Help please for a novice. I have a RAID 1 setup (redundancy on two seperate hard drives) on my desktop and one of the drives failed. Hard Drive 1 failed and I replaced it. After replacing the failed drive with the new drive, the screen comes up showing the following:
Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A06
Dell System Dimension XPS Series
BIOS version A06
Drive 1 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-1
Intel (R) Application Accelerator RAID Option ROM v220.127.116.1111
ID Name Level Strip Size Status Bootable
0 RAID_Volume 1 RAID1(Mirror) N/A 149.0GB Degraded Yes
Port Drive Model Serial # Size Type/Status(Vol ID)
0 WDC WD5000AAKX-0 WD-WCAYUV693631 465.7GB Non-Raid Disk
2 ST3160023AS 5MT1ANNJ 149.0GB Member Disk (0)
Press <CTRL-I> to enter Configuration Utility..........
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility
Ok...what I did. I got the same error message before I replace the drive but the Port 0 was the same make and size as the Port 2 hard drive. I have a feeling that I need to set up the Port 2 hard drive as the Port 1 hard drive but, I don't want to lose the data that is on my remaining hard drive which is currently the Port 2.
I do get to the setup utility but am not sure what to do next to get this fixed. Could it be so simple as to swapping the mounting position of the two hard drives? Just plug the cable from the old remaining hard drive into the new hard drive and the cable that is now plugged into the new hard drive into the old? Did not want to try it without some expert confirmation.
I do know that the new hard drive is the same speed but that the excess size is useless.....I could not find a smaller one.
Moving the hard drives between ports is a valid troubleshooting step, certainly.
Be aware that you should be able to boot your system even without connecting the new WD-WCAYUV693631. A RAID 1 volume should be functional even with a missing member.