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06-19-2010 05:42 PM
Is there any guide or reference material available for future RAID 0? Want to keep it as reference in case it fails after warranty and HP charges $$$ for instructions.
I have good backup so I'm not to worried about Data loss.
Have to replace both Hard drives?
Can use any 2 identical drives on the open market?
How is RAID 0 reconfigured?
Any other difficulties besides the above?
06-19-2010 10:20 PM - edited 06-19-2010 10:22 PM
1. You only have to replace the failing hard drive but the entire RAID array must be rebuilt (reloaded from backups).
2. The replacement drive should be the same --- With RAID 1 equal or larger
3. Any two open market drives will work ---- the bios and motherboard may limit the total size
4. RAID is set active in the bios for the hard drive controller but then (with Intel) you must enter the RAID configuration menu at boot time and select a RAID pair of hard drives to build the array.
5. With RAID 0 if one hard drive fails then the PC is down. RAID 0 is an performance configuration and not a redundancy configuration as is RAID 1. Raid 1 operates slightly slower than non-RAID as writes have to be committed to both hard drives.
06-20-2010 12:27 PM
Thanks for the basic information.
How do you tell which Hard drive failed?
How do you know if the HD manufacturer set the drives for RAiD 0?
How do you know if it will fit in he HP case, etc.?
What type of screen does the Intel info pop-up. Enough to guide you? Or a progamming gibbrerish nightmare?
06-20-2010 05:42 PM
When a hard drive fails in RAID 0 you should be able to boot into the RAID configuration screen and see which drive has failed.
The HD manufacturer doesn't set the drives for RAID. Normally when a PC such as the e9280t is ordered then there is an option to select hard drive storage size and RAID or no RAID. My e9280t was delivered in RAID 0 and I converted it to non-RAID.
The e9280t comes with a RAID controller built into the motherboard.