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Can I remove and test hard drive from Raid5 controller without rebuilding?

I have a new PowerEdge T320: Intel Xeon E5-1410 @ 2.8 GHz 16GB Windows Server 2008 r2 configured as Domain Controller Dell PERC S110 Software Raid 4x 7200 rpm 1TB drives configured in Raid5 I have ...
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Windows Server 2008 Software Raid 5 - Data integrity issues

I've got a server running Windows Server 2008 R2, with a (windows native) software raid-5 array. The array consists of 7x 1TB Western Digital RE3 and RE4 drives. I have offline backups of this array. ...
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why does windows 2008 resync software RAID after a power outage?

i had a power outage. before the outage my RAID 5 (4 SATA drives) was fully synced. perhaps I was doing some trivial writes during the poweroutage, but afterwards windows decided it has to do a ...
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Shrink windows server 2008 software raid

I have a windows server 2008 with 5*2TB disks in a windows server software raid 5. I want to shrink the volume down to 3 disks and use the other two disks elsewhere but can't find a guide on how to ...
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Software Raid 5 in Enclosure - Server Crash - Hope?

I'm a software guy. I have inherited a Windows 2008 server that had a 4 disk raid enclosure (one of those Rosewill ones from NewEgg I think) connected to it via eSata. The Windows server was ...
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Rosewill RSV-S5 and it's transferespeeds

I have just bought a Rosewill RSV-S5, I have installed 5x1,5Tb Western Digital Green disks in it. After that have I created a Raid5 on them all with the software that followed with the hardware. Not ...
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RAID 5 setup not being noticed with Windows Server 2008 R2

I have just received a new DELL PowerEdge R310 Server and according to my job I need to set up all 4 500GB drives to run using the RAID 5 configuration. When I go into the controller configuration ...
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Building a Server to host Virtual Machines

I'm looking to put together a server with the base OS as Windows Server 2008 with Hyper V. This machine is a development box that will be hosting multiple VMs for development - test instances of ...
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Overnight SQL Server Full Backup taking 4x longer, everything else slower, RAID problem?

Sql Server on Windows Server 2008: Overnight, fullbackups taking 7-10 hours instead of 1-3 transaction logs taking 4-5 minutes instead of 1 minute Query optimization taking 3x longer I'm feeling ...
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HP E200i Controlller RAID Configuration fon Win2008 Ent, Sql Server, IIS Apps etc need opinion

Actually I run RAID 5 (4 x SAS drives) with Win 2008 Ent(1x host) Win 2008 End(3x guest) Sql Server 2005 Std (on guest) 3 x asp.net applications (on guest) Hyper-V I bought 3 x drives to create ...
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Server 2008 RAID 5 Write Speeds

I recently configured a RAID 5 partition in Server 2008 with 4 RAID 5 disks. These disks are connected through a SATA expansion card that uses PCIe. This morning, I checked and they had finally ...
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Is there a way to add a new drive to the windows software raid 5 volume? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Expand Windows Server 2008 RAID 5 array Hello there! Is there any way to extend my Windows Server 2008 R2 software RAID5 volume by another drive or am I bound to recreate ...
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Server 2008 RAID5 resynching

I built a W2K8 R2 server last weekend, and built a R5 array using Disk Management, 5x 1TB drives. For the next 60 hours the status said 'Resynching (X%)' as it built the array. during this time i did ...