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Any software can trace up the raid in windows!

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I am looking a free software that can trace up the raid is healthy or degraded in windows!
either they are mirroring or not etc....

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by:Mcfake
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depending on whatharddrive you have will answer this

http://insight.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/chips/0,39020436,2135031,00.htm
is for hitachi and IBM

i belive WD have theer own and maxtor do . all for free.

just visit the website. if having issues post your brand and ill link ya
thx
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by:domdig
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Normally we are using WD or seagate....
any idea on this two?
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by:domdig
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and also the qusetion is that the software can detect raid drive?
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by:Mcfake
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What raid controller are you using. is it on board if so i assume its Promise or Intel . this often effects whic software you can use

All RAID controllers come with some sort of software that lets you manage the controller and its connected arrays and drives. This software can range from very simple to very complex, depending on the type of controller and the number of features it supports. Most hardware controllers come with two different software components:

with this in mind. what motherboard do you have , if your stuck i can find what controller it is using

if your look hear
http://www.trustedreviews.com/article.aspx?page=4578&head=0
its a good example of the Nforce one
and the intel and promise controller

if u want you can try these tools for information on your system and a drive tool may be able to do what you ask
http://www.download.com/Everest-Ultimate-Edition-2006/3000-2086_4-10505799.html?tag=lst-4-2 
This tool tells you alot about your systems and have added raid informaiton
(trail available)
http://www.ariolic.com/activesmart/smart-technology.html
this tool, uses S.M.A.R.T technology to anaylise your drives
(trail available)
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by:Mcfake
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INTEL driver
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for this chipset
 Intel® 5000P Chipset
 Intel® 5000V Chipset
 Intel® 5000X Chipset
 Intel® 910 Express Chipset Family
 Intel® 915 Express Chipset Family
 Intel® 925X Express Chipset Family
 Intel® 945 Express Chipset Family
 Intel® 955X Express Chipset Family
 Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family
 Intel® E7230 Chipset
 Intel® Matrix Storage Manager
 Intel® Matrix Storage Technology
 Intel® Viiv™ Technology
 Mobile Intel® 910GML Express Chipset
 Mobile Intel® 915 Express Chipset Family
 Mobile Intel® 945 Express Chipset Family

http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df-external/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=N&ProductID=2101&DwnldID=10749&strOSs=44&OSFullName=Windows*%20XP%20Professional&lang=eng

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by:domdig
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normally we use the intel board..

or adaptec raid controller card

any good software can maintain this 2 raid controller!

and can see the raid going well or not?
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Mcfake earned 500 total points
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ok well running adaptec is easy ,
u are eligible to download


Adaptec Storage Manager for Windows
Welcome to the future of Adaptec storage management - flexible, robust and extensible for supporting all the latest Adaptec RAID storage technologies. Easy-to-use graphical interface for intuitive configuration, management and health monitoring of your Adaptec server-based and adapter RAID storage. Common look-and-feel for initial configuration and online storage management.

a random sata version
http://www.adaptec.com/en-US/speed/raid/aac/sm/asm_windows_2_12%28922%29_exe.htm
a scsi version
http://www.adaptec.com/en-US/speed/raid/asr/windows/asr_win2k_sm_v314_exe.htm

u just need some infor off your card

aslo if  you are running a HP server or compaq u can also download straight off there sight

A link showing u the software.
http://tomshardware.co.uk/2003/11/14/raidcore_unleashes_sata_to_take_out_scsi/page8.html
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by:domdig
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But sometime for the Intel board is using LSI RAid contoller on board!
can I see check the raid status in Windows?
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by:Mcfake
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yes there is a intel raid controller managment  for windows too. located on the intel sight.
its very similar to the adaptec one with a web front end i belive.
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by:Mcfake
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i belive it might be this
http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df-external/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=N&Inst=Yes&ProductID=2487&DwnldID=11046&strOSs=All&OSFullName=All%20Operating%20Systems&lang=eng

but  that might be for the ISI board only the LSI is sata i belive. also shold have some software taht came on the cd. if that dont work ill have a look for some more
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