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Old 05-28-2011, 10:02 AM   #1
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Default Critical status for RAID 1 array

First post here, but thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide.

I put together a new system for a gentlemen, specs are as follows:

Kingston 8GB DDR3-1600 Hyper-X
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
2x 1TB Western Digital SATA (Black) - RAID 1
2x Asus EAH5770
Cooler Master 850W Silent Pro

Everything has been fine for a few weeks until yesterday, my customer stated that when he started his computer up he got RAID critical status alert during POST. Other than the message, the OS loads fine. I've attempted to reseat all the connections, I've also swapped SATA cables, and I tested both drives with WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostics which came back clean.

Has anyone heard of or can provide any steps that can be taken to correct the issue? Is it possible that a drive is bad this soon and sneak by testing?

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated because I'm kind of at a loss of what could be causing it.


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Old 05-28-2011, 11:53 AM   #2
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Default Re: Critical status for RAID 1 array

I guess the system has detected that one of the drives health is critical and might fail soon.
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