2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 30, 2011 12:44 PM by evlap

    Intel Storage RAID5. What does "Initialize" do?


      Hi All,

      I've installed RAID5 with 3 disks using Intel Rapid Storage. The  volume got created fine and I am able to use it. I noticed, however,  that "Initialized" field says "No" and there is an "Initialize" command  next to it.

      Question is: am I required to perform the initialization to enable  RAID5 protection? Or initialization is only required to restore volume  consistency after ungraceful shutdown, etc...?

      I would imagine that RAID5 redundancy is active from the time the volume is created, but still want to be sure.