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Raplacing a Mirrored SATA RAID Drive

By Susu ·
I have a client with a Foxconn 865A01-G-6EKRS motherboard. This board has an onboard SATA RAID controller. It was originally set up with two drives in a Mirrored array. One of the drives failed, so I went to replace it. The problem is that the RAID configuration only gives four options:

1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
4. Exit

All but "Exit" warn of data loss if I continue. How do I get the new disk into the array without loosing the data on the good disk?

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by Susu In reply to Raplacing a Mirrored SATA ...

Here are the contents of the screen:

Intel(R) RAID for Serial ATA - RAID Configuration Utility
Copyright(C) 2003 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. v3.5.0.2568
[ MAIN MENU ]

1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
4. Exit


[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]

RAID Volumes:
ID Name Level Strip Size Status Bootable
0 pci raid RAID1(Mirror) N/A 149.0GB Degraded Yes
WDC WD1600JD-00H WD-WMAL93626672 Port0 149.0GB Normal
D-WMAL93634849:0 Port0 149.0GB Missing

Non-RAID Disks:
Port Drive Model Serial # Size Status Bootable
1 WDC WD1600JS-00M WD-WCANM2533022 149.0GB Normal Yes

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by overwrked1 In reply to Raplacing a Mirrored SATA ...

Most of these SATA controllers have a Windows utility to re-build the array. When you plug in a new drive the hardware rebuilds it automatically in the background. The Highpoint cards will prompt you to rebuild on a new disk insertion. If the failure is the original boot drive you must rebuild prior to bringing the system up.

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by overwrked1 In reply to

I found this on the FoxConn site, you may need the RAID utility for the OS.
http://www.foxconnchannel.com/productsDownload_motherboard2.cfm?pMotherboard=865A01-G-6EKRS

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Raplacing a Mirrored SATA ...

As this is a RAID HDD all that should be required is to replace the drive and format it up then boot up the system and Windows should rebuild it without a second thought. If you use the RAID setup Utility you WILL delete all the Data on the remaining drive but as the setup that you need is already loaded into Windows it should be a straight forward job in replacing the dead HDD and just working from there.

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