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MMast
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology Rebuilds Wrong Volume when Drive Inserted

I am running Intel Rapid Storage Technology version 11.7.0.1013

I have the following arrays and volumes defined:

Array, name: SATA_Array_0000

Volume, name: System, type: RAID 1

Disk 1, present, size 1TB

Disk 2, missing

Array, name: SATA_Array_0001

Volume, name: Media, type: RAID 1

Disk 1, present, size 2TB

Disk 2, missing

When I insert the missing 2TB disk, Intel RST automatically assigns it to the System volume and starts rebuilding it. I never have the opportunity to specify that it is the Media volume that is to be rebuild.

I cannot remove the 2TB disk from the System volume (where it does NOT belong) and assign it to the Media volume (where it DOES belong).

Ugh....

Here are some more gory detials:

System Report

System Information

OS name: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

OS version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 7601

System name: HOMESRV3

System manufacturer: Supermicro

System model: X8SAX

Processor: GenuineIntel Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5 2.668 GHz

BIOS: American Megatrends Inc., 1.0c

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise Information

Kit installed: 11.7.0.1013

User interface version: 11.7.0.1013

Language: English (United States)

RAID option ROM version: 8.9.1.1002

Driver version: 11.7.0.1013

ISDI version: 11.7.0.1013

Storage System Information

RAID Configuration

Array Name: SATA_Array_0000

Size: 1,907,739 MB

Available space: 3 MB

Number of volumes: 1

Volume member: System

Number of array disks: 2

Array disk: 5YD32SDR

Array disk: 6VPGQJQ0

Disk data cache: Enabled

Array Name: SATA_Array_0001

Size: 3,815,457 MB

Available space: 3 MB

Number of volumes: 1

Volume member: Media

Number of array disks: 2

Array disk: 5YD357GH

Array disk: 5YD340K9:1

Disk data cache: Enabled

Volume name: System

Status: Normal

Type: RAID 1

Size: 953,867 MB

System volume: Yes

Data stripe size: 64 KB

Write-back cache: Disabled

Initialized: Yes

Parity errors: 54

Blocks with media errors: 0

Physical sector size: 512 Bytes

Logical sector size: 512 Bytes

Volume name: Media

Status: Degraded

Type: RAID 1

Size: 1,907,726 MB

System volume: No

Data stripe size: 64 KB

Write-back cache: Disabled

Initialized: Yes

Parity errors: 0

Blocks with media errors: 0

Physical sector size: 512 Bytes

Logical sector size: 512 Bytes

Hardware Information

Controller name: Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller

Type: SATA

Mode: RAID

Number of SATA ports: 6

Number of volumes: 2

Volume: System

Volume: Media

Number of spares: 0

Number of available disks: 0

Rebuild on Hot Plug: Disabled

Manufacturer: 32902

Model number: 10274

Product revision: 0

Direct attached disk: 5YD32SDR

Direct attached disk: 6VPGQJQ0

Direct attached disk: 5YD357GH

Direct attached disk: 5YD340K9:1

Disk on Controller 0, Port 1

Status: Normal

Type: SATA disk

Location type: Internal

Usage: Array disk

Size: 1,863 GB

System disk: No

Disk data cache: Enabled

Command queuing: NCQ

SATA transfer rate: 3 Gb/s

Model: ST2000DL003-9VT166

Serial number: 5YD32SDR

SCSI device ID: 1

Firmware: CC32

Physical sector size: 512 Bytes

Logical sector size: 512 Bytes

Disk on Controller 0, Port 2

Status: Normal

Type: SATA disk

Location type: Internal

Usage: Array disk

Size: 932 GB

System disk: No

Disk data cache: Enabled

Command queuing: NCQ

SATA transfer rate: 3 Gb/s

Model: ST31000524AS

Serial number: 6VPGQJQ0

SCSI device ID: 2

Firmware: JC4B

Physical sector size: 512 Bytes

Logical sector size: 512 Bytes

Disk on Controller 0, Port 4

Status: Normal

Type: SATA disk

Location type: Internal

Usage: Array disk

Size: 1,863 GB

System disk: No

Disk data cache: Enabled

Command queuing: NCQ

SATA transfer rate: 3 Gb/s

Model: ST2000DL003-9VT166

Serial number: 5YD357GH

SCSI device ID: 4

Firmware: CC32

Physical sector size: 512 Bytes

Logical sector size: 512 Bytes

Disk on Controller 255, Port Unknown

Status: Missing

Type: Unknown disk

Location type: Unknown

Usage: Array disk

Size: 0 GB

System disk: No

Disk data cache: Enabled

Command queuing: None

SATA transfer rate: Unknown Gb/s

Model:

Serial number: 5YD340K9:1

SCSI device ID: 255

Firmware:

Physical sector size: 0 Bytes

Logical sector size: 0 Bytes

ATAPI device on Controller 0, Port 0

Location type: Internal

SATA transfer rate: 1.5 Gb/s

Model: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7241S

Serial number: Not Available

Firmware: 1.03

Empty port

Port: 3

Port location: Internal

Empty port

Port: 5

Port location: Internal

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2 Replies
Fred_D_Intel
Employee
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Hi mbmast,

When you installed the new hard drive, you connected it to the SATA port where the previous hard drive of the media volume was connected or you connected it to the SATA port where the hard drive of the system volume was connected?

Thanks!

MMast
Beginner
66 Views

Perhaps.... I didn't pay much attention to which port I was connecting the drive. Are you suggesting that there is port affinity when rebuilding? If so, can that be turned off and can I be asked to which volume the replacement drive should be made part of?

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