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post #11 of 16
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Ok, Here is my update.

Tried two different sets of SATA cables - Nothing changed.

Tried every combination of hot swap bays - Nothing changed.

Tried the Hdds out of of the system and hooked them up manually - Nothing Changed.

Took them out of the RAID, Deleted them, and Reformatted them, then ran WD Lifeguard Diagnostic tool. Here are the results:

Hdd #1: Passed quick test, Passed Extended Test, and no errors.

Hdd #2: Passed quick test, Passed Extended Test, and no errors.

Even in ACHI mode, one drive shows as a 6g drive, and the other only shows as a 3g drive. Is there a reason for this?

Gonna re-try the RAID array again to see if it is any different.

Thanks!
 
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post #13 of 16
Are your WD drives enterprise or consumer editions? Your everyday caviar black is not supported for raid arrays. They want you to buy the more expensive enterprise editions which are basically the same drive but with raid active. You can setup the consumer editions for raid and they will work, for a while. Most end up failing after time. I made the same mistake when I bought 4 of them thinking I could raid them all.
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Are your WD drives enterprise or consumer editions? Your everyday caviar black is not supported for raid arrays. They want you to buy the more expensive enterprise editions which are basically the same drive but with raid active. You can setup the consumer editions for raid and they will work, for a while. Most end up failing after time. I made the same mistake when I bought 4 of them thinking I could raid them all.

My WD drives are desktop editions. According to WD, they do support desktop drives in RAID 0 or RAID 1. Trying to get help from them. I guess we'll see what happens.
 
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post #15 of 16
Good luck! You may try the forums over there. I see so many different answers to this. Rven WD will contradict the answer by stating that they will run in RAID0 or 1 and then say they won't. I can't afford to take the chance on data loss and am thinking about just getting an SSD and using my drives just for data backup. I'll get much better response then if they are in an array and will only have to worry about losing data if the drive actually fails.
post #16 of 16
have you updated your bios and updated your drivers for the board?

would be nice if you had and SSD so you wouldn't have to be doing this OS thing all over again.

could be a bad board where it you only have (1) 6GB port and the rest are now 3GB ports.

have you ran the intel raid APP to see if you can check the array there?
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