Windows 10: New RAID disk after crash: how to check if the data is mirrored

  1.    02 Nov 2016 #1

    New RAID disk after crash: how to check if the data is mirrored


    Hey everyone, I'm new here so pardon any rookie mistakes. I've searched the forum carefully, but couldn't find the answer.

    Situation: RAID with two 4tb hdds, one hdd crashed just after 6 months of working. Replaced with a new one today.

    Question: how to check if the data is being transfered from one hdd to another right now? Any software that can show process of mirroring at real time?
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    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       02 Nov 2016 #2

    How was the RAID 1 set up? What motherboard do you have? Which SATA ports are the drives connected to?
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  3.    03 Nov 2016 #3

    pbcopter said: View Post
    How was the RAID 1 set up? What motherboard do you have? Which SATA ports are the drives connected to?
    It was setup by computer technician, so I'm afraid I can't answer your question about how it was setup. I could check for info if it's available under some properties tab.
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-K;
    Bios tells me that SATA ports 1 and 2 is occupied by RAID hdds.
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  4.    03 Nov 2016 #4

    pabegimas said: View Post
    It was setup by computer technician, so I'm afraid I can't answer your question about how it was setup. I could check for info if it's available under some properties tab.
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-K;
    Bios tells me that SATA ports 1 and 2 is occupied by RAID hdds.
    Hi there

    easy way first -- Windows (File) explorer should show just 1 HDD.

    Now since you had an HDD failure chances are that most of the data will be on the original HDD that didn't fail -- so the best way IMO is to back this up tro say an external device, re-format the HDD (Windows will only show 1 HDD), and then copy the data back to the HDD.

    The RAID 1 hardware should re-distribute the data creating the striping / index etc etc.
    Unless you have things like LED's to indicate individual HDD usage I'm not sure if there's any easy way of seeing if mirroring is being done properly --I suspect it is though.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5.    03 Nov 2016 #5

    Hi, Jimbo, I've already connected everything back to it's places. All the data was in the hdd that didn't fail. No LEDs on hdd itself. So I guess the only way is to disconnect the new hdd after a couple of days, when info should be already transfered and insert it into another pc in order to check what's on it. Am I right?
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