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How do you install a new disk in a raid 1 system

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November 7, 2012 5:17:15 PM

My SiI RAID manager is indicating that I have a problem with my RAID 1 (Mirrored) disk subsystem. One of the HDs is bad. How do I take a new replacement drive and install it so that it will be backed up from the good drive and I'm back to a mirrored subsystem?

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November 7, 2012 5:44:23 PM

Use cloning software to copy the contents of the good drive to the new one.
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November 7, 2012 5:50:05 PM

You should just replace the failed drive. The raid should rebuild itself. Do you know which disk is bad?
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November 7, 2012 5:56:40 PM

No, I don't yet. I'm running myD: as the RAID1. The SiI Management s/w is showing both drives in yellow. However, I have a bootable Seagate diag which I ran once years ago which I try to us to make that determination. Do you have a better way? I also thought I could try easter-egging it by removing one drive and see what happens. If I can still access D: I've pulled the bad one, otherwise I'll try it again with the other drive.

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