Easy one: Windows software for monitoring RAID 1 arrays
Posted on 2006-11-07
I have a machine with 2 hard drives configured in a RAID 1 (mirror) array. In WinXP there is no apprarent way to determine that these drives are in fact mirrored, as they simply display as one drive in My Computer, which is fine.
However, the other day I booted up the machine and briefly saw a message (pre-Windows) that a re-build was taking place. Although the guy on the helpdesk assures me that this is perfectly okay, are there any tools that can be obtained (freely!) for WinXP that can monitor the status of RAID 1 arrays?
The thing that concerns me is if 1 drive fails, how do I know which drive to replace?