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#1 pnave01

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 05:57 PM

I have a sabertooth x58 board i have 2 WD 500GB HDD that i connected to the marvell sata 6.0Gb/s connectors I proceeded to then set them up in a raid 1 configuration.

My question is how can i test to see if the raid is working properly?

I have tried disconnecting a drive then reconnecting it, but when i boot into the raid utilitities (ctrl-m) it shows that both drives are degraded as apposed to one functional and one degraded.
Now I am thinking this may not be the proper way to test it but the software doesn't give me the option to fake a failure like i have read other controllers do.

Also can you rename the Virtual Drive after it has been built or can it only be named when the raid is first set-up?

If there is a way pls let me know thanks.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 08:42 PM

In a typical failure one of the drives will be dead and would show up in the utility as offline or unavailable. The remaining working drive would be shown as degraded because the mirror isn't functional. Once you add in the new drive and re-establish the mirror relationship both drives should show as degraded because the volume ID's do not match.
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