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Mirrored HardDrive Issue - RAID

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#1 TedBekkle


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 07:26 PM

So a few years ago I set up a computer with a RAID 1 set-up.  Everything has been going fine, until a month ago the computer wouldn't start saying that there was a disk failure.  I didn't need to use the computer at the time so I ignored it.


Today I decided to look at it again.  This time it still says that my RAID is in "critical" however it does start-up.  I assumed that one of my drives just died on me.  However, when I unplugged the power from the drives to check which once wasn't working, both drives continued working!  Which I don't understand whatsoever.  I went ahead and purchased a new drive a few weeks ago to replace the one I presumed was dead.


Can anyone think of any way to further find out what the problem drive is?


I've attached a picture of the error that momentary pops up on my screen at bootup.


Thank you,


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#2 caperdog


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:48 PM

I don't know alot about raids but your photo only shows one disk in the array. This is with both attached or with either one or the other alone, you get the same screen ?

I would remove the drives and 1 at a time connect them to another computer to test using their manufacturers diagnostic utility.

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