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RAID problems.

by spookyboy / May 5, 2005 2:53 PM PDT

Hello, my buddy just helped me set up a RAID configuration on my system. I know almist nothing about RAID and am running into problems. It keeps running scandisk (randomally) and deleting orphened files. I don't know exactly what that means. It did that a few times then wouldn't load windows at all. We did a reinstall and the speed increase was great. But again it did the orphened files thing. The raid shows up and seems to work, but just keeps having these minor problems. Here's what im running.

Windows XP sp2
2X MAXTOR 160GB 7200RPM HARD DISK
Syba-PCI Ultra ATA 133 IDE RAID Controller Card

Thanks in advance
~spookyboy45@hotmail.com

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by spookyboy / May 20, 2005 6:48 PM PDT
In reply to: RAID problems.

anyone know anything?

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Answer depends, too little info given
by holtnr / June 9, 2005 11:21 AM PDT
In reply to: RAID problems.

With 2 disk drives only 2 RAID configurations are possible .

First possibility is RAID 0 (striping across both disks, no data redundancy). If this is what you have, it seems likely that one of your hard drives is bad.

Second possibility: RAID 1 (mirroring drives for total redundancy). If this is what you have, and you are seeing file system corruption as described, I would suspect the RAID controller.

Recommendation: if you are using RAID 0, re-build system as a RAID-1 configuration, then if the problem goes away, you almost surely have a bad hard drive

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