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RAID 1 disc issue, help!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Chris Hurn, May 14, 2015.

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  1. Chris Hurn

    Chris Hurn Thread Starter

    May 12, 2007
    Hey guys.

    Yesterday I started up my PC (Win8, 64bit), everything was fine. I used it to check emails etc. Came back after lunch and it was a black screen. I restarted, and then suddenly was presented with 'Raid 1 status Verify (in yellow)' on the initial black startup screen. I think it usually says normal, or something to that effect. My friend built this PC for me so I have no idea what any of this really means, and a RAID setup like this was probably not ideal for me, as I have no idea what I'm doing with hardware.

    Anyway so after letting the PC hang for about 10 minutes with the windows logo and the spinning wheel, I finally get the log in screen. Windows started very, very sluggish.

    I went into task manager, and the disc activity under performance was at 100%. I let it sit for a few hours, and now it's sitting at 0% but it will go up to 5% or 10% or more every few seconds or so, it's writing data somewhere.....what is it doing?? Right now my PC seems to be working fine and I am able to work and do heavy processing etc without any problems. I can also copy data on the drive without any delays etc. Could it just be its always writing data as a RAID drive?

    I'm not sure if I should turn my computer off again, because last time it took me a long time to get into windows.

    What's happening here? Do I need to 'verify' the drive somehow? If so how can I do that. I've heard of RAID monotiring software but it wouldn't work for me. My friend said it was a RAID hardware setup in the bios so software to monitor seems to be out of the question. I'm really confused. Right now my PC seems stable, and is acting normal, but if I shut it down I'm worried I will have to repeat this process all over again until it's 'verified' or whatever it needs to do.

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