(also posted to Ask an Expert weith no response in 6 weeks)
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?
If I right click on the volumes and select Verify Volumes Data I get the message "This volume is not initialized. The volume must be initialized ... Do you want to?"
Well I have already done that.
Will re-doing it cause any data loss?
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 18.104.22.1683
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
Attachment - Attachment Intel Matrix Storage Manager.jpg
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