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Standard User nelix01
(committed) Wed 15-Feb-12 08:10:55
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Second Hard Drive


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I have just put a spare HD in my PC which has been recognised and I can copy/move files to. When booting the machine, I get a page that flashes up with regard to Matrix Storage Manager and it shows the 2 drives. Is this something to worry about and is there a way that I can fix it so this page does not flash up again?
Standard User Gypsydog
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 15-Feb-12 12:31:28
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A quick Google shows that it seems to be some sort of RAID arrangement. If you did not intend to set up a RAID system when you added another hard drive, then peruse the .pdf document at the link below.

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=matrix%20st...

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Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 15-Feb-12 14:45:07
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If you mobo supports RAID, there should be a BIOS setting to disable it.

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Standard User Deadbeat
(knowledge is power) Wed 15-Feb-12 23:44:32
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Some have no provision to stop this appearing.
Standard User nelix01
(committed) Thu 16-Feb-12 08:17:52
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Have been looking at the BIOS but unless I risk wiping the HD then there seems to be no option to turn this off.
Standard User Deadbeat
(knowledge is power) Thu 16-Feb-12 08:37:19
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What motherboard is this? Please include revision number, if any.
Standard User nelix01
(committed) Thu 16-Feb-12 18:48:48
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Now your asking!! I ran AIDA64 and it tells me the following:


Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID <DMI>
Motherboard Name Dell XPS 430

Front Side Bus Properties:
Bus Type Intel AGTL+
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 333 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 1333 MHz
Bandwidth 10665 MB/s


With Chipset :


North Bridge: Intel Beachwood X48 ]

North Bridge Properties:
North Bridge Intel Beachwood X48
Supported FSB Speeds FSB800, FSB1066, FSB1333, FSB1600
Supported Memory Types DDR2-667, DDR2-800, DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333 SDRAM
Maximum Memory Amount 8 GB
Revision / Stepping 00 / A0
Package Type 1300 Pin FC-BGA
Package Size 40 mm x 40 mm
Process Technology 90 nm
Core Voltage 1.25 V
TDP 30.5 W
In-Order Queue Depth 12
Standard User Deadbeat
(knowledge is power) Thu 16-Feb-12 19:07:02
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All you need should be here.
Standard User Littleseen
(learned) Mon 20-Feb-12 10:34:04
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Re: Second Hard Drive, not RAIDS plz!


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I have long had two hard drives and a Mirror RAID set-up. All functions in the background whenever I mouse on the save icon. It has saved my bacon several times cos HD's fail. But I have had more grief from the wretched Promise Raid Controller than I care to dwell on, repeatedly having to rebuild the array. Yeh, not so very hard but terrybull tedious.

I finally ditched twin HD and the Promise RAID controller and now use a single internal HD and save as&when to an external hard drive. Perhaps not an ideal solution but less tedious than Mirror RAID.

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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Mon 20-Feb-12 17:02:52
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Re: Second Hard Drive, not RAIDS plz!


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I too use a single internal hard drive and use Genie Timeline to continually feed changes to an external drive, performance impact is negligible on my PC.

To be honest though (famous last words...) I've never had a hard drive fail on me. My internal 1TB Seagate is 12 months old, 1 of the external drives is 250GB Maxtor, nearly 7 years old, the other 2 are 250GB Maxtors nearly 4 years old.

Tony
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