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RAID 0 failing, need help ASAP.

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April 28, 2008 11:48:56 AM

Hi,
I have two Segate 320Gb. running with the on-board RAID0 (Intel Matrix).
Today I started the computer and got an error: "A drive in a RAID 0 is failing. Try to backup data immediately".

somehow, everything is still working... So I did backup!

two questions:
1. can I trust this backup?
2. Is it possible to replace the failing drive?

Thanks
Gil.

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April 28, 2008 12:13:23 PM

Why keep the RAID 0 config? You backed up your data, return to a standard config, you'll be much happier. If you replace this "failing" drive, you'll lose everything on the other drive as well.
April 28, 2008 3:56:31 PM

Answers:
1. There might be an issue with the backup, but it's probably as good as the data that's running your system now. The controller marked the disk as failing because it either couldn't write to one or more sectors, or couldn't write to one or more sectors. That means probable data loss.

2. Yes, it is possible. Add another disk to the system that is at least as big as the smallest disk in your RAID array. Open Intel Matrix Storage Manager. Right-click on the new disk, and select "rebuild volume."
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