Redundant array of independent/inexpensive disks; a technology which utilizes multiple disks to provide increased reliability, performance, and/or redundancy. Can be implemented either in software or with a hardware controller.

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cloning drives to correct RAID 10 failure

I don't type questions like this very often, so I apologize if I could have made it clearer. I have 4 HDD slots in which I had a RAID 10 array setup. It is a motherboard software RAID so clonezilla ...
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SSD's or HDD's in a LANcache?

I am building a LANcache for a lanparty that I'm organizing. We have about 80 visitors (pretty small LAN), but our uplink is limited to 100mb/s due to reasons and it's constantly saturated with game ...
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btrfs convert from raid1 to raid5

Is it possible to easily convert a btrfs raid1 to a raid5. I mean at the end of the day. Its really just two mirrored drives. So I would think this should be easy to do. I want to now have 3 3TB ...
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Is there any reason to replace a failing disk in a raid10 before it has completely died?

My home server has four 4TB disks configured as a RAID10. I've gotten a few messages recently suggesting that I'm about to lose one of my disks: $ WARNING: Your hard drive is failing Device: ...
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SSD cache, SRT, Raid 0 : speeding up my C drive

I have a Z97 rig and I'm interested in speeding up my disk drives. This is my current setup: 1) 240GB SSD for main disk 2) 500GB hard drive for User Files 3) 120GB for photo editing (I move files ...
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Is a btrfs RAID1 mountable if the added device isn't available/offline/failed/degraded?

Assume I created a RAID1 with btrfs's functions (btrfs device and btrfs balance subcommands instead of mdadm) like so: btrfs device add /dev/sdxZ /dev/sdxY btrfs balance start -dconvert=raid1 ...
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How Do I Properly Disable Intel SRT & Remove the SSD Cache Drive?

I bought a Dell XPS 8700 which comes with a 2TB HDD paired with a 32GB SSD cache drive using Intel's SRT technology. I'd like to install a new 512GB SSD for the OS and use the separate 2TB HDD as a ...
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Intel Software Raid: Downgrade from RAID10 to RAID 1

My configuration Windows 8.1 Asus Z87I Pro (Rev C2) 4x WD Red 3TB, set up as RAID10 in the Intel tool / EFI My target I want to remove 2 of the HDDs permanently from the RAID because I don't ...
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Low speed on an 850 Pro RAID-0 array

I recently bought two Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSDs in order to replace an old SSD and build a RAID-0 array on my PC. So, the configuration of the PC is the following: CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X ...
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Should I replace HDD in raid array every N years even if disks aren't corrupt?

Typical scenario: I made a raid 1 array out of 2 disks, that contains data I wouldn't like to lose. I found that average life-time of HDD (rotating drive) is 3 - 5 years. Does it mean that if the ...
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suse linux installatation on HP Gen9 server

I am unable to install SUSE Enterprise Server 11.0 with sp3 on HP gen9 server. It's unable to recognize the storage. The raid controller is p440ar. It had tried installing with HP ProLiant Gen9 ...
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Error RAID1 but can't seem to find where the error is?

I'm having trouble figuring out where the problem is. I'm seeing my two drives... I removed a failed drive and installed an empty one. Thought I added it to the raid and it said it was rebuilding. ...
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Removed drive from NAS not recognized when plugged in via USB

I'm having a problem accessing the data from a drive that was in my NAS but is now plugged in via a USB caddy. This drive was not in a RAID array as it was a volume with a single disk. Although it ...
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Does setting BIOS SATA RAID/AHCI mode to RAID will activate RAID operation upon new hard disk insertion?

Each BIOS 'SATA RAID/AHCI' mode comes with at least 3 different mode - Disable/IDE or RAID or AHCI. Does setting the 'SATA RAID/AHCI' mode to 'RAID' will cause the following: RAID 1 activated when ...
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Does switching SATA/AHCI mode in BIOS affect Windows OS and data in the hard disks

Suppose the following situation: Each desktop machine have 3 internal SATA hard disks of different sizes (500GB, 1TB and 2TB) The BIOS have 3 types of SATA/AHCI mode (Disabled/IDE, RAID and AHCI) ...
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AHCI and RAID for BIOS settings when using 2 or more SATA hard disk

My third-hand desktop machine have the following BIOS settings: At what scenario should I choose 'RAID' and what scenario should I choose 'AHCI' and what other scenario should I choose 'DISABLED'?
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RAID solutions for a home server instead of ZFS [closed]

I’m using Ubuntu Server with 4 2TB disks and I’ve been using ZFS for around 8 months on my HomeServer. But now I have reached the capacity of my pool, so I want to purchase a new drive and add it to ...
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Disconnect a RAID 1

I currently have a setup of a 2 disks in RAID 1. How-ever I'd like to disconnect the raid and only run off one disk. Is this possible? Or will I have to reinstall the system? The RAID is a soft-raid ...
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Linux soft RAID5 array with mismatched events won't assemble

The last three nights, one of my USB controllers has gone offline in the middle of the night, knocking 4 of my 8 disks offline. The first two times, I was able to get it working again with mdadm -A ...
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AMD RAID Configuration SSD+HDD

I bought a new components for my HTPC. I bought a GA-F2A88XN-WIFI, a Kingston Fury 120 GB SSD and 2x Seagate Barracuda 3TB disks. The idea was to use SSD for OS and applications and 2x 3TB HDDs in ...
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how can I reintegrate a lost and found pv into an LVM vg?

I recently lost a RAID that was a physical volume of one of my linux LVM volume groups. I ended up doing a vgreduce --removemissing and got on with the business of restoring the data. Well, today I ...
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Unclear on how to enter and setup the RAID BIOS on a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155

I have two Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD’s hooked up to a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155. When I enter BIOS, it shows that I have two of the drives connected, and I have my SATA mode selection set to ...
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Internal SDD + External SSD (via firewire) RAID 1 and boot drive version control (like system-wide git)

I was thinking in a theoretical realm about a certain use case, and was wondering if anybody has ever experienced anything like this. If I were to set up my internal SSD and an external SSD ...
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Exchanging harddisk of Medion Akoya MD-98634 laptop

I am trying to replace the original 1TB harddisk of my Medion Akoya (MD-98634) with a Crucial BX100 SSD (250GB). This is what I found out so far: The original setup is running the 1TB HDD in a RAID ...
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Recovering 1TB hard drive split into two 500GB drives without formatting

I am using Windows 7 and am trying to recover two working drives. The hard drive in question was: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822204022 I am pretty sure they were ...
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RAID 1 accidentially booted in AHCI mode

I have two Samsung 840 EVO SSD's in RAID 1 (Asus P87-Pro and Intel Controller) with Windows 8.1 Pro on it. After a BIOS update, apparently all BIOS settings was reset, which apparently changed the ...
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How to install linux mint 17.1 to encrypted raid 0 array

I just got a new SSD and I wanted to install Linux Mint 17.1 to a raid 0 array of SSDs. I also want the array to be encrypted. I tried the following guide and got mdadm to setup a software array and ...
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Mix 3 different sized hard drives into a RAID 5

I’ve got three hard drives different sizes and I want to create a RAID 5. The three drives—all Seagate—are: 1.5 TB 3 TB 700 GB Is there a way to RAID these or is it possible to do the folloiwng: ...
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RAID5 active device failed during reconstruction

I have this Linux RAID5 array with 4 2TB harddisks, with 3 active device and one spare, giving me a total disk size of around 6TB. Recently one drive (sdd) is starting to give me some SMART errors, ...
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Rebuilding FakeRAID RAID 5 with new disk, no partitions show up, invalid PMBR

I have a RAID 5 array with 4 2TB disks on a HP Z800. One disk failed and was swapped out for a new one. I went into BIOS Intel Storage Matrix Utility and set the Array to rebuild with the new disk. ...
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Problems creating a bootable RAID volume when imaging from HDD to SSD

I have an old Dell XPS420 with an Intel RAID controller on the MB. For years I’ve had RAID 1 enabled on a 2x1TB array set up as two volumes: A 300GB volume which has Windows 7 installed on it and the ...
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Recover data if PC (motherboard) fails with software RAID 5

I'm planning to implement a RAID 5 (or 6) system on an old PC (windows or linux). It doesn't have HW RAID 5 support so I'll do it via software (e.g. windows integrated RAID). Will I be able to ...
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Is there a way to reformat a RAID array without losing existing data on the disks?

I have a RAID 10 comprised of 4x 4TB disks. It is currently formatted in XFS on a CentOS server (The server's root directory is is not on the RAID), and I've been looking at replacing XFS with ZFS ...
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upgrade (software) RAID 1 capacity

I am upgrading a software RAID 1 array (/dev/md0) from 2TB drives (sda and sdb) to 4TB (sdc and sdd). Straight forward; ext3, single partition, no MBR, no LVM. In the end, I would like to have two ...
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What happens when a RAID rebuild fails due to URE?

I understand that when a disk fails in a RAID configuration, whatever the RAID level you're using (1, 5, 6, or 10), you need to replace the failed disk and the array rebuilds. Now with large capacity, ...
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Linux fault tolerant array for home server

Is there any method of creating a fault tolerant disk array with a mix of disks? I intend to use debian linux stable as a file server for home. The data is going to be cloud backed up but I don't ...
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Do I need a UPS with a RAID-configured NAS

In order to keep my home file archive safe, I've bought a Synology NAS and configured it to use a Synology Hybrid RAID configuration. Now almost a year since I started feeling safe about the years of ...
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How do PCI express RAID cards work?

I was recently playing with Xen server which supports hardware RAID only and as I always used Linux MD's only so far, I have no knowledge of hardware RAID at all. I was looking for some cheap hardware ...
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Two SATA-3 vs four SATA-2 SSD drives in RAID 0 [closed]

I have a relatively old motherboard (msi BIG BANG-XPOWER) that has 8 SATA ports, 6 of which are SATA-2 and 2 of which are SATA-3 and I'm thinking of creating a RAID-0 array of two or four SSD drives. ...
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Reading a single disk from RAID1 set (Intel Matrix)

I have an Intel RAID (ICHxR), where a RAID1 set has a failed disk. The problem is that the RAID volume is inaccessible, even though there's one healthy drive still in it. I tried removing the failed ...
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Windows restore saying partition is too small. It isn't

I built a media PC years ago with three 750 GB drives in a Raid-5 configuration. This allowed for 1.5 TB of space and had redundancy. At the time I didn't know how bad performance was with RAID. I ...
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Btrfs: RAID 1 on 3+ devices

I currently have a Btrfs partition with four devices: three 3 TB drives and a 4 TB drive. Data and metadata are RAID 10, so I have 6 TB of usable space, which is almost full. I'd anticipated that RAID ...
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Speed up ubuntu on desktop by moving some directories to a faster storage

I want to speed up my ubuntu install a bit. I was using a RAID1 setup for the whole system (separate md for /home and /). Now (thanks to ...
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Hard disk error in Intel Matrix Storage Manager

I have two hard disks, both 160GB, and with Intel Matrix Raid on these two disks, I created two volumes Volumne0 Raid1 Volumne1 Raid0 Now, one of the hard disk shows error in the Intel Matrix Raid ...
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How would hardware RAID compare to Windows software RAID?

I recently bought a new PC with a Gigabyte Z97P-D3 motherboard. One of the things it supports that my old machine didn't is RAID so I had planned to transfer my 2x 1TB hard drives from my old machine ...
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How to create a Mirrored Volume in Windows 8.1 - mirror option missing

I am trying to create a mirrored volume (RAID-1) in Windows 8.1 (standard edition, not Pro). This is a new Windows 8.1 installation. I have two 500GB drives attached to SATA ports, neither of which ...
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Does Intel H97 support RAID5 and RAID1 at the same time?

Can anyone tell me if modern mainboards with the Intel H97 chipset that claim to support RAID0, RAID1, RAID5 and RAID10 also support RAID1 and RAID5 at the same time given 6 SATA HDDs? What I want to ...
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Windows 8.1 stuck at startup after deleting the OEM partition (Intel Rapid Storage technology crash)

I have a Lenovo U410 laptop which have a 1TB hdd and a 32gb ssd. The ssd is used for speeding up the startup time with Intel Rapid Storage Technology. The partition table for the SSD looked something ...
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Converting Boot drive from RAID0 to RAID1

I bought a HTPC I plan on using as a NAS/HTPC combo, which has been working well for me for a while now. When I bought the machine from Dell, it came with 2 500GB HDDs in a RAID0 configuration as ...
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Firmware RAID drive assignment suddenly missing - How to add it back?

I have an ASUS Sabretooth 990fx R2.0 motherboard, and I have three HDD's in total. 2 x 250GB Samsung EVO SSD drives and a single WD 1TB HDD. I had set up my 2 SSD drives in RAID-1 configuration ...