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NSo1
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Intel Matrix Storage - Raid 0 - Re-install a re-formatted old drive

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I was inherited an old Windows XP Home computer with 2 x 160GB drives in Raid-0 configuration with Intel Matrix Storage (Storage Console version 5.5.1.0.1022). The controller is Intel 82801GR/GH SATA RAID Controller. I am total new to RAID-0 on a PC, so please forgive me if I ask some stupid questions.

First of all attached is the picture of screenshots I captured from the Storage Console.

Recently a drive was removed from the pc and it was re-formatted (it has 2 partitions and the partitions are still there). My questions are:

1. if I re-insert the drive back to where it used to be and boot up the computer, will it rebuild the mirror on this reformatted drive automatically? Will it cause damage to the "good" drive that still in the computer? Where can I find instruction to do this (if any)?

2. Instead of reuse the old drive, if I buy a new one and insert it into the computer, do I need to partition it first? Any difference whether I partition it or not?

3. Can I replace the drive with bigger capacity? Will this affect the overall performance?

Thanks.

Newman

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Silvia_L_Intel1
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Hello Newmanso, first of all, I would need to inform you that this platform is not longer being supported, however I can give you some recommendations and steps you would need to follow.

According to the pictures, it looks like you have a RAID 1 on you system, which means that once you rebuilt the RAID, the information on the working hard drive will be copied on the new or the formatted hard drive.

When you insert a new drive, sometimes the rebuild is not done automatically, it needs a user action, therefore you would need to right click on the new hard drive and choose add to this drive or rebuild to this drive.

 

The following picture is only an example

 

A Raid 1 is a mirrored, which means that if you have a 100 GB hard drive and another one is 50GB, the Raid will take only 50 GB from the first HD and you will lose the rest. We always recommend using identical hard drives, same speed, same size and same model number.

 

The following link contains the User's manual http://download.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/8_x_raid_ahci_users_manual.pdf http://download.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/8_x_raid_ahci_users_manual.pdf

Also, there is a new version of the software (8.9.0.1023) in case that you would like to download it.

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=17882&ProdId=3136&lang=eng&OSVersion... https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=17882&ProdId=3136&lang=eng&OSVersion...

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Silvia_L_Intel1
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Hello Newmanso, first of all, I would need to inform you that this platform is not longer being supported, however I can give you some recommendations and steps you would need to follow.

According to the pictures, it looks like you have a RAID 1 on you system, which means that once you rebuilt the RAID, the information on the working hard drive will be copied on the new or the formatted hard drive.

When you insert a new drive, sometimes the rebuild is not done automatically, it needs a user action, therefore you would need to right click on the new hard drive and choose add to this drive or rebuild to this drive.

 

The following picture is only an example

 

A Raid 1 is a mirrored, which means that if you have a 100 GB hard drive and another one is 50GB, the Raid will take only 50 GB from the first HD and you will lose the rest. We always recommend using identical hard drives, same speed, same size and same model number.

 

The following link contains the User's manual http://download.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/8_x_raid_ahci_users_manual.pdf http://download.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/8_x_raid_ahci_users_manual.pdf

Also, there is a new version of the software (8.9.0.1023) in case that you would like to download it.

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=17882&ProdId=3136&lang=eng&OSVersion... https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=17882&ProdId=3136&lang=eng&OSVersion...

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NSo1
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Thanks, Sylvia! Really appreciate your help.

Silvia_L_Intel1
Employee
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You are very welcome!

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