error with raid

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December 15, 2009 at 19:42:13
Specs: Windows 7 64-bit, i7 920/6gb dominator gt 1600
First time raid user, set up raid0 on a rig for
video/photo editing (keep files on separate
drives). The raid is setup through my mobo:
Asus P6T Deluxe v2. During boot, raid prompt,
it says that an error occurred. But Windows
boots as usual. I keep Acronis True Image for
backups. Is the fastest way to fix the problem
to redo the raid, reinstall windows, and recover
from a backup or is there something that wont
take over an hour to do?

knix0003


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#1
December 15, 2009 at 20:01:55
The best thing to do is to get rid of RAID 0. There is no advantage in it except in very limited circumstances you might get a slight increase in disk speed. It is more trouble than it is worth.

It will necessitate reinstalling Windows if it is installed on the RAID disks.

Stuart


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#2
December 15, 2009 at 20:03:13
Do you have any more details on what the specific error is? You should check this in either the raid setup utility (accessed by pressing a key at bootup) or with the RAID software that may have been included.

-Ryan Adams

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#3
December 16, 2009 at 05:38:46
Even though everyone does hate raid0 so much, for my work, I
get benefit out of it. Getting paid by the project, saving about
15minutes each hour as I've tested is a great help.

I am unsure how to give you more information about the error.
When I go into the menu during boot it only gives me 4 options
only related to creating/deleting, there is nothing about error
checking. No software was included with the motherboard (cd or
online).

knix0003


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#4
December 16, 2009 at 07:07:12
It may be best to make a full backup, re-create and reinitialize the drives, and then restore the backup. You should also check both of your drives with a SMART utility, and perhaps even format each individually and run disk check on them from another computer/Live CD to see if there are nay bad sectors or other oddities. While you're at it, check to see if there is a firmware update for your motherboard/controller and install it. Once Windows is up, check to see if there are drivers/applications related to the RAID controller available on the manufacturer's site.

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#5
December 16, 2009 at 07:10:27
PS: If RAID 0 works for you, keep it. But, since you will be rebuild the array anyhow, why not research some of the other RAID levels (if you haven't all ready). I don't know what kind of work you do, but some RAID levels are better for reading, others are better for writing.

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