0 Replies Latest reply on Sep 25, 2009 8:59 AM by sloanish

    Intel Matrix Storage Console Raid 5 Questions


      QUESTION 1

      (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?


      QUESTION 2

      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
      Intel Matrix Storage Manager version

      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

      Would not work - search for "

      Intel Matrix Storage Console does not show all drives" to see image there.