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  1. #1
    Jun 2004

    Running RAID 1; One HD just died..what to do?

    Well, in my mirrored setup, one has gone bad. What steps should I take to replace the dead HD with a new one? I have the new one with me right now.

    By replacing the HD, would I be breaking my RAID setup, which would result in the loss of all of my data?

    or would I just need to replace the dead HD with a new identical drive, and it will work right away?...

    Thanks for your help guys

  2. #2
    Dec 2001

    Re: Running RAID 1; One HD just died..what to do?

    Just replace the bad drive. Then turn the system ON and you should see, during post, a series of prompts leeding you through the steps to rebuild the array.

  3. #3
    Dec 2001
    Lodoss, the cursed island

    Re: Running RAID 1; One HD just died..what to do?

    The rebuild process might take quite a while to complete depending on the speed of the disks. During the rebuild try not to access the data on the array as the performance will be low due to both disks being busy. Also if you don't have a hardware raid controller, the process will consume quite a bit of cpu cycles. However if your system is equipped with multiple cores, then it shouldn't be a problem.

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