SATA II PCIe Pro RAID Quick Installation Guide

SATA II PCIe Pro RAID Quick Installation Guide
SATA II PCIe Pro RAID
Quick Installation Guide
Introducing the SATA II PCIe Pro RAID
The SATA II PCIe Pro RAID is an ultra high-speed two
channel Serial ATA Generation II RAID controller for use
in PCI Express enabled systems.
Features and Benefits
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Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification 1.0a
Compliant with Serial ATA 1.0 specifications with
support for full complement of SATA II optional
features
PCI Express 1-lane (x1) SATA II adapter works with
PCI Express slots with different lane width
Installs in any available PCI Express slot and
supports data transfer rates up to 3.0Gbps (300MBps)
Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ),
Non-zero offsets NCQ, and Out-of-order data
delivery NCQ
Independent command fetch, scatter/gather, and
command execution
Supports RAID 0 (striping) and RAID 1 (mirroring)
for speed and data protection respectively
System Requirements
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PCI Express-enabled system with one available PCI
Express slot
Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003
2 External SATA drives
04-0396A
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Package Contents
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SATA II PCIe Pro RAID adapter
Driver software CD
This quick installation guide
Layout
HDD LED pins
(Front chassis LED;
External
connects horizontally)
connectors
HDD Activity
LED
Figure 1. SATA II PCIe Pro RAID layout
Hardware Installation
General instructions for installing the card are provided
below. Since the design of computer cases and
motherboards vary, refer to your computer’s reference
manual for further information, if needed.
Static Electricity Discharge may permanently damage
your system. Discharge any static electricity build up in
your body by touching your computer’s case for a few
seconds. Avoid any contact with internal parts and
handle cards only by their external edges.
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Turn OFF the power to your computer and any
other connected peripheral devices.
Unplug the power cord from the back of the
computer.
Remove your computer’s cover.
Remove the slot bracket from an available PCI
Express slot.
To install the card, carefully align the card's bus
connector with the selected PCI Express slot on the
motherboard. Push the board down firmly, but
gently, until it is well seated.
Replace the slot bracket's holding screw to secure
the card.
Replace the computer cover and reconnect the power
cord.
External Device Connection
External Serial ATA hard disk drives should come with
their own accessories. In most cases, you just need to
power up the external device and connect them to the
external ports.
The SATA II PCIe Pro RAID is a two channel Serial ATA
controller that supports two Serial ATA hard disk drives.
It is recommended to use identical drives for all RAID
configurations, however, it's possible to combine hard
drives of different sizes and makes.
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RAID Arrays
RAID Arrays are setup in the SATA II PCIe Pro RAID
BIOS.
Table of Contents
RAID 0 (striping) ............................................ page 4-5
RAID 1 (mirroring) ......................................... page 5-6
Rebuilding a Failed Mirror Set .................... page 7-8
Deleting RAID Arrays ...................................... page 8
Resolving Conflicts ........................................... page 8
Low Level Format ............................................. page 9
Logical Drive Info ............................................. page 9
BIOS Configuration ...........................................page 9
RAID 0 (Striping)
This RAID array to be used on New/Blank hard drives.
Striping will destroy existing data on the hard drive.
Auto Configuration is recommended. For applications
that require custom chunk size, Manual Configuration
is offered.
Auto Configuration (recommended)
The default chunk size is 64k when selecting Auto
configuration.
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As the BIOS boots press Ctrl+S or F4 when prompted
to enter the RAID BIOS.
At the next screen select Create RAID Set, then
press Enter.
Select RAID0, then press Enter.
Select Auto configuration, then press Enter.
Input the RAID size, press Enter.
When asked Are You Sure (Y/N)?, press Y to accept.
Press Ctrl+E to exit the BIOS.
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When asked Are you sure to exit (Y/N)?, press Y to
exit and reboot.
Continue with Fdisk and Format steps as if you
were installing a conventional hard drive.
Manual Configuration
1.
As the BIOS boots press Ctrl+S or F4 when prompted
to enter the RAID BIOS.
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At the next screen select Create RAID Set, then
press Enter.
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Select RAID0, then press Enter.
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Select Manual configuration then press Enter.
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Select chunk size from 8k, 16k, 32k, 64k or 128k,
then press Enter.
6. Select the first drive, press Enter.
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Select the second drive, press Enter.
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Input the RAID size, press Enter.
9. When asked Are You Sure (Y/N)?, press Y to accept.
10. Press Ctrl+E to exit the BIOS.
11. When asked Are you sure to exit (Y/N)?, press Y to
exit and reboot.
12. Continue with Fdisk and Format steps as if you
were installing a conventional hard drive.
RAID 1 (Mirror)
For New/Blank Hard Drives
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As the BIOS boots press Ctrl+S or F4 when prompted
to enter the RAID BIOS.
2. At the next screen select Create RAID Set, then
press Enter.
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At the next screen select RAID1 then press Enter.
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Select Auto configuration, then press Enter.
Input the RAID size, press Enter.
When asked Are You Sure (Y/N)?, press Y to accept.
Press Ctrl+E to exit the BIOS.
When asked Are you sure to exit (Y/N)?, press Y to
exit and reboot.
Continue with Fdisk and Format steps as if you
were installing a conventional hard drive.
For Existing Hard Drives with Data
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As the BIOS boots press Ctrl+S or F4 when prompted
to enter the RAID BIOS.
2. At the next screen select Create RAID Set, then
press Enter.
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At the next screen select RAID1 then press Enter.
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Select Manual configuration, then press Enter.
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Select the Source drive, press Enter.
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Select the Target drive, press Enter.
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Select Create with data copy, then press Enter.
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Select online copy, then press Enter.
Note: Selecting Online Copy builds the mirror
while in Windows. Selecting Offline Copy builds
the mirror before exiting the RAID BIOS.
9. Input the RAID size, press Enter.
10. Press Ctrl+E to exit the BIOS.
11. When asked Are you sure to exit (Y/N)?, press Y to
exit and reboot.
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Rebuilding a Failed Mirror Set
When a failure to one member occurs, you will be notified
either by the RAID BIOS during boot or by the SATA
Raid5 GUI while in Windows. The steps below will
guide you in rebuilding a failed mirror set.
For Offline Mirror Rebuild (SATA RAID BIOS)
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Replace the failed drive(s) with one of equal or
greater capacity, then start the computer.
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During boot press Ctrl+S or F4 to enter the RAID
BIOS.
3. Select Create RAID Set press Enter.
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Select SPARE DRIVE, then press Enter.
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Select the single hard drive then press Enter.
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Input the RAID size, press Enter. When asked Are
You Sure (Y/N)?, press Y to confirm.
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Select Rebuild Raid 1 Set, press Enter.
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When asked Are you sure (Y/N)?, press Y confirm.
The mirror will begin rebuilding. Do not interfere
with the process.
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When rebuilding is finished, press Ctrl+E.
10. When asked Are you sure to exit (Y/N)?, press Y to
exit and reboot.
For Online Mirror Rebuild (in Windows)
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Replace the failed drive(s) with one of equal or
greater capacity, then start the computer.
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When Windows resumes, at the SATA SoftRaid 5
screen, click Legacy Support, Rebuild Legacy RAID
Group.
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Note: If Legacy Support does not show, click File,
Configuration, Advanced Options. Check Legacy
(Bootable) Support, then click OK.
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At Rebuild Legacy RAID Group box, select both
hard drives, click Rebuild.
Click OK, click Cancel to close the window.
The mirror will rebuild. Rebuild time is dependant
on the size of the mirror set.
Deleting RAID Arrays
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As the BIOS boots press Ctrl+S or F4 when prompted
to enter the RAID BIOS.
Select Delete RAID Set, then press Enter.
Select the RAID set then press Enter.
When asked Are You Sure (Y/N)?, press Y to confirm.
Resolving Conflicts
When a RAID set is created, the metadata written to the
disk includes drive connection information. If, after a
disk failure, the replacement disk was previously part of
a RAID set (or used in another system), it may have
conflicting metadata. If so, this will prohibit the RAID set
from being either created or rebuilt, in order for the RAID
set to function properly, this old metadata must be first
overwritten with the new metadata. To resolve this, from
the main BIOS window select Resolve Conflicts, then
press Enter, the correct metadata, including the correct
drive connection information, will be written to the
replacement disk.
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Low Level Format
Low Level Format is built into the RAID BIOS to make it
more convenient to erase the entire contents of a hard
disk drive, including data, drive and partition
information. The Low Level Format utility works on
single hard drives only, before the RAID set is configured.
Logical Drive Info
This menu item allows the display of the assignment of
physical drives within a logical set (RAID0, RAID1, etc.).
This is a display only function.
Bios Configuration
The SATA II PCIe Pro RAID BIOS will appear everytime
your system starts up. If the bios doesn't show, please try
your controller in another PCIe slot. During this (Post)
process, the bios will show up and indicate the devices
attached to it.
Driver Installation
This section provides information on how to install the
SATA II PCIe Pro RAID drivers.
Table of Contents
Windows 2000 ........................................... page 10-11
Windows XP/Server 2003 ....................... page 11-12
Verify Windows Installation ........................ page 12
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Windows 2000
For A New Installation
A new installation of Windows 2000 requires a floppy
disk for the driver installation. To make this floppy disk,
copy the contents of the Floppy folder, found on the
driver CD, onto a blank floppy disk then follow the
directions below.
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Setup the RAID array prior to Windows installation.
Follow Windows 2000 installation procedure.
Restart the computer when prompted by the
installation.
At the Windows 2000 Setup screen, press F6 to
install the RAID driver.
When prompted, press S to specify the location of
the driver.
Insert the floppy disk, then press Enter.
Select Silicon Image Sil 3132 SoftRaid 5 Controller
for Windows 2000, then press Enter.
Press Enter again to finish driver installation, then
follow the on-screen instructions to complete the
Windows installation.
When Windows installation completes, go to SATARaid5
GUI on page 13 and install the RAID utility.
For An Existing Installation
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Setup the RAID array prior to driver installation and
boot up to Windows.
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At Found New Hardware Wizard, click Next.
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Select Search for a suitable driver for my device
(recommended), then click Next.
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Insert the driver CD, check CD-ROM drives, uncheck
the other boxes, click Next, then click Next again.
If the Digital Signature Not Found message appears,
click Yes. Our driver has been thoroughly tested for
stability and compatibility.
Click Next, then Finish.
Repeat steps 2-6.
Click Yes to restart to complete the installation.
When Windows resumes, go to SATARaid5 GUI on
page 13 and install the RAID utility.
Windows XP/Server 2003
For A New Installation
A new installation requires a floppy disk for the driver
installation. To make this floppy disk, copy the contents
of the Floppy folder, found on the driver CD, onto a blank
floppy disk then follow the directions below.
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Setup the RAID array prior to Windows installation.
Follow Microsoft's Windows installation procedure.
Restart the computer when prompted by Windows'
installation.
At the Windows Setup screen, press F6 to install the
RAID driver.
When prompted, press S to specify the location of
the driver.
Insert the floppy disk, then press Enter.
Select Silicon Image Sil 3132 SoftRaid 5 Controller
for Windows XP/Server 2003, then press Enter.
Press Enter to finish driver installation, then follow
the on-screen instructions to complete the Windows
installation.
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Note: If the Security Alert warning pops up, click
Yes. Our driver has passed Microsoft compatibility
testing, this message appears during new installation.
When Windows installation completes, go to SATARaid5
GUI on page 13 and install the RAID utility.
For An Existing Installation
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Setup the RAID array prior to driver installation
and boot up to Windows.
At the Found New Hardware Wizard:
XP (w/SP1 or earlier)/Server 2003: continue to step #3
XP (w/SP2 or later)/Server 2003 (w/ SP1 or later): select
No, not at this time, then click Next.
Insert the driver CD, select Install the software
automatically (Recommended), and click Next.
Accept the default entry, then click Next.
Click Finish.
Repeat steps 2-5.
Click Yes to restart to complete the installation.
When Windows resumes, go to SATARaid5 GUI on
page 13 and install the RAID utility.
To Verify Windows 2000/XP/2003 Installation
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Right click My Computer and click Manage.
Select Device Manager.
Double click SCSI and RAID controllers, then
double click Silicon Image Sil 3132 SoftRaid 5
Controller to display driver properties. A message
This device is working properly is displayed in the
dialog box, the driver has been correctly installed.
SATARaid5 GUI
The SATARaid5 GUI provides the user an easy way to
monitor your RAID set.
Installing SATARaid5 GUI
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Place the driver installation CD into the CD-ROM
drive.
At the Windows desktop click Start, then Run.
Type D:\Setup.exe, then click OK. (Change D: to
match your CD-ROM drive letter)
Click Next, then click Next again.
At the Select Components box, uncheck RAID5
Driver, then click Next.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the
installation.
SATARaid5 GUI Overview
The installation program configures the SATARaid5 GUI
to automatically start when Windows is started. If the
GUI does not automatically start or is closed by the user,
choose the SATARaid5 program from the start menu to
launch the program. Upon launching the GUI, the main
window should appear similar to the next few pages.
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RAID Groups
window
Device Configuration
window
RAID Groups window
This window identifies SATA host adapters and
configured RAID groups. Selecting each RAID group in
the RAID Groups window, members consisting of the
RAID group will be highlighted in the Device
Configuration window.
Right clicking on each node in the RAID Groups window,
a popup menu will be displayed to let the user select an
action to be performed for the selected controller or RAID
group.
Device Configuration window
This window identifies all physical drives and their
partitions. A physical drive can be partitioned into
several portions and each portion can be a RAID group
member.
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SATARAID 5 Configuration Menu
SATARAID5 configuration menu includes customization
of the settings for Log File, Popup and Advanced Options.
By clicking on File, then Configuration, the user may
customize the settings for Log File, Popup and Advanced
Options tabs.
Log File
The log file is used to store event information received
from all the RAID drivers. The log file can be viewed with
any text viewer (such as Notepad) or with the Event Log
window of SATARAID5 GUI. Use the Log File tab to
enable/disable the log file, set where the log file should
be stored and the name of the file as well.
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Popup
The popup window is a visual notification that an event
has occurred. The popup window can be disabled or set
to popup for only certain event levels.
The different levels are:
Informational - The popup window will be displayed
for the following events:
- Informational
- Warnings
- Errors
Warning - The popup window will be displayed for the
following events:
- Warnings
- Errors
Errors - The popup window will be displayed for the
following events:
- Errors
Disabled - No popup will occur
Advanced Options
The advanced options tab is used to control advanced
features of the RAID driver. By default, all advanced
options are disabled.
Legacy (Bootable) Support: When this feature is selected,
Legacy Support menu will be available in the menu bar.
The Legacy Support menu includes a list of menu items
to support RAID functions for legacy RAID groups.
Delete Member Support: When this feature is selected,
Delete Member menu item will be available under the
Device menu. The Delete Member menu item allows the
user to delete a member from RAID 1 group.
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Advanced RAID Features: When this feature is selected
and the user selects to create RAID group, if the RAID
group to be created is fault tolerant group (RAID1), the
user will be able to select Improper Shutdown Policy in
the Create RAID Group dialog box. The Advanced RAID
Features are not supported for Legacy RAID groups.
Resources Info Support: When this feature is selected,
Resources menu item will be available under the Window
menu. This feature is for debugging purpose only.
Device Menu Commands
Create Spare and Delete Spare
This command displays a dialog box to let the user create
or delete a spare drive. This feature is not used with the
SATA II PCIe Pro RAID.
Delete Member
This command displays a dialog box to let the user
choose RAID groups' members to delete. Since RAID 0 is
not fault-tolerant, RAID 0 members will not be shown in
the list.
Delete Orphan
An orphan device segment is part of a RAID group that
cannot access another device segment within the same
RAID group. When a member of a RAID group fails (such
as a loss of power or a complete hard disk failure), it
becomes an orphan. This command displays the Delete
Orphan Segment window to show all orphan segments
and allows the user to delete selected orphan segments.
Device Summary
This command displays the Segment Summary window
to show all physical devices' segments.
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RAID Group Menu Commands
Create RAID Group
This command displays a dialog box to let user create a
RAID group, the user needs to specify the following
parameters:
RAID Group Label: Provides a name for the RAID
group.
RAID Group: Select a group ID from the available ID list.
Configuration:
Striped: for RAID 0; Mirrored: for RAID 1
Capacity: Select from a list of RAID group sizes. Selecting
MAX will create the largest RAID set possible with the
drives selected.
Chunk Size: Select one size from the available list. This
setting is for RAID 0 (Stripe) set only.
Rebuild Priority: Select from the available list. RAID 0
and virtual disk do not require this. 10 is the highest level
of rebuild priority which means that rebuild times will be
faster but will take more CPU resources to rebuild.
Devices: Select RAID member devices from the available
device segment list.
Rebuild RAID Group
This command displays a dialog box to let the user
choose a replacement segment to rebuild a non-fault
tolerant RAID group.
Delete RAID Group
This command displays a dialog box to let the user
choose RAID groups to delete.
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RAID Group Summary
This command displays a dialog box to show all RAID
groups' group ID, configuration and status. The RAID
Group Summary window has it's own menu bar. All
options available via the menu bar are shown below.
Sorting: This command displays a dialog box to let the
user choose up to 3 items to sort RAID group items in the
RAID Group Summary window.
Fields: This command displays a dialog box to let the
user choose which fields will be shown in the RAID
Group Summary window.
Window Menu Commands
Task Manager
This command displays the Task Manager window. The
Task Manager window list all RAID and disk management
tasks that have been started and/or done. This window
provides the user with the ability to schedule any RAID
and disk management operations including RAID group
creation, rebuild and test. The Task Manager window
has it's own menu bar. All options available via the menu
bar are shown below.
Open, Save and Print: These options will be available in
future revisions.
Sorting: This command displays a dialog box to let the
user choose up to 3 items to sort task items in the task list.
Fields: This command displays a dialog box to let the
user choose which fields will be shown in the task list.
Modify: This command allows the user to modify
parameters of the selected task items.
Suspend: This command allows the user to suspend the
selected task items.
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Resume: This command allows the user to resume the
suspended task items.
Cancel: This command allows the user to cancel the
selected task items.
Delete: This command displays a dialog box to let the
user delete the selected task items.
Event Log
This command displays the Event Log window. The
Event Log window displays SATA device-related events
that occur while SATARAID5 GUI is running. The Event
Log window has it's own menu bar. All options available
via the menu bar are shown below.
Sorting: This command displays a dialog box to the the
user choose up to 3 items to sort event items in the event
log.
Fields: This command displays a dialog box to let the
user choose which fields will be shown in the event log.
Resources
This command displays the Resources Information
window. This feature is for debugging purpose only.
Legacy Support Menu Commands
Create Legacy RAID Group
This command displays a dialog box to let the user create
legacy (bootable) RAID groups. This item is disabled if
new RAID groups exist. The parameters are discussed
below.
RAID Group: Selects a group ID from the available list.
Configuration:
Striped: for RAID 0; Mirrored: for RAID 1
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Capacity: Select from a list of RAID group sizes.
Chunk Size: Select one value from the available list.
Rebuild Priority: Select from the available list. RAID 0
and virtual disk do not require this. 10 is the highest level
of rebuild priority which means that rebuild times will be
faster but will take more CPU resources to rebuild.
Devices: Select RAID member devices from the available
device segment list.
Rebuild Legacy RAID Group
This command displays a dialog box to let the user
choose a replacement segment to rebuild a non-fault
tolerant legacy RAID group.
Delete Legacy RAID Group
This command displays a dialog box to let the user
choose legacy RAID groups to delete. This item is
disabled if no legacy RAID group exists.
Convert Legacy RAID Group
This command displays a dialog box to let the user
choose legacy RAID groups to convert to new RAID
groups of the same RAID type. This item is disabled if no
legacy RAID group exists.
Create/Delete/Convert Legacy Spare
These commands display a dialog box to let the user
configure a legacy spare. These features are not used
with the SATA II PCIe Pro RAID.
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SATA II PCIe Pro RAID
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harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
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August, 2005
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