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Raid Volume Degraded


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#1 Eyesee

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 05:33 PM

Dell Dimensions E510 system with 2 Seagate 160 drives in a Raid 1 array
The BIOS reports that the RAID volume is degraded on the second drive during post.
Windows reports a similar error message

I am not that familiar with RAID arrays.
If I remove or replace the failing drive will that corrupt the array and render the primary drive unreadable?

I have not yet opened the case and checked the connections.
From the outside, the system appears to be extremely dirty.
I will clean it tomorrow

Any thoughts?
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:12 PM

Try reading this information first. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID

Then this http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/perf/raid/c...Degraded-c.html

And this http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Software-RAID-0.4x-HOWTO-4.html

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