Hardware Raid 1. Can I testing for errors the two hard disks using GSmartContorl?

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Hi guys, I will be using two hard drives each 4TB as in Raid 1 using the gigabyte motherboard feature. Just wondering if I need to test for errors in Ubuntu 15.04 using GSmartControl, will the system detect them as two hard drives or one? Or should I count on the hardware to do so (note: it is Intel rapid storage technology)?

Please advise me. And thank you.

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