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If you think its to do with the Rapid Storage then install and try Matrix Storage Manager 8.8
You did not post the model of the HDD so I will guess its the just seen it in the title ...HD103UI the EcoGreen one these are not recommended for RAID not because they are desktop HDD's but because they try to power down themselves to save power and this is not good for RAID.
Also on your right under “More Like This” take a look at “Disk frequent spin-up and down issues with latest RST technology”.
You may also try RST 126.96.36.1992 this does works on desktop board.
Hi Peter, thanks for your comments they where very useful. I had decided to revert back to the Matrix Storage Manager 188.8.131.523 and driver, as I found my computer almost unusable! Unfortunately my computer BSOD on restart so I'm now waiting for the array to verify , but at least the erratic response seems to have been cured.
I wish I'd seen your comments regarding creating a new power plan in the "Disk frequent spin-up and down issues with latest RST technology" thread first though. That problem does sound just like the issue I was having. After further listening I had perhaps suspected that the drives were being spun up and down, but they're so quiet in my case that it's hard to tell! I'm not sure I want to try upgrading again. Having read the above mentioned posting it also seems that I too perhaps only suffered this issue on resuming from a sleep state, as this is how I leave my computer most of the time.
Do you have any idea why disabling hard disk sleep in the OS seems to solve this issue? Also do you know if the spin-up and down issue is solved in 184.108.40.2062, the release notes don't seem to specifically mention such an issue?
Thanks again, and keep up the good work!
As you said you suffer this issue on resuming from a sleep state its just down to some code not re-setting its self after resume and looping the code to spin-up and down the drive.
Really its best to never idle drives in a RAID anyway and being that sleep powers down the drives anyway why idle them out of sleep in windows if your not using your PC put it to sleep or power off have the drive spin 24/7 is no more unreliable then have them idle for a bit.