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My raid card came the other day. I initialized it with the 7200 hitachi and 3 wd green drives in a raid5 configuration. Configuration went fine albeit being slow. I ran some initial tests in hd tune. I did a "quick scan" error scan in hdtune and it returned all green. I have some data transferring to it and am going to do a FULL error scan in hdtune after i get the data on it. I also plan to let the drives sit for a while before i format the data on the old drives and add them to the raid in order to make sure i won't have any of the green drives being dropped from the array.

My question is, what kinds of things should i should test/look for/do to make sure the raid is going to perform properly before i wipe the old drives and add them in?


Here are some tests i ran on the raid array. They are all plugged into one esata port through the raid enclosure's port multiplier:






Edited by pmaster - 4/13/11 at 11:22pm
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My raid card came the other day. I initialized it with the 7200 hitachi and 3 wd green drives in a raid5 configuration. Configuration went fine albeit being slow. I ran some initial tests in hd tune. I did a "quick scan" error scan in hdtune and it returned all green. I have some data transferring to it and am going to do a FULL error scan in hdtune after i get the data on it. I also plan to let the drives sit for a while before i format the data on the old drives and add them to the raid in order to make sure i won't have any of the green drives being dropped from the array.

My question is, what kinds of things should i should test/look for/do to make sure the raid is going to perform properly before i wipe the old drives and add them in?


Here are some tests i ran on the raid array. They are all plugged into one esata port through the raid enclosure's port multiplier:
I won't lie to you, it's looking pretty good. You have a nice sustained rate there, even though it is pretty slow lol, but you don't really need speed. I guess after running HDTune the only thing you can do is sit back and pray that they don't fall out of the array.

Download Intel Rapid storage technology, and if you can, have it run in the background. It gives you various options to perform maintenance, and observation such as verifying and repairing disk permissions etc. It also allocates your information in such a way so as to prevent fragmentation. I think that is very valuable especially with such a large array.

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