Is your Raid Array green? I woulnd’t have done it this way, i would have installed from scratch on a existing raid 5 array. Sorry not having helped you more. But i have to admid that i never had the idea of changing it. There is some difference in the processes where is appears data is never completely written out to the drives on shutdown and therefore they always come back unclean and result in a degraded array. Too easy to loose everything all at once. That looks good to me.
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That looks good to me.
The first time was because of a couple of blue-screen reboots trying to stabalize Vista. The last time was ga-p355c-ds3r the power connector on one of the drives was accidently unplugged. Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members.
As far as i understand, you did a migration from stand alone to Raid 5. Results 1 to 6 of 6.
Firstly, is this expected behaviour for ga-p35c-ds3e mainboard and the ICH9 controller in general? Greetings Just about my specs: Is your Raid Array green? Copyright c Tweak Town Pty Ltd. Join Date Aug Posts The time now is Too easy to loose everything all at once.
Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R – motherboard – ATX – LGA775 Socket – P35
Join Date Sep Posts 5. This would occur on each shutdown attempt.
Still, the system is usable without write-back, which is better than some on here and I generally like the capabilities of the DS3R board. Strangely it is after a restart.
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I understand that you want squeeze all out of your system but i think this Writecache Setting is maybe too experimental and should be used with caution. I just took a look at my settings and you won’t beleave it: I can remember having read something about disabling writecache especially on raid configs, but I lost the exact context about it.
For the taid, the system is stock standard with no overclocking. The system should be stable when in a RAID 5 array using Write-back cache, and it isn’t at all, at least following a shutdown.
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Makes for a bad day. I woulnd’t have done it this way, i would have installed from scratch on a existing raid 5 array.
On commanding a shutdown the system would exit windows but fail to power down, and on resetting one HDD would be reported as failed and the array as degraded. But i have to admid that i never had the idea of changing it. After much tweaking it seems that the system is stable ONLY if the Intel Matrix Manager is the same version number as the raid firmware currently 7. What does the Intel Storage screen say at boot up? Sorry not having helped you more. As for migrating to a RAID5 array, I had the system dual booting between various versions of windows until I settled on trying Vista We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Actually this was an easy as advertised and apart from the RAID problems I’d give Intel a big tick for the ease of use of the matix solution. While I understand the potential problems of data loss on unexpected power failure if using write-back cache I would still like this as an option that doesn’t result in multi-hour rebuilds after every shutdown.
There is some difference in the processes where is appears data is never completely written out to the drives on shutdown and therefore they always come back unclean and result in a degraded array. I got all of my initial problems resolved that caused the blue screens and everything is stable as a rock.