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

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

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

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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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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 have a computer running XP which was built with a pair of 80 GB hard drives which have met their limit in terms of free space so the user is wanting to upgrade. These drives appear to be running in some kind of RAID setup via the motherboards built in RAID feature (not a PCI card running this setup). This is the first time I've encountered a RAID setup in a home-based PC.

One other minor problem I have is this motherboard (an Asus ABN-VM) only has two SATA ports, which are both used, so I'm going to have to clone to an external drive as an image file and then connect the new single 500 GB drive and clone back from that image to the new drive. However, come to think of it, I have an adapter that would allow me to connect the new drive to the PC via USB so... scratch that concern I guess.

I decided to take the plunge and see what Clonezilla would do with the external USB drive I have and the two 80 GB drives in the PC. When the main menu appeared I told it that I wanted to work in device_to_image mode and then told it to mount all drives. It then asked me to select the drive I wanted to use as the source but it presented both drives as individual drives, not a single mirror as I was expecting the motherboard to present it as. So... don't know what to do from here.

Perhaps there's another cloning utility out there I could run from within Windows or could boot from a disc that would recognize this array and clone it to a single drive properly. Any suggest... Read more

A:Need to clone a RAID mirror (two drives) to a non-RAID, single HD

If the drives are mirrored then imaging one drive should be all you need. If the drives are striped then the two drives are being combined together to make ~160GB drive.

I guess to determine this, what is the capacity of the main 'logical' drive? 80 or 160'ish?
 

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total 5 disks.

thanks for any insight.
 

A:what provides the greates storage capacity? Raid 0 or Raid 5

Raid 0 and Raid 5 are so different from one another I think we should have better descriptives for them.

I don't know, does R-0 allow for more than two drives? If so then its R-0 for sure if all the hard drives are the same size, but I'm leaning toward two drive max even though I have no idea.

If its two drives only for R-0 then its R-5 for sure because even with the redundancy recovery resource data occupying each drive the total still available from 5 drives will be more than 2 striped drives.
 

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Hi,

I recently built a computer with only one drive, I was wondering if it is possible to install another one and have them runing on raid 0 or do you suggest another type of raid maybe with 3 drives.

I have an asus mobo p5q3 so I can use Drive Xpert technology but a lot of reviews says that the speed of the drives is split in two when using these 2 sata connection (white and orange)

thanks

Renaud

A:single drive to raid 0 ?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Renaudlabrie


Hi,

I recently built a computer with only one drive, I was wondering if it is possible to install another one and have them runing on raid 0 or do you suggest another type of raid maybe with 3 drives.

I have an asus mobo p5q3 so I can use Drive Xpert technology but a lot of reviews says that the speed of the drives is split in two when using these 2 sata connection (white and orange)

thanks

Renaud


Renaud

Raid 0 does nothing for security of the data. If you lose one drive you lose the data. If you want security for the data the more drives the better. If on the other hand you want to speed up your disk writes and have a raid controller raid 0 will help.

let us know what you want to do

ken

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This doesn't make sense. My new Dell 15 XPS (9550) laptop has the BIOS SATA setting set to RAID (not AHCI) and yet it has a single internal OS NVMe PCIe SSD. Any idea why it's not set to AHCI? thanks

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Planning on a new build with storage as follows:

1 - 320G SATA drive partitioned for XP + various apps

2 - 320G SATA in RAID 0 for gaming

1 - 500G SATA for b/u

will be using a P5N32-E SLI 680i board and XP Pro.

I am considering a larger #1 drive with a partition in case I decide to try Vista.

I'm confused as to the physical procedure for setting this up. IF I install all the drives in the system and start to configure, will I run into drive letter issues while setting up the RAID? I'm thinking the 1st physical drive w/b C & D, the RAID 0 will be E and the b/u will be F.

I've set up multiple drives before but not with a RAID array involved.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanx,

Vic
 

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I'd appreciate some help. I'm setting up 2 x Western Digital RE4?s in RAID 1 for Data Storage in a Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit system that is using a single SSD for the OS.


The two RE4?s have been set up in the option ROM and when the OS completes startup, Rapid Storage Technology indicates that the drives were set up correctly in RAID 1.

The drives have been initialized. However, the RAID Volume is not being seen by the OS.
Here?s what I?ve tried: I right-click on ?Computer?, left-click on ?Manage? which takes me into Computer Management. I then left-click on disk management which provides a graphic on the right side of the screen of the unallocated RAID volume. Right-clicking on the unallocated graphic provides the choice of: ?New Simple Volume?, ?New Spanned Volume?, ?New Striped Volume?, ?New Mirrored Volume?, ?Properties?, and ?Help?. Note: ?Change drive letter and path? is NOT available as an option.
From there, I?m not sure how to proceed. The graphical representation of the unallocated volume is the RAID Array. I don?t want to create another RAID 1 Volume.
Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,
Sndz

A:No Drive Letter For RAID 1 Volume

Hi,

You need to select New Mirrored Volume.

RAID0 = striped
RAID1 = mirrored

Regards,
Golden

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Is it possible to take a ghost image from a non-raid configuration and put the image back onto a RAID 0 setup without it screwing things up? One of our users has a single 250Gb HDD and is wanting to set up a RAID 0 configuration and we're hoping that we won't have to reload the OS so we were thinking about setting up 2 new HDD's under a RAID 0 and then ghosting his current HDD back onto the RAID setup but I'm not sure if Ghost will work this way. Will it some how only think that their is one HDD and not ghost all the data across the 2 drives? Any input would be helpful.
 

A:Ghosting single drive over to RAID 0?

the existence of Raid should be transparent (ie not matter) whether striped or mirrored.

however, you need to understand that the size of target drive MUST match the source
drive; the partitions much match, otherwise, Ghost will resize the target and THAT will screw-up the raid real good!
 

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Would it be better to have 2 80 gig hard drives running on raid 0, or just get one 160 gig hard drive? I there not some risk at running raid 0 being that one drive could fail and all my data lost?

Thanks for any info
 

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I have 64bit Win7 Home. My C: boot drive is a 120GB SSD with most of my programs installed on an ordinary HDD, saving the SSD for frequently used stuff.

I bought a duplicate SSD (same brand/size/model) for the purpose of creating a Raid-0 array.

I've backed up everything on my SSD, but how do I restore it once I setup the Raid?

Thx.
 

A:Moving single C: drive to Raid-0

Copy/paste?

Or create image of the SSD, then apply it to the raid partition.
 

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My raid 0 drive(s) will not retain their drive letter after reboot. I have to manually set it every time I start the PC.

Initially I "accidentally" set the raid partition to active (overactive clicking while not watching the screen), then thinking it did not really matter just went ahead and set the drive letter to "E" which is the default, and first available entry after a and b. Upon reboot it did it again, lost the drive letter.

I then proceeded to go into the command prompt, and set the drive back to "inactive" which removed the active flag on it. No big deal, easy enough. I reset the drive letter. Then, thinking this might work somehow I rebooted again. Same problem, lost the letter.

I tried a different letter, thinking it could possibly be some registry issue or something, which is very well might be, on the grounds that a different letter might force a new entry? Idk, not all that hot with the registry.

Reboot, same problem.

So now what? I want to back everything up to my primary drives and then reinstall the OS using the raid drives as the system drive. But if this is going to happen again in that case that would be less than ideal.
Anyone?
 

A:RAID 0 - loses drive letter at reboot.

I have only found one thread on this on teh interwebz and that never got an answer either.

I can see by the 50+ views that it has you guys stumped as well lol!
 

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The computer has been fine for around 2 years, never an issue. About an hour ago I reboot the machine and instead of having my RAID 1 as my C drive, I now have two identical drives, the C drive and the H drive.

How do I get them back to where they belong?

In the BIOS SATA is still set to RAID, and I admit that I didn't do the raid config. I am assuming it was RAID 1 because both drives are still working, just working separately instead of as one.

Any suggestions?

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

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I have windows 7 pro and running a raid 0 system. I am using Macrium 5 to backup the disk image. In the event of a HD failure will I be able to replace the raid drives with a single drive and restore the disk image or will I have to stay with a raid 0. I understand the drive or drives will have to be the same size or larger.

A:restore from raid 0 image to single drive

Hello owood1,

Yes, you will be able to. When a image is restored, it will just restore the size, partitions, and installation to a selected HDD as it was when the image was created. It will not matter of it was RAID or single.

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Hi,

I'm attempting to do another clean install of Win XP Pro x64 on an Intel DX58SO motherboard in RAID 5 with four SATA 500GB Seagate Barracuda drives. The problem I have is that windows defaults to the drive letter "I" for the RAID. I would like it to be "C" drive. I've attempted to change the drive letter after the install, but the system won't allow drive letter changes to the system disk. Is there a solution to this issue? Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Regards

A:Drive letter problem installing Win XP Pro x64 & Intel RAID

What type of RAID are you installing 0, 1, 5 etc? Are you doing a Striped set, MIrror etc? Make sure you have no other external drives (USB, SD, Flash etc) installed at the time, Other then the CD/DVD drives, At the partition information window during the install, it will tell you what drive letter it is going to install to.

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Hi Everyone,

I have been having a challenge with changing from RAID 0 to a single drive, whilst retaining the data from the RAID array.

To date I have performed the following:

1). Partitioned the single drive so that it closely matches the partitions on the RAID array.

2). Used XXClone to "clone" the contents of each partition on the RAID array to corresponding partitions on the single drive.

I have two partitions, one for the operating system (Win 7) and programs and the other for data.

All appears to be good on the single drive when I boot up from the RAID array and then look at files in Windows Explorer.

However when I remove the RAID array (and set the BIOS to non-raid) I cannot seem to boot from the single drive.

Windows 7 is presenting the following error:

Status: 0xc000000e

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I have booted from the Windows 7 install DVD and selected the "Repair" option. From there I have...

1). Selected "Startup Repair"

*** Couldn't do it!

2). Gone to a prompt and issued the "x:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 all" command

*** Rebooted - no improvement

3). Gone to a prompt and issued different flavours of the "bootrec" command

*** Rebooted - no improvement

I notice at the System Recovery Options screen that Win 7 is listed as the OS, the partition size is given as 0, and the Location is given as (Unknown) "local disk"!'

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A:Challenge changing from RAID 0 back to single drive

I don't think its possible to clone a RAID array to a single HD.

Best to copy off the data and clean install to the single HD while none other are plugged.

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I wiped and reloaded xp on my single hard drive dell and now I get an error that says my riad mirror array is degraded.....What is up with this?
 

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Hi Everyone,

I have been having a challenge with changing from RAID 0 to a single drive, whilst retaining the data from the RAID array.

To date I have performed the following:

1). Partitioned the single drive so that it closely matches the partitions on the RAID array.

2). Used XXClone to "clone" the contents of each partition on the RAID array to corresponding partitions on the single drive.

I have two partitions, one for the operating system (Win 7) and programs and the other for data.

All appears to be good on the single drive when I boot up from the RAID array and then look at files in Windows Explorer.

However when I remove the RAID array (and set the BIOS to non-raid) I cannot seem to boot from the single drive.

Windows 7 is presenting the following error:

Status: 0xc000000e

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I have booted from the Windows 7 install DVD and selected the "Repair" option. From there I have...

1). Selected "Startup Repair"

*** Couldn't do it!

2). Gone to a prompt and issued the "x:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 all" command

*** Rebooted - no improvement

3). Gone to a prompt and issued different flavours of the "bootrec" command

*** Rebooted - no improvement

I notice at the System Recovery Options screen that Win 7 is listed as the OS, the partition size is given as 0, and the Location is given as (Unknown) "local disk"!'

Basically the ... Read more

A:Challenge changing from RAID 0 back to single drive

have you entered bios setup and switched off the raid stuff
 

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Hi all,

I am going to be retiring two RAID 1 HDD's and replacing them with a single SSD and I'm a bit fuzzy on the steps involved. I have all my data saved externally so I'll be doing a clean install of Windows 7 Pro x64. I have set it to non-RAID in the RAID menu but I'm not sure when I should change the BIOS to AHCI. Do I do that while I still have the HDD's plugged in or during the initial set-up of the SSD?

A:Changing from RAID to single drive, question about install

Unplug the HD's, plug in the SSD, boot up and tap the F2 to enter BIOS Setup. Reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI, set SSD to boot first.

Then reboot tapping the F12 key to boot the latest official Win7 installer with SP1, follow the same steps as for a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get and keep a perfect install.

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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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So currently my gigabyte motherboard has 2-1TB drives in a mirror raid as my secondary drive for data storage and 1 250GB single drive for my OS. In the BIOS I have the setting set to RAID for my hard drives, which I set this after I loaded windows when I first started, but now my 250GB single OS drive needs to be reloaded, but my XP disc will not see the drive since I have it set to RAID. I'm having trouble loading the raid drivers from gigabyte and I thought it would be easier to set the hard drives to AHCI mode and unplug my 2-1TB drives, reload windows on the 250 then plug my 2-TB drives back up then switch the BIOS back to RAID, but I am worried that this will mess up my RAID on my 2-1TB drives?? I would hate to experiment and lose the data on those drives. Will switching modes mess up my RAID???

A:Gigabyte Mirror Raid on backup drive need to reinstall XP on single OS drive question

Pull the drives off the system, do whatever you need to do to get XP installed. When that is working, change the settings to RAID, then reconnect the mirror.

It's best to install XP with nothing else on the system anyways, otherwise you risk having XP decide to install your O/S on drive "D:".

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i'm in the middle of moving my 2 500 GB storage drives from my WinXP box to a Linux box (home server) and setting them up as RAID 0 (striping). As this new RAID setup will serve as the drive for storing and sharing/streaming mainly TV shows, video podcasts and music, what is the best stripe size to use?

also, do I have to worry about block size too?

TIA

P.S. - i'm using a 3ware PATA RAID card (7006-2)
 

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Hello everyone, i know the title sounds amateur-ish, but hear me out. I have my windows installation on a different hard drive than the one i'm talking about.

a friend of mine had a computer with a RAID setup for the hard drives in it, but after one failed, he just replaced them both and i took the one that was still good and formatted it. I have since been using it as a backup hard drive for specific files.

It is a 500gb hard drive, but it only shows 338 free after a format, if i go into properties for it it says there are 146 MB used, but you can't even see a sliver on the pie chart. I was thinking that being put in a raid setup had changed the partition somewhat and had redered part of the drive useless. Should i do the Diskpart utility from cmd prompt? last time i used it on a flash drive that memtest had rendered useless i still couldn't format the flash drive and has since been useless to me, even though i followed all of the instructions that many others had said worked for theirs. I just don't wan to ruin this hard drive by trying to squeeze a (possible) 100 extra gigs out of it.

If anyone has any suggestions, i would greatly appreciate you sharing your knowledge with me.

Thanks a lot.

A:Hard drive showing incorrect storage after RAID

diskpart should work. From admin command prompt:

dispartlist diskselect disk # where # is the disk number for 500GB Drivecleanexit

Open disk management and point at the disk #, right click->Initialize

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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'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.

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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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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
 

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

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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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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'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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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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A company I do work for had a system come in configured with a single drive, and the BIOS was configured with RAID. The system was upgraded to a Samsung SSD, but the Samsung Magician software commented drive was not set for AHCI. A quick change in the
BIOS from RAID to AHCI mode led to no problems on reboot. Will this cause any problems in the future? I'm not sure why Dell shipped this system with RAID configured and not a second drive, but performance testing with Magician had 3 categories within 5% of
the max performance and one around 10%. Thanks

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System with 2 Raid Voumes - Drives c: with Win 7 and F: NTFS drive -
1) System Image Backuped up to F: (included C: and F:) and made restore DVD
2) I Reset Volume "C:" drives to Raid Mirroring - formated and assigned C:
3) Booted on Restore Disk and won't restore because C: partition but won't allow me to just restore c: wants to resotre C: and F: but F: has Image on it.

Is there a way to just restore Win 7 to C:?
Restore has c: and f: in dialog box but I can't modify?

I will donate if I someone can help me figure out how to restore the C: drive. Already tried copying image to usb HD but not compatible for Xcopy?

Thanks

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Is it possible to take an exising backup of a single drive,
and restore it to a newly created raid 0?

As in,
I have a 64gb SSD, it's backedup.

I want to get another 64gb SSD,

Will I have to re-install everything or can I just restore the backup and let windows find the proper drivers ?

A:Single to Raid ?

Hello Symp,

If you created a system image of the drive and saved it to another drive than what you wanted to use in the RAID 0, then yes you can do a system image recovery to the new RAID 0. In addition, since the image is of a smaller drive than what you will be restoring it to, you will also need to use Disk Management to extend the drive into the left over "Unallocated Space" after the recovery.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Okay here the scoop, I have two 80 gig Seagate SATA hard drives. I have had these in a RAID 0 for the last couple years since i got them. I just went through a system crash last week and the ***** I am did not have my files backed up. Anyway I would now like to setup my two SATA drives so that they are not in a RAID 0 or 1, but just to have 2 individual drives that i could write information to as i see fit. ie keep one for all my software and keep one with all my pics, vids and other stuff.
 

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I cannot aford to buy SSDs yet and wanted to know how if at all I would clone my HDD to my Raid 0 Dynamic HDDs, windows wont install to them, and casper just overwrites one drive killing the dynamic setup and making a second single HDD clone.

I am using the trial edition of the current version of casper and trying to figure out if buying the full version would make a difference, the original drive is a 1.5TB and the two Dynamic Drive Array are 1TB, all seagates

I have 24GB of ram, a 2GB 550 Ti and a LGA1155 2.8GHz CPU running Win7 Ultimate Premium 64bit with a passive 3D LG monitor trying to run five game Accts simultaneously with TS3, Skype, GB3, Spybot and Logitech Services in the back ground

A:Upgrade from Single HDD to Raid 0

Hello and welcome I hope you enjoy your forum time.

Now about this Raid setup. If you look around the net you will find that the increase in performance is negligable, yet the risk of losing part of the set and therefore your entire system, is much higher than one drive bombing out on you.

I would not recommend this to anyone. However if you are determind the best way is likely to image your system using Macrium reflect and then 'restore' it back to the array.

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Hi there! This is my first post here. I bought a intel 320 160g gen3. Looking to clone my raid o to it. I may be over simplifying it but can't I just install the SSd in the 3rd Sata spot clone to it from the raid then just change the bios to boot off of the SSd and change it to ahci? Then keep the raid o as is for storage of games and such. I am not putting any important data on the raid o purely a gaming computer. Fresh instal isn't an option btw.

A:Cloning from raid o to single ssd

Hi,

You could try this tutorial:

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

But...I would be cautious : the unknown here is how the SSD (in a non-RAID configuration) handles the clone of the existing disks (in a RAID0 configuration). The registry will contain information pertaining to a RAID, and I'm unsure how the SSD will handle that - perhaps someone more experienced could provide some insight to that.

The safest option is always a clean install.

Good luck,
Golden

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I had my Os disk crash on me and eventually went the route of putting two SATA disks in together with the Raid single 250GB disk. The problem i have now is that the raid disk which has some 150gb of info on cannot be accessed. Windows XP asks me if i want to format the disk?

I run a Asus P4C 800 Delux mobo, 1 gig of ram.

1 x 120gb on SATA 1
1 x 80gb on SATA 2
1 x 250gb on raid connection.

Is there anyway that i can get access to shift the files on this disk to my 300gb mobile disk?

MAny thanks
 

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Okay. I have been doing a lot of cloning and migrating an OS before but I haven't done cloning or migrating an OS from dual drives in RAID 0 mode.
It's not my PC. Someone is just asking for my help. Is it a different approach or is it just like working on a single drive? Can Macrium handle this?
Any input and sharing of personal experience is much appreciated.



Btw, I know clean install is the best way to go, but I was told by the PC owner that she can't afford to install all her programs back due to time issues, etc.

Cheers!

A:Migrating OS from RAID 0 to a single SSD

To the best of my knowledge and from my experience, it requires a clean install.

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I am in the process of planning a new Gaming PC build and I ran into a snag, and can't find any tests online to back up my decision.

For a gaming PC which of these similar cost hard drive setups would offer the best mix of speed and reliability:
Raid-0 2x 500gb SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
Raid-0 4x 160gb SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
150GB Western Digital Raptor 10,000RPM SATA150 16MB Cache

I'm in no hurry to complete my build, I was also considering a solid state Raid-0 if the prices becomes reasonable any time soon.

I would have to add a storage drive if I went with the WD Raptor.
 

A:Raid-0 @ 7200 vs Single @ 10,000

RAID-0 is not a reliability technique; Raid-1 is the fault tolerant solution, but even it needs backups;

Without an adequate backup solution, NEVER use raid-0 as any failure will immediately
force you into a reinstall.
 

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As the title says I will like to set more than one drive listed as a single letter, so all the data inside, can be easily share on the network

Thanks

Luis

A:Multiple Physical drives as one letter (No RAID)

I am not sure if this is possible as I am having hdd troubles myself and it seems that I have 2 hdd's the same letter which is confusing the computer. I would think that this is why raid was "invented". Like I say, not sure but Im am sure that someone with more knowledge will come along and correct me

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Part I:

I have a computer with 4 hard drives built in a RAID 5 array.

Powering on the computer gets a disk boot error message.

The raid controller is only recognizing 3 of the 4 hard drives.

I loaded an optimized bios default and enabled raid options. Still getting Disk boot failure, insert disk, enter.

Checked cables and all are connected to HD's and motherboard appropriately.

Motherboard has a 6 SATA device capacity; so I moved the cables around in the 6 slots; then used the BIOS SATA enabled/disabled function to adjust for all 4. Disk boot failure message still persists.

Went through BIOS in onboard device configuration and disabled one of the 4 SATA drives, then rebooted. Used this process on each HD separately; 3 of 4 HD's reported a "degraded array" warning when I did this. Disabling the BIOS for the #1 HD, produced no warning -- Array reads as healthy. Same Disk boot failure message occurs.

Part 2:

As a temporary fix, I decided to run the computer from one HD.

I bought a new Seagate Barracuda 500GB HD-- adjusted bios, installed windows just fine, re-installed necessary programs and updates.

3 days later computer takes 10-15 attempts to boot into windows normally. On a normal boot it shows a dim Windows loading screen and stops; or a regular screen with the green windows loading bar which never stops moving or moves jerkily and stops.

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A:Neither RAID 5 nor single HD will boot Windows XP Pro

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Originally Posted by Thomas S


Perhaps it is an issue with the PSU or graphics card or Mobo?





You left out RAM. Could be as simple as bad ram. you have 4 sticks remove 3 and see if it runs reliably on the single hard disk with the reloaded windows. If not use one of the other sticks to be sure you didn't pick the faulty one.

Have you any hardware diagnostics to test the Mobo?

Also

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Originally Posted by Thomas S


;3 days later computer takes 10-15 attempts to boot into windows normally. On a normal boot it shows a dim Windows loading screen and stops; or a regular screen with the green windows loading bar which never stops moving or moves jerkily and stops.




This sounds like a video board failure do you have a spare you can through in for a test?

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it is okay to use single disk on raid 0 in hp ml 350 gen9?

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I have a 200 GB and an 80 GB drive, both are 7200 RPM IDE. I would like set up a RAID partition the first 20 GB on each drive to run my O/S and other applications on, leaving the remainder of the drives untouched.

Has anyone done this before? Were you successful?

Thanks in advance!
 

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XPpro, ntfs, 80g IDE wd's 8m x2, ITE giga-byte onboard ata133 raid.
Setup as bootable Stripe. both disks are master, on separate channels. latest drivers, right cables.
Imaged o/s install with ghost using an old 40g 5400(didnt have cash to buy two drives at once) 80g >image on to 40>build raid with 2 80's>initilize disk in xp>image off 40g onto raid>set raid to boot.
It all seems fine i have my single 149g "ITE disk array 0 SCSI disk device" in device manager.
but when i did a file system benchmark in Sandra 2003 i get slower than used to get with my single 80g.
hd tach reports 15ms access, 35 mb/sec sequential read.
have i forgotten to check some type of DMA setting?
ive looked and other people have had my prob on other setups but all using xp. no answers though.
thanks for any help!

A:Raid 0 slower than single disk.

I'll just hazard a guess that the quality of the RAID controller has a lot to do with it. In addition, since you don't have spindle-sync with IDE drives, striped reads aren't as fast as with SCSI.

IMO, RAID isn't worth fooling around with unless you're going to have a real RAID controller and at least 4 drives in a RAID5 array.

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I want to set up Qosimo G20 new with Windows XP 32.
I bought a new harddisk and put it into slot 1. I would like to run it without any RAID (so slot 2 is empty)

XP installation CD did not discover the HD
I entered BIOS to see if the HD was there - The HD is recognized normal
then I thought I have to change RAID to JBOD (page 3 BIOS) but this did not work
I confirmed it with the 1234 key - but nothing hapened.

In another task they said to install RAID-drivers (pressing F6... while starting XP installation)
I put the drivers on a USB-stick - but the system will not discover it (and there is no floppy drive)

I have no idea how to install XP on this Laptop.
Any hints?

Chris

A:Qosmio G20 - How to install with one single HDD and without RAID?

Can you obtain external FDD (floppy disc drive) and load RAID drivers using this disc that must be connected using USB port?

Such FDD you can buy on eBay for few euro.

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