1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 25, 2009 10:27 AM by sloanish

    Intel Matrix Storage Console does not show all drives

    sloanish

      This is the problem behind buying the latest in technology, in this case 3 1.5 TB drives

      I cannot see all three drives due to using a GUID Partition Table (GPT) (raid5 2.8 TB)

      In the simple view I see only PORT 2 and PORT 3 yet there is also a drive on PORT 4

      How will I know if one drive fails? There is no boot message saying all is OK

      Will the GUID Partition Table (GPT) make it difficult to insert a new drive (assuming I know it is failing) and have it be rebuilt?

      Is it normal not to see the Ctrl I Intel Storage Manager BIOS option when I boot?

       

      Details

      I have a HP WS XW4600 workstation running XP 64bit with a 150 Gig Seagate drive that I boot from. It is on PORT 0

      I have three 1.5 Terabyte WDC WD15EADS green drives in a RAID 5 volume called raiddata on PORT 2,3 and 4

      I have them formatted as one 2.794 terabyte volume.

      I used Computer Management -> Disk Management to convert the Drive from the displayed 2 TB and .8 TB partitions to one 2.794 terabyte volume.

      The disk now has a GUID Partition Table (GPT)

      The workstation has a ICH9R SATA Controller

      Intel(R) 82801IR Intel(R) I/O Controller Hub (ICH9R) SATA Controller found in RAID mode
      ICH8R/ICH9R/ICH10R/DO/PCH SATA RAID CONTROLLER
      Intel Matrix Storage Manager version 8.9.0.1023

      Hard Drive Data Cache is enabled.

      Enable Advanced performance is not enabled.

      Raiddata driver is shown as Microsoft 10/1/2002 version 5.2.3790.1830