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Intel Matrix RAID 5 1of 3 Offline Member

  • NAS / RAID
  • Matrix
  • Intel
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
February 6, 2009 10:58:00 AM

I have an Intel Matrix Storage controller, in the process of replacing the 3 drives the last one is Offline Member. I added a 4th drive it's also Offline Member. I tried formatting, removing partitions and they still come up Offline Members. HELP!
These are all 250GB SATA Seagates. The system is still running on 2 drives. I would like to save the Win2003 server Standard install with all our third party apps. Any Ideas?

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February 6, 2009 3:07:13 PM

OK, here it is "How to put a drive Online". a drive goes Offline when it's damaged OR it's been replaced with a drive from another array and the controller thinks it belongs in your array. So, the way to make it available is to take it out of the array. Using option 3 ‘Reset Hard Drives to Non-RAID’ in the ROM setup. Scarey! the last thing I would have thought of but, it lets you remove individual drives from an array in addition to removing the array it self.
May 19, 2009 5:07:13 PM

what about if multiple drives go offline in a raid 5?
May 22, 2009 4:37:23 PM

if more than 1 drive goes in raid 5 then you pray you have a good backup "."