Posted on 2006-06-14
Here is a question I have been scratching my head over lately. What does synchronizing an array mean?
This specifically pertains to an ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard using the nVidia RAID controller with 4 400GB HDs in RAID 5. There are two options in MediaShield (the software to manage the RAID controller in Windows) regarding RAID5, rebuild and synchronize, among others. Rebuild seems rather obvious, when a faulty drive is replaced the data is rebuilt onto the new drive. Rebuilding is relatively fast, compared to synchronizing which seems to take over 24 hours to complete.