I have had some recent problems with port 1 in a RAID5 made of 3X1Tb seagates placed on Port 0 to 2. It is connected to an on board controller. Although the console reports the disk as being faulty, this the 2nd on the same port in a short while. Before and for 18 months the system was working flawlessly! So I was thinking of moving the HD to another port to see if it solves the problems. so I have several questions that no forums seemed to have answered:
Thank you for your advice. I do not want to kill all my data (even the best back-up never restores it all).
actually I may be on the wrong thread but could not find any other.
I am using an Intel Driver (ICHR8R -> ICHR10R/DO/ PCH SATA RAID version 126.96.36.1993), but the M/B is a Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 (rev 1.0). Processor is an Intel i7 though.
Yes you are able to move RAID on different ports that are Intel ports with some M/B BIOS you need to set like "SATA Port0-3 Native Mode" to enable.
It is only important for the drives to be in order should the RAID fail (not degraded as this is recoverable by RST) in that software many recover a failed RAID if possible.