Raid 5 to Stand-alone drive Problem
Posted on 2010-01-07
Raid COntroller: Highpoint rocketraid 2300
Hard Disk: Western digital 2500aaks (250 gigs)
Mother board: Asus P5k
Old working setup:
Primary disk with os: WD 40 gig ide
Data disk: Raid 5 cluster with the Rocket Raid and 3 WD 250 gig
I wanted to use one of my 250 gig drive as my primary drive and
use the 2 others in my D-Link DNS 323, so i removed my Raid controller
and the 3 drives.
The first step was to clone the 40 gig drive on a 250 gigs with
acronis WD. So i plugged the 250 gig drive in my MB sata ctrl, then
the bios hang like 1 minutes during booting, i have a primary
disk failure press F1 to continue message, then windows start and crash
with a blue screen during the startup.
During the boot sequence, i pressed DEL to enter the bios setup, but
the computer totally freeze. I had to unplug the 250 gig to be able
to enter the bios setup. there i changed the boot sequence to boot on
a floppy, i plugged the drive back, and rebooted.
The floppy booted after a minutes and i used the WD utility disk to
low level format my 250 gig drive.
After a low level format here's what append:
1) If i only Ctrl-Alt-Delete to reboot, all goes well, i can install
linux, windows, then again, if i restart the computer without powering it
off, all is working well.
2) Right after a low level format, or a fresh new install of windows
or linux, if i turn off the computer and restart it, the bios hang
again i have a primary disk failure message...
So, the problem is that when i power off the computer, my drives
stop working and my guess is that my rocket raid controller has broken
them i dont know how....
PS: Sorry for my poor english, it's not my primary language.