I have a software RAID setup in Windows Server 2003, which recently had a disk go bad. I replaced the disk, and rebuilt the array. Every time I reboot though, it automatically starts rebuilding the array. The resynching slows disk access down to a crawl, so is there a way to stop or pause it. I have 1 RAID 5, and 2 separate Mirrors, and its trying to resynch all 3 arrays at the same time. This basically makes my bootup time over 48 hours! I'd like to postpone the array rebuilds until after I copy all my precious data off it.
Pull the disk out. It's going to provide you the same level of redundancy than an array that's rebuilding anyway (ie none)