“Some users have reported that they experienced random drive failures after installing Intel® Matrix Storage Manager version 8.9.”
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I see this too randomly.. particularly with usage/access occuring heavily on those drives such as during a backup and i try to access another application using data on that array. I'm using v8.9 too since when i tried about 3 different versions of 9.x i had issues with my win 7 x64 system and sound card crackling and i seem to recall even that version was having rebuild all the time issues with the arrays. seemed like interrupt/multitask or possibly x64 problem.
Im using 6 1.5TB seagate 7200.11's (latest firmware they really ony patched this once my drives came preloaded). I have two arrays, Raid 0 and Raid 1 (on 2 drives), and two other arrays raid 10, and raid 5 on the other 4 drives. The raid 10 and raid 5 (ports 3-6) usually are what have the port 3 fail. I shutdown, disconnect that drive. reboot (it then says degraded). I shutdown again, reconnect, reboot. it says rebuilding. This last time it failed during rebuild, so i'm trying it again now...
I'm using almost latest version of gigabyte GA-p55a-ud6 motherboard Bios. They have a beta out there now to fix SSD, but i feelt hat is probably unrelated to ICH10 (suspect its for C300 6/gbs and the micron chip) which i'm also using for boot drive. I had this problem though even when i had standard 3/GBs drive for my boot drive. Also in my system but i feel is unrelated is an LSI 6/gbs raid controller since this issue has happened all along even without that.
I'm probably going to try the 10.1 drivers once i get a clean rebuild. and hope the sound crackling doesnt happen with that version like 9.
I'd be curious if anyone else has tried the december 10.x drivers and is running well on win7x64?
I am very sorry, to post this so late! I have - so it looks - made an error
posting my results and the post is just not here!!
After I recognized, that Intel released a newer version, I gave it a try.
Just everything is ok now and the error disappeared!!
NB:I am using the new 10.x version on "Windows Server 2008 R2" [x64]
i just replaced the entire RAID after a drive failure last month. that was with an older version of the Storage Manager, and the drives were all about 4 years old, so it was nothing out of the ordinary.
however, upon upgrading the drives i updated the Storage Manager to 8.9 and got hit with a "failed disk" message this morning. i'm glad i saw this posting though - installing a different version to fix this is a welcome thought!
question: do i still need to rebuild the volume that 8.9 indicates was failed? when do i install the different version? basically i need to know how can i get back to work quickly without risking problems?
no worries at all. it's all working now!
first i marked the failed drive as ok. then i took the safe approach and waited it out to rebuild the RAID (it took nearly 2 days with only 400GB of data!). after this was complete, i installed version 8 and everything is happy, including me!