raid

Fri
16
Jun
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How to Fix: IAStorDataMgrSvc High CPU Usage

Infopackets Reader Ian S. writes: " Dear Dennis, Recently I noticed through Task Manager that I have very high CPU usage, even with the computer idle. I looked at Task Manager and it says that 'IAStorDataMgrSvc' is eating 25% of my CPU constantly. I ... read that this is an Intel program and that my computer's BIOS may not be set up properly, which is causing the problem. I also read that if I set the BIOS improperly (in order to correct the issue), my computer may get stuck in a blue screen loop. I am afraid to make any changes for fear that it may screw something up. Can you help? " My response ... (view more)

Mon
09
Nov
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How to Fix: Test RAID for Bad Sectors (Sync Errors)

Infopackets Reader Steve H. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a RAID 1 set up with 4 hard drives in a mirrored array. Recently my RAID software reported that one of the drives was dropped from the array and has since been marked as 'rebuilding', ... however, during the rebuild process I keep receiving RAID controller errors that data could not be synced / written to the drive. I'm not sure what to do from here. Is there any way for me to independently check the drive for errors? I understand that if the drive is bad I should replace it, but I'm not even sure which drive is which. " My response: This ... (view more)

Mon
13
Jun
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'PIXresizer 2.0.5', and 'ReclaiMe Free RAID Recovery Build 1181'

PIXresizer 2.0.5 PIXresizer is a photo resizing program to easily create web and e-mail friendly versions of your images with reduced file sizes. The reduced files are saved in a different folder, so your original images are not altered at all. ... PIXresizer offers several different resizing methods to choose from and can automatically recognize image sizes to calculate the best fit. http://bluefive.pair.com ReclaiMe Free RAID Recovery Build 1181 This software helps to recover RAID partitions. It's compatible with RAID 0 recovery, including RAID 0+1 and 1+0, RAID 5 recovery, including RAID 5E, ... (view more)

Tue
05
Feb
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'Raid 2 Raid', and 'True Crypt'

Raid 2 Raid Unlock your native RAID array! Stop depending on the system board chipset to support your RAID configuration. Mount RAID arrays and Dynamic Disks created with all current Intel, nVidia or VIA chipsets on any other chipset and on all ... versions of Windows with free Raid 2 Raid software. http://raid2raid.com/ True Crypt Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows Vista/XP/2000 and Linux. http://www.truecrypt.org/ (view more)

Tue
19
Nov
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RAID = Blazing fast Hard Drive performance

Have you ever had a RAID before? RAID is a technology used to increase hard drive performance and fault-tolerance. What is fault-tolerance? The hard drive inside your computer is responsible for storing programs and user data. RAID performance ... refers to the time that it takes the hard drive to read and write information; fault-tolerance deals with the means to protect data stored on the hard drive. RAID is an acronym which stands for Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive (or Independent) Disks. Generally speaking, the word 'Array' is a techy-term which represents related information formed in a ... (view more)

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