418 reputation
215
bio website somethinkodd.com/oddthinking
location Sydney, Australia
age
visits member for 4 years, 11 months
seen 2 days ago

I'm a software developer (currently focused on Python), living in Australia (currently focused on Sydney).

I am an on-again/off-again moderator of Skeptics.SE. (I was Pro Tem Moderator, I handed in my diamond when the first elections were held, and then ran in the second elections about a year later.)


Jul
15
asked Finding reported drive errors in Windows RAID
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
29
awarded  Citizen Patrol
May
29
awarded  Popular Question
May
20
awarded  Yearling
Jun
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
9
asked Monit vs Source Control: permission problems
Jul
16
accepted Brand new ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 motherboard won't pass POST
May
5
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
17
awarded  Yearling
Mar
16
answered Easiest way to find out if user has either Windows 7 or Vista (through telephone support)?
Mar
7
awarded  Critic
Mar
7
comment Windows 7 mirrored volume fails during testing of fail-over mode
The Technet article is interesting, but seems to support my expectations. "A mirrored volume is provides fault tolerance by duplicating data on two disks. If one disk fails, the data on the failed disk becomes unavailable, but the system continues to operate using the unaffected disk." <- This isn't happening! "If a basic disk containing part of a mirrored volume is disconnected or fails, the status of the mirrored volume becomes Failed Redundancy and the disk status remains Online" <- This isn't happening!
Mar
7
comment Windows 7 mirrored volume fails during testing of fail-over mode
The third link describes someone who is having a similar problem to me on Windows 2003, but offers no solution. I am not using an Intel-based solution (I was explaining I have in the past which is where I got my expectations of a automatic fail-over.)
Mar
7
revised Windows 7 mirrored volume fails during testing of fail-over mode
Major copy-editing. (Note: The answer is still off-base, but will deal with that in comments.
Mar
7
comment Windows 7 mirrored volume fails during testing of fail-over mode
Psycogeek: Thank you very much for your response. Some parts of the answer are not relevant to my problem. You describe a mechanism for protecting against viruses and user problems. That is a separate problem. RAID-1 is NOT the same as a back-up (let alone an off-site backup). I am not using it for that purpose. I am using it to protect against a single-point of hardware failure.
Mar
7
suggested suggested edit on Windows 7 mirrored volume fails during testing of fail-over mode
Mar
7
comment Windows 7 mirrored volume fails during testing of fail-over mode
@Psychogeek: That question would require quite a reboot (and a camera) to answer, so I don't have that info yet. It is all pretty straightforward though. The two relevant drives plug straight into the RAID-supporting motherboard (ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3) using SATA II. (The C: drive is an SSD and does likewise).
Mar
5
awarded  Tumbleweed