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  1. MB Bios update - now PC wont boot with areca 1260 plugged in I flashed my Gigabyte x99-ud4 motherboard bios a couple of days ago and since then my system wont boot with the Areca 1260 plugged in. It wont display any output to monitor and is non responsive to any keystroke. Ive tried: Rolling back to the origonal BIOS (F6) Upgrading to the latest BIOS (F12) And everything in between (F6-12) Clearing the CMOS Tried swapping the raid card to the first PCI-e slot (in case it had issues on a x4 slot) Removed the BBU Im looking for another stick of RAM to test with and another system but am starting to get desperate (16tb offline until I can fix this) Any help would be much appreciated System Gigabyte x99-ud4 rev1 (Current BIOS F11) WIn 8.1pro (installed on revo 256gb pci ssd) areca 1260 6x4tb in RAID6
  2. Hi all, I'm new to the forum so bear with me if I'm breaking any ground rules. This looked like the right place for my question though.... My linux server is run with an Areca 1220 PCI-X raid card. All eight slots are taken, 4 drives form a raid-5 array (1TB each), 3 drives form a raid-1 array (250GB each) and one drive is pass-through (2TB). The OS is run from the raid-1 array. Now, I have an urgent storage need. My idea is that the raid-1 array can do with just two drives just fine. That would give me the option to plug in an extra 2TB drive I have laying around as passthrough. When I pull the 3rd 250GB drive, the array becomes degraded as expected, but besides that, runs just fine. However, I'd like the array-state to be set to normal / aka have the array be rebuilt over just two drives without data loss. I've searched around, but can't find this question on any forums. I e-mailed Areca and they reply the following: But with raid-1, data is just duplicated over all drives right? So I'm not sure about this answer. I've read methods using the RESETCAPACITY command, but that doesn't seem to work? Anyone with good ideas? Thanks in advance.
  3. Hi. I have an Areca 1880IX-12 with a raid-6 set, containing 8x2TB. The 1880-card malfunctioned (the internal expander died), and I received a new card from Areca. The new card shows two of the devices as "Missing" from the raid set, and the same disks are labeled "Free" in the device list. I have not done anything yet, other than let the system boot. There are also two disks in a raid-1 set (OS), and this raid set is acting fine. Because this is raid-6, missing 2 out of 8 disks should not be a disaster, and my first thought was to add the two missing devices as hot-spares to the raid set, and then let the raid set rebuild itself. But to be sure to do this in the right order, I have searched and read a lot of different posts about the topic, but none of them seems to be exactly like my situation. I therefore thought that it's better to be safe than sorry, and ask here if someone can guide me back to a healthy raid set. What are the correct commands, and in what order? Additional info in screencaps. If more information is needed, please don't hesitate to ask. =)