using RAID 0? I am not clear if it would backup all my data and put it on another drive.

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A:Backup RAID 0 Configuration ?

I just found this site by typing ""backup a raid 0" and "to a single drive"" in a search engine... This was the only result of the search.

I like the professionalism of the posts and replys I've seen so far here. I think I'll stick around for a while.

I have two 74 gig Raptors.... I want to set up Raid 0 with them.
The reason is not to benifit from any performance possibilities... I know it probably ain't gonna happen. What I will get is a 150 gig (approx) 10,000 RPM SATA WD Raptor hard drive. I also know there is no fault protection with this setup.
Additionally, I have a 7200 RPM 150 gig SATA drive and a Kingwin SATA Mobile Drive Rack.

I want the performance of the Raptor with the volume of the 150 gig drive.
I religiously do my full system virus scans (yes, real time scanning is always on for front-line protection), and system defrags every Sunday evenings.

It's not a big deal to engage the internet lock after the system is done doing it's thing, take advantage of "hot swapability", slide the carrage with the 150 gig drive into the rack and do my system backup while I get ready for bed. In the morning, pull the 150 gig drive out of the rack and put it on the shelf / in the safe, disengage the internet lock and get on with my life.

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