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Forum discussion tagged with raid.
  1. V

    Question Is it possible Expanding my NAS SHR Storage

    I have a Synology 4-BAY disk station (DS416J) that I want to add more drives to but I'm confused if that's possible. I'm currently out of space on my 8TB RED Drive and I want to add an 18TB red drive to expand the storage. The raid type is SHR. (without data protection.) Is this possible without...
  2. M

    [SOLVED] Help to understand what is the difference between AHCI and RST

    I'm trying to dual boot between windows and Linux mint on my notebook, but every time I go to install Linux mint it says that I need to disable the intel RST technology and switch to AHCI in the bios, but there's a problem, I'm using an NVMe SSD 512 gb M.2 2280 Intel Optane storage. Can I switch...
  3. slawson2000

    Question Gigabyte B560M and PERC 710P - compatible?

    I am trying to install a PERC 710P into a B560M DS3H V2 motherboard, 10400T CPU. When the card is installed the computer with the default bios settings., it will not boot, I get no bios, or no card bios options. Just a blank screen. I want to run a raid 6 for storage and keep the OS on the...
  4. Question Tried to Replace SSD in Degraided Raid 1, now both drives "Offline Members"

    Thank you in advance for your help. I confess, I know only enough about computers to be dangerous! A friend of mine set up a SuperMicro server for me years ago. I use it for media and file storage. The setup is a Centos 7 OS installed across a 2-SSD drive Raid 1 array, and then I have 4 platter...
  5. jsteven138

    [SOLVED] RAID and HDDs setup for Torrents

    I have the following Setup x570 Aorus Master 5900X G.Skill Trident Z 64 GB 3600 CL18 Samsung 980 Pro 2 TB Corsair iCUE 5000X Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold And I want to upgrade space in order to improve torrenting, I was checking and found that using RAID was a great idea to improve...
  6. S

    Question Raid 5 Enclosure (10gb) Recommendations

    Hello, I am working with Windows 10 Laptop that doesn't have a Thunderbolt port. I am looking for a RAID enclosure with the following characteristics: • Diskless - Enclosure only. • 5 Bay Enclosure (SATA HDD) • 10gb USB-C interface (USB 3.1 Gen 2 \ USB 3.2). • Supports at least 14TB per...
  7. S

    [SOLVED] Raid 1 for video file storage

    Hello everyone, I am making videos for youtube. I record games, upload them to youtube and store them on my hard drive. Youtube keeps the videos, but I feel safer if I still have the videos in case youtube would delete my videos ir was shut down or we are in a war and there is no more internet...
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    [SOLVED] ASUS Z690 RAID not seen in Windows

    Just upgrading to the ASUS PRIME Z690-P-WIFI D4. I have a set of 4 SATA drives from my old system configured in RAID 10. The UEFI BIOS shows it as a RAID storage and in the firmware update tool it can read from the drive but it does not show up in Windows 10 - not even in the Disk Management...
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    [SOLVED] Is RAID 0 really that unreliable these days?

    I know about the risks to be had with RAID 0 and their benefits, but most articles, videos, threads, etc. that I find are from 5+ years ago when things were quite different in the tech world for storage. Also I think most media covering RAID 0 is obligated to talk about it being unreliable, so...
  10. D

    [SOLVED] Using RAID 1 NVMe PCIe SSDs for Windows 11 Boot

    Is it possible to use two NVMe PCIe SSDs in a RAID 1 pair (using Intel RST on the motherboard) as a boot device on Windows 11 (Pro)? The SSDs: Kingston KC2500 1.95 TB Solid State Drive - M.2 2280 Internal - PCI Express NVMe (PCI Express NVMe 3.0 x4) They are working fine as drive D in Raid 1...
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    [SOLVED] Recovering data from a faulty HDD & choosing a replacement solution (+ what's the longest a drive has lasted you?)

    Hi folks, I have a few questions around a specific hardware situation. In short: (1) I have an old HDD suspected to be dead and whose data I'm looking to recover if possible, and (2) I'm trying to decide on a storage solution with which to replace it. To preface, I've read the pinned threads in...
  12. N

    Question Problems with booting, says I need RAID?

    Hello, Recently when I turn my computer on it boot cycles once (I believe it's boot cycling, it sort of does a mini restart when loading windows) then comes up with the picture attached. When I press F1 I go into the BIOS, even if I don't change any settings and just save and reset the computer...
  13. Microfiche

    [SOLVED] Help to upgrade RAID 1 disks?

    Figured someone here might be able to point me in the right direction? I have 2 x 2 TB Seagate IronWolf 2TB NAS drives set up in RAID 1 on a Highpoint RocketRAID 62x SATA Controller. I have had zero issues with it in the last 4½ years and it is currently healthy. They are installed in a Windows...
  14. Jwulf1092

    Question Doing a BMR on Windows server 2019

    I have a Dell PE 2950. I have a RAID 50 built with six 600GB drives. The 2019 OS is installed on the RAID 50, on 1 partition. I have a USB 4TB drive connected with my BMR files saved to it. I do rename each BMR as I make it. I am trying to launch a BMR recovery. If I use the 2019 USB OS install...
  15. Iver Hicarte

    [SOLVED] What is a RAID Setup?

    Good day, As the title says, what is a RAID setup when it comes to storage configuration, I have been reading a lot of about this online but I just can't seem to understand the techy gobbledygook, can someone please provide an answer in "English"? An answer that can be easily understood and at...
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    Question Gigabyte B550I Aorus Pro AX / AMD Ryzen 5600X. Won't work with one M.2 nVME SSD and four SATA-III HDDs?

    Sorry in advance for the long post, but I want y'all to have all the info. It's not like I'm a newbie to this -- been building PCs since the late 1980s. So I've done all of the basic troubleshooting stuff, of course. And all of the advanced stuff I can think of, or glean from a Google search...
  17. D

    [SOLVED] Raid Options

    I want to setup a 2 disk NAS box. I don't want to do a raid 0, If one fails its all gone. I also dont want to do a Raid 1, I lose half the space. Is there any option to do a raid with 2 disk and distributed parity. The specs im thinking on are below. A 4 bay nas is out of my budget. The current...
  18. Abolfazl SM

    [SOLVED] Using gsata 3 sata connectors on Gigabyte ga-p61a-d3

    I have 3 HDDs for data and an SSD for system all connected to four sata2 sata connectors on my mainboard and I want to add 2 more HDDs whilst two gsata3 sata connectors are available. The manual says those gsata3 connectors are for raid configuration and I dont know anything about raid nor I...
  19. SparkyTech934

    [SOLVED] Understanding RAID 5 and Disk Failures

    Hello everyone! I'm in the process of deploying a new server (running Windows Server 2019) that I plan to host multiple VMs on. I have a RAID and/or Intel RST related question I was hoping someone could help me with. Before I get too far, let me break down the key storage specs of the server...
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    Question RAM/Bios Problem(s)

    My girlfriend is having RAM problems, her Corsair RGB Vengeance 16gb randomly stopped working without being touched, and I can only get it to boot with 1 stick. The motherboard is an ASUS Maximus Hero VIII. On boot, I get a bios error saying to change the SATA configuration to RAID mode. I...
  21. SparkyTech934

    [SOLVED] Debating HDD Setup for New Server

    Hey everyone! I'd love to hear some ideas/opinions about what I've got going on as I prepare to deploy a server for the first time, specifically about storage setup I'm looking at storage solutions for my newly purchased (used) HP Z640 Workstation. I got it for $360 with the following specs...
  22. C

    [SOLVED] RAID for Home Based NAS

    Hi all, Apologies if this is an over done question, but I figured that asking would get me the best info. I have a Seagate 4-bay NAS, currently it is running in JBOD with a 1tb, 4tb, 4tb and 2tb. Totaling to 11tb of space. I recently bought a 6tb and a 3tb HDD that I want to replace the 1 and...
  23. elien90

    Question SSD recognized in BIOS but it doesn’t appear in Device Manager nor Disk management…

    Hello… I have a Crucial MX500 2.5 SSD and I wanted to install it as a second storage. It’s 1tb. I know that my motherboard is compatible with it, I tried every sata port, it appears without any trouble in BIOS in any sata port. When I want to initialize it it doesn’t appear in Device manager nor...
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    Question Does Windows Server know when drive in raid fails?

    Hello, I would like to know if Windows server 2008 is able to detect that one of the the drives in Raid has failed. If not, is there a way for the Raid to communicate about failure? Beeping or email, anything. I'm using Windows server 2008 Old HP desktop server with ORCA v8.20.60.00 Any help...
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    [SOLVED] Seagate 4-Bay NAS Shutting down at random

    HI All, I recently got a Seagate 4 Bay NAS. I am running it in JBOD. I currently have a 1Tb + 4tb + 4tb + 2 tb in it. Everything was running fine until I added the 2tb drive. Now it randomly shuts off after about 10 mins and the only way to turn it on is to unplug it at the wall and plug it...
  26. R

    [SOLVED] Raid Help

    Hello All! I am new to the forum and would like to get some opinions on different routes I should go. I'll try to keep this condensed as possible without leaving out too many details. I recently started with a company and was tasked with looking over a server that was being looked over by...
  27. TitusPullo

    [SOLVED] RAID drives now unreadable??

    So I have two Seagate HDDs, both identical, set up as RAID drives on a Netgear ReadyNAS for backup purposes. It worked great for two years, then recently crapped out. I cannot access the ReadyNAS at all and it may well be that piece of hardware is toast. So I figured I would plug the HDDs into a...
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    [SOLVED] Can Disabling RAID Kill a Hard Drive?

    I just built a new computer for a user at work and after building it all the components showed up properly in the BIOS. I set up RAID 1 between two samsung 1TB NVMe SSDs which worked fine but when I tried booting to the Windows 10 install USB it just kept booting to the BIOS. I was trying...
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    [SOLVED] Acer Nitro 5 AN515-53 SATA BOOT - AHCI

    When I did a clean installation of windows, I booted it up with ACHI. Later on I did a repair install when I had an update error and believe I also booted it with ACHI. However, when I went into UEFI settings and put everything to default, I noticed my computer would have a startup repair loop...
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    [SOLVED] Windows ReadyBoost on a 10k rpm HDD ?

    I’ll preface this by saying that I’m already aware that SSDs are always faster and sometimes even more economical than HDDs with WRB configured, my purpose for posting this question is out of morbid curiosity. Will Windows 10 and/or 7 allow WRB to be enabled on a USB stick when the OS is...
  31. cognus

    [SOLVED] HP Elite 8200 compatible RAID Card?

    Friends I have a couple of HP Elite 8200 SFF that are very useful hardy older systems, and I'm needing to add-in a RAID card and was thinking of one of the Dell-rebranded LSI cards - . 2 Questions I can't find clean answers to: in the past, HP has been "one to watch out for" in adding...
  32. techflame700

    [SOLVED] Are 2 hard drives in RAID 1 more reliable than 1 SSD?

    I’m currently planning a small long term data archive and I was wondering: are 2 hard drives in RAID 1 more reliable than 1 SSD? No one has really compared these 2 configurations that I could find, so I was wondering if any of y’all have any insight on this. Thanks!
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    [SOLVED] Can I Raid Multiple Partitions across MULTIPLE NVMe Drives?

    I know I can't or shouldn't raid multiple partitions across a SINGLE NVMe drive, but can I or should I raid multiple partitions across MULTIPLE NVMe drives? Here's why: I have tons of music projects/samples/applications etc. but limited funds and NVMe storage space. I have three 2 TB NVMe drives...
  34. cinomadic

    [SOLVED] Removing Drives in RAID 0

    Hello, I bought my computer as a custom workstation from an online store many years ago. I've gotten a new computer and I wish to sell some of the disk drives from the old computer. The 4 Intel DC S3500 Series 800GB SATA III SSD are in RAID0 with a MARVELL controller. They are not the OS drive...
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    [SOLVED] Raid 0 dissapears randomly

    Hi , this problem is making me go crazy, I have 4 WD RED 4TB drives, in Raid 0 arraid, the 4 disks are on a external usb3, 4 bay case. for some reason it works sometimes and then the raid 0 dissapears, the disks are all ok , they appear in device manager and have done pysical tests to them...
  36. HnyBear

    [SOLVED] Intel Rapid Storage Technology or Windows 10 Storage Spaces?

    I've been looking everywhere and can't find any good info on this. I have an Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA motherboard with raid on it. I am planning on setting up a raid 1 between two 14TB WD Ultrastar drives. Would I be better off setting it up via the bios and use Intel RST in windows or use...
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    Question SAS Unconfigured Bad error code 0xc when set to unconfigured good

    I have 1 Drive that has become Unconfigured Bad (Unsupported), there is also a red orangish light at the drive. I want to try to fix this, I have searched many tutorial, like here: https://support.siliconmechanics.com/portal/en/kb/articles/recovering-foreign-unconfigured-bad-drives but in that...
  38. sds20020024

    [SOLVED] What to do if HBA or motherboard fails in a zfs array?

    The title pretty much says it all. I was wondering what would happen to a software raid zfs array in freenas if the sata controller on the motherboard or an HBA the drives were connected to happened to fail. Would it be as simple as replacing the HBA or the motherboard and everything will...
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    Question Can you return old RAID 1 disks(and keep all the files on them) to Windows Server machine if restoring to new disks fails?(basically migrating)

    Hi there, I'm looking for some help regarding RAID 1 and migration to bigger disks. Here is the thing. I have to migrate Dell PowerEdge T30 disks that are in RAID 1 to new and bigger disks. From what I understand the process should be fairly easy. I've done it as a test already, but I don't...
  40. Z

    [SOLVED] Switching existing AHCI system to RAID 1

    Hello everyone, I am completely new to RAID and some of it is still a bit unclear to me, I was hoping someone could enlighten me. Due to two mechanical drive failures in the past 3 years resulting in loss of data, I decided to switch to RAID-1 on my main storage drive. I bought the exact same...