Given how the mirror was acting up I hope I have everything. Everything I could have recommended is long gone. Both disks are equal size. This took about 20 minutes. Provided you install the driver during the installation phase.
From elsewhere, run a clean operation from diskpart basically hose all the partitions and install it in its new home. But with the metadata it can sense if your data is corrupt somewhere. Before making changes, perform a complete backup just in case something goes wrong. Anyways, my solution for this previous problem turned out to be software raid. If this has been more info than you understand, I apologize. You will need to use hardware ie, a raid controller or use a server operating system for Software raid. Just remember whenever there are two solutions to a problem there also are diffrent pro's and con's just like hardware and software raid.
The system warns us that this operation will convert basic disks to dynamic. Now, on each system startup, we will get two boot options, one for each disk. Again I thought no problem I'll just swap the two physical disks from the original mirror. So I removed what I had thought was the failed drive of the mirrored pair. The boot loader in the second hard drive. When one of the mirrored drives suffers a mechanical failure such as spindle failure or does not respond, the remaining drives will continue to function.
My understanding was that I should deal with two different things: 1. I can sometimes boot into Linux safe mode but Windows 7 Pro hangs every time. Number 4 is missing 14. I think you might find it a time saver when building a new system. It so terrible it causes streaming movies to stutter,and pause. Apparently it does not work that way as the removed disk once reinstalled was reported as a foreign disk, and inaccessible, and the bad disk not physically present in the computer was reported as missing.
Should have done my research. I found just 2desktop computer with a non raid hdd could send files over a network at over 35mbytes a second between each other. Windows needs to set up the mirror by physically copying all of the data from the first disk to the second disk. Microsoft should never secretly create a partition and install software onto it without asking the user. Windows 7 allowed me to mirror raid1 the 1. But I was unable to access the files on the remaining half of the original mirror - apparently it was the bad disk even though reported healthy in Windows disk manager.
Thanks, it has been extremely useful. It definitely is better than fakeraid, and an expensive controller isn't worth it. The only downside of that is that we can't dual-boot another operating system from a dynamic disk e. Flex was made for multiple sets of parity. I haven't been able to find any documentation on this.
Apparently it just needs to be set up after installation -- convert the disk to a dynamic disk and then mirror it. So hardware raid is useless expensive rubbish and all the marketing hype u may hear about high end servers is just lies. After Mirror is completed , again both 1 : Windows7 and 2 Secondary Plex boots to the windows without any issues. Anyone got a clue if I am correct? But this too doesn't offer any data security, when one disk is lost, all the data from every disk in the array is lost. Technically I think my first question will answer the second one.
Software raid is setup completely different then hardware raid, it doesnt need a compattible motherboard or raid-card and can be setup trough the operating system. Any help would be appreciated. Also have 2x 1tb drives, mirrored using Windows 7 software. Made sure all worked properly. Call me crazy, but if I tell Windows to install onto a particular disk, I expect that it will leave all my other disks alone. However I do think its very possible that this 'restore raid-array' option is only useable when you use the same hardware, which isnt possible in your case.
When I unplug disk 2 , it works fine. Probably much less than what it cost you in time to go through what you just dealt with. We will find the option by right-clicking on the drive, but it will always be grayed-out, just taunting us with what it would be. I recommend allowing Windows Update to download and install critical updates and then reboot before doing anything else. I'm running Windows 7 Professional, and it does natively allow both striped and mirrored dynamic disks. You'll have the best results when you find a drive of the same size and interface type.