0 Replies Latest reply on Nov 19, 2009 7:38 AM by doyama

    Raid 1 array constantly needs to 'verify'

    doyama

      Hello

       

      I've set up a RAID 1 array and it was ok at first. However I am noticing now that every 2-3 weeks or so, it needs to verify the data. On a 1.5TB array this takes a long time and takes up a lot of resources. It's pretty fustrating and I'm not sure if it's the chipset that is causing the fault, or if its maybe the disks themselves that are causing the issue. Is there any way to determine which is the culprit? The logs from Intel are somewhat lacking in why the paticular failure occured just that it needs to 'verify'.

       

      I recently rebuilt to Windows 7 but it's still happening. Ironically I went to Windows 7 from XP in some vain hope this would be fixed

       

      Any help or assistance would be appreciated. I've attached the Intel Storage Matirix Report for reference

       

       

      System Information

       

      Kit Installed: 8.9.0.1023
      Kit Install History: 8.9.0.1023, Uninstall
      Shell Version: 8.9.0.1023

      OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise
      OS Version: 6.1.7600  Build 7600

       

      System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
      System Model: P5K-E
      Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU    Q6600  @ 2.40GHz
      BIOS Version/Date: American Megatrends Inc. 0703   , 09/12/2007

       

      Language: ENU

      Intel RAID Controller: Intel(R) ICH8R/ICH9R/ICH10R/DO/PCH SATA RAID Controller
      Number of Serial ATA ports: 6

      RAID Option ROM Version: 7.5.0.1017
      Driver Version: 8.9.0.1023
      RAID Plug-In Version: 8.9.0.1023
      Language Resource Version of the RAID Plug-In: 8.9.0.1023
      Create Volume Wizard Version: 8.9.0.1023
      Language Resource Version of the Create Volume Wizard: 8.9.0.1023
      Create Volume from Existing Hard Drive Wizard Version: 8.9.0.1023
      Language Resource Version of the Create Volume from Existing Hard Drive Wizard: 8.9.0.1023
      Modify Volume Wizard Version: 8.9.0.1023
      Language Resource Version of the Modify Volume Wizard: 8.9.0.1023
      Delete Volume Wizard Version: 8.9.0.1023
      Language Resource Version of the Delete Volume Wizard: 8.9.0.1023
      ISDI Library Version: 8.9.0.1023
      Event Monitor User Notification Tool Version: 8.9.0.1023
      Language Resource Version of the Event Monitor User Notification Tool: 8.9.0.1023
      Event Monitor Version: 8.9.0.1023

      Array_0000
      Status: Initializing
      Hard Drive Data Cache Enabled: Yes
      Size: 2794.5 GB
      Free Space: 0 GB
      Number of Hard Drives: 2
      Hard Drive Member 1: ST31500341AS
      Hard Drive Member 2: ST31500341AS
      Number of Volumes: 1
      Volume Member 1: 15TBRAID1

      15TBRAID1
      Status: Verifying and Repairing: 60% complete
      Verification Errors: No errors found
      Blocks with Media Errors: No errors found
      System Volume: No
      Volume Write-Back Cache Enabled: Yes
      RAID Level: RAID 1 (mirroring)
      Size: 1397.2 GB
      Physical Sector Size: 512 Bytes
      Logical Sector Size: 512 Bytes
      Number of Hard Drives: 2
      Hard Drive Member 1: ST31500341AS
      Hard Drive Member 2: ST31500341AS
      Parent Array: Array_0000

      Hard Drive 0
      Usage: Array member
      Status: Normal
      Device Port: 1
      Device Port Location: Internal
      Current Serial ATA Transfer Mode: Generation 2
      Model: ST31500341AS
      Serial Number: 9VS268PM
      Firmware: CC1H
      Native Command Queuing Support: Yes
      Hard Drive Data Cache Enabled: Yes
      Size: 1397.2 GB
      Physical Sector Size: 512 Bytes
      Logical Sector Size: 512 Bytes
      Number of Volumes: 1
      Volume Member 1: 15TBRAID1
      Parent Array: Array_0000

      Hard Drive 1
      Usage: Array member
      Status: Normal
      Device Port: 2
      Device Port Location: Internal
      Current Serial ATA Transfer Mode: Generation 2
      Model: ST31500341AS
      Serial Number: 9VS268QP
      Firmware: CC1H
      Native Command Queuing Support: Yes
      Hard Drive Data Cache Enabled: Yes
      Size: 1397.2 GB
      Physical Sector Size: 512 Bytes
      Logical Sector Size: 512 Bytes
      Number of Volumes: 1
      Volume Member 1: 15TBRAID1
      Parent Array: Array_0000