I have a problem with my RAID1 (Mirror) Array; Last night I replaced my RAID5 array with 2 new 1TB WD raid drives in RAID1, formatted with Windows7x64 and installed Intel Rapid Storage Technology 9.6 (the software that replaced Intel Matrix Storage Manager).
I had both arrays active on the same controller and copied all my old data from the old array to the new one, no problems, rebooted and the raid BIOS came up saying the new array was in the "Verify" state, which I've had a few times after crashes etc, however, when windows booted and it did the verify, when I left this morning it was up to 19percent and had 900+ verification errors (but no "media block errors").. These drives were absoultely fine with a surface test, so does anyone know what could be causing the errors?
My old RAID5 array has since been formatted and removed, so only the mirror array is on the controller now.
I did a quick google search, apparently some people have also had this problem on win7 x64 in mirror.. Perhaps I should give the older drivers a try when I get home? (i've heard most people say 8.8 is still the best to stick to...?)
My most important question really is do verification errors mean software or hardware problems? or perhaps just a bug? In these new drivers it doesnt really have an option to view more details about the errors..
Anyone else had the same sort of issues?
Thank you all for your help!