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August 20, 2010 6:18:24 PM

Ok, so I know that RAID 1 writes data to two or more disks, but in this case, only two.

If one drive fails, then the other one is still active.

If that is the case, will I still be able to use my computer, will I have to replace the drive, or can I just completely disable the RAID aray?

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August 20, 2010 6:39:56 PM

You can still use the computer. It will show the RAID as degraded. If your chipset is Intel and you are using Intel's Rapid Storage Technology (RST) software, you could go get another HDD, add it to the system, and use RST to rebuild the volume from the surviving HDD to the new one.
If you disable the RAID volume in the BIOS, you risk losing all the data on the HDD.
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August 27, 2010 1:00:07 AM

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