[RndTbl] RAID 0

Adam Thompson athompso at athompso.net
Mon May 28 08:02:59 CDT 2018

On May 28, 2018 1:09:45 AM CDT, Trevor Cordes <trevor at tecnopolis.ca> wrote:
>On 2018-05-26 Robert Dyck wrote:
>> didn't know she had 2 drives. In BIOS, the drives are configured for
>> RAID. However, this computer uses Intel Matrix Storage Manager. Not
>If BIOS set to RAID (Intel Matrix) then you definitely can get in to
>the RAID BIOS after the main BIOS does its thing, usually with ^I.
>Just try tapping ^I a ton when any BIOS starts showing on the screen.
>You can also try to set the BIOS-display delays longer in the main
>Also, check boot order and see if Intel RAID is set as the 1st boot
>option.  If it is then for sure you have yourself a Intel RAID 1 there.
>> I don't want to do that, I don't want to stress the failing hard
>> drive. I think everyone on this list knows about failing drives. If
>If you have no reason to suspect the working drive, and it passes diags
>then I wouldn't worry too much, just put a replacement drive in and let
>it rebuild.  If you're really concerned, do a dd image of the drive
>using a linux boot CD or stick, preferably on a test bench system
>without Matrix RAID (or with it off).  But that is more complicated
>than just letting Matrix do its thing.
>> failing drive, and rebuild the mirror-set. So how do I determine that
>> without starting Windows?
>Booting with linux CD/stick will also show you if it's Matrix as it'll
>build a dm-raid for it probably.  In fact, if you want to image the
>drive, best to stop whatever RAID linux sets up for it (mdadm --stop)
>before dd'ing the drive.
>Again, all that is riskier IMHO than just replacing the drive, ^I'ing
>and telling Matrix to rebuild and just rebooting into Windows (it'll be
>dog slow, so be patient).
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Since I can't tell in my mail reader, I assume others can't either, so:

that's Control-I, as in FGH*I*JKL, not a lowercase "ell" or digit one or pipe/bar or... etc.

"I" for *I*ntel, obviously... ;)

Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
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