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by accord1999 / November 11, 2008 2:20 PM PST

I have Windows 2003 server..
And have Raid 1 mirror going on...yet one of the drives seems to every now and then stop functioning. I turn it off and unplug and replug its power sata connector and then it resynch's with the other drive and everything is A ok...I'm thinking I may need to send that hard drive in for warranty replacement if it continues to do this.

What I'm wondering is...once I have this HD taken out..and get the replacement completely blank to i take the broken RAID 1 portion and reestablish RAID 1 with the replacement HD which will be the same size drive as the one that maybe being taken out.

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For this, no standards.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 12, 2008 1:31 AM PST
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This is where you call the maker of the RAID setup or the person who implemented since the procedure is "not standardized." Only the documentation to your RAID controller or the software that does the RAID can answer this one.

I can't count how many people set up RAID and then lose the documentation.

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by accord1999 / November 12, 2008 5:35 AM PST

Their IS NO Raid controller

just hard drives plugged into the sata connectors on the motherboard..and raid was done through disk management

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Link, comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 12, 2008 5:54 AM PST
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by accord1999 / November 12, 2008 6:01 AM PST
In reply to: Link, comment.

SO just remove the mirror....then i can turn it back to dynamic when i need to put raid again?

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Dynamic is another can of worms.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 12, 2008 6:03 AM PST
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Sorry, here we are talking about how to properly break the RAID. The article looked complete to me.

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by accord1999 / November 12, 2008 6:06 AM PST

Its ok...seems like I need to break the raid and reimpliment it..If i cant point the blank drive to the drive that says failed

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As to failed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 12, 2008 6:14 AM PST
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There is a screenshoot with 'missing' and where they break the RAID. I had hope you could use this article as it's Windows 2003 and covered breaking RAID 1, and how to make it again.

No offense but that article is as easy as it gets for documentation on this.

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by accord1999 / November 12, 2008 6:15 AM PST
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Also I will do this if the said drive keeps shutting off as said in my origonal post...Ill send it back for warrentee...I just opened command prompt and did a chkdsk /r /f on the E drives it means it'll do that on the drive in question and the second drive which the data is being mirrored too

that may solve the problem but I don't know

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