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How can I tell which hdd in the raid setup mirror is the degraded hdd. Once I found out which one it is does that mean that hdd is totally done?
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I dont have a lot of experience with RAIDs but I see a couple of options here.
1. If its your sig rig, is there an onboard diagnostic at the BIOS level? If so that should do the individual drives independently.
2. You can run a chkdsk, i believe but am not sure if it will read them seperately. To do this use the command prompt and enter Chkdsk C: /x /r Using those / commands will require it to run on restart, but it will also try to repair the damage
3. If the manufacturer of the drives has an integrity tool you can test with use that.

Not sure if those will work with RAID, but it cant hurt to try.
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thanks any other ideas
it is actually on an intel extreme board 775 socket that is my stepdads though
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on an intel board, if you are using the Intel Rapid Storage Tools, it should not only tell you which one, but give you the serial number of the affected drive so you can find it in your array.
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