Hi everyone, first my apologize if this is the wrong section and please, point me out the right one if it is the case.
I have a motherboard Gigabyte with Intel Rapid Storage Technology. I used the RAID software to buildup a RAID 1 to protect sensitive data. The problem is, I'm currently having a problem with one of the drive in the RAID. The drive is not completely failed but experience tells me it will be anytime soon. This said, I do not want to wait for the drive to fail to get a replacement so I would like to break the mirror before the drive fails.
There is an option, in my BIOS that reads : "3. Reset Disks to non-RAID" and my question is, can I use this option to simply break the mirror and present to my windows 7 two disks with the same data? Is is safe to use that option? Is there a chance that I lose my data (which would be unacceptable (doh!))?
I really need some enlightment here as I start to be a bit desperate.
Thanks for your time and support.
If you think that one disk is ready to break, You simply turn off the computer, replace the failed drive with a new disc, turn on the computer, enter the raid configuration and perform rebuild the replaced disk.