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Norman Willis
How do I keep Raid 10 'awake'?
on Aug 22, 2010 at 8:11:30 pm

Hi Robert.

I did a clean format and put four each 1.5TB Seagates in RAID 10 (yeah, I know) for my D:\. The RAID 10 went without an issue (it was getting x64 Vista to reinstall that was the pain).

When I click on D:\ inside of Vegas, I get about a five second delay, and I distinctly hear the disks spin up (i.e., 'wake up') before I get a listing of what is on D:\.

Is there some setting or switch I can throw to make them 'stay awake' all the time? It is a standard Dell T3400 motherboard RAID controller.

Thanks.

Norman Willis
http://www.nazareneisrael.org


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Bob Zelin
Re: How do I keep Raid 10 'awake'?
on Aug 22, 2010 at 8:42:50 pm

I am going to guess at an answer. You are on a Dell, so I assume Windows XP.

Control Panel> Power Options
Power schemes> Always on
Power Schemes> System Standby> Never
System Hibernates: Never
Turn off hard disks> Never


Let me know if this helps. And you know you will eventually develop problems with those 1.5 TB Seagates.

Bob Zelin



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Norman Willis
Re: How do I keep Raid 10 'awake'?
on Aug 23, 2010 at 2:21:49 am

Yeah, the 1.5's had a major firmware issue when they first came out, but they fixed it. I just had to boost my D:\ a little, and they were on sale for $79.00 each, and I did not feel like paying $200.00 a pop for 2TB's (x4), or even more for enterprise class.

I'm just trying to buy time until I can afford a new six core system. If I do lose a drive I know I will have to replace it, but I have a ready spare. Also, I should not lose data because it is in Raid 10. So hopefully the worst that would happen is I have to pop the side door and replace a single drive.

And oh yeah, Power Management. Duh! :| (Doohh!!)

It's Vista x64 Ultimate, but thanks. That pointed me in the right direction :) Hopefully I should have it now.

Norman Willis
http://www.nazareneisrael.org


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Norman Willis
Re: How do I keep Raid 10 'awake'?
on Aug 23, 2010 at 2:30:22 am

>>I'm just trying to buy time until I can afford a new six core system.

But in reality that could be a lonnnggg time....

But I feel good about having htem in Raid 10.

Norman Willis
http://www.nazareneisrael.org


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Norman Willis
Re: How do I keep Raid 10 'awake'?
on Aug 23, 2010 at 4:24:40 pm

Thanks for your help with this, by the way


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Bob Zelin
Re: How do I keep Raid 10 'awake'?
on Aug 24, 2010 at 12:14:25 am

Always a pleasure Norman !

Bob Zelin



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