3.1 About the NV RAID Utility. Shuttle SN27P2, SN27P2 V2

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3. MANAGING YOUR RAID DRIVES

3.1 About the NVRAID Utility

The NVRAID software ships with an application called NVRAIDMAN.

With this application you can perform the following tasks: w Viewing RAID Array Configurations

View an array configuration (mirrored, striped, mirror-striped,

JBOD, or any supported combination) w

Setting Up a Spare RAID Disk

• View free and/or dedicated free disks

• Designate a free disk to a particular array w Rebuilding a RAID Mirrored Array

• Rebuild a broken mirrored array

• Watch the progress of rebuilding of an array

3.2 Viewing RAID Array Configurations

To view your RAID conf igurat ion from Win dows, launch the

Med iaSh iel d RAID Manag ement u t il ity by dou bl e-cl ickin g

MediaShield.

The RAID configuration information appears in the right-side pane, as shown in Figure 3.1.

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Figure 3.1 NVRAID Management Utility Window

The following are examples of the information displayed for the various RAID levels. While the details of your own configuration will likely vary from what is shown, the examples serve to illustrate the basic differences between the RAID levels.

w NVRAID Mirrored Array

Figure 3.2 shows an example of a two hard drive mirrored array using identical 55.90 GB 1 hard drives (ST360015A), where one drive is configured as Master and the other drive is configured as

Slave.The total hard disk space used is 55.90 GB.

a 1. 1 GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes

Figure 3.2 NVRAIDMAN Mirrored Array Information w NVRAID Striped Array

Figure 3.3 shows an example of a two hard drive striped array using identical 55.90 GB hard drives (ST360015A), where one drive is configured as Master and the other drive is configured as

Slave. The total disk space used is 111.80 GB.

Figure 3.3 NVRAIDMAN Striped Array Information w NVRAID Striped Mirror Array

Figure 3.4 shows an example of a four hard drive stripe-mirrored

Figure 3.4 NVRAIDMAN Stripe Mirroring Array Information

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34 array. The total disk space used is 111.80 GB.

w

NVRAID Spanning (JBOD) Array

Figure 3.5 shows an example of a two hard drive spanning array.

The total disk space used is 111.80 GB.

Figure 3.5 NVRAIDMAN Spanning Array Information w NVRAID Mirrored Array and a Striped Array

Figure 3.6 shows an example of a two hard drive mirrored array as well as a two hard drive striped array.

Figure 3.6 NVRAIDMAN Mirrored Array and Striped Array Information

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