Degraded RAID 5, SanDisk 240GB SSD X3, Sager NP9280, Clevo D900F

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  1. KY_BULLET

    KY_BULLET Notebook Evangelist

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    I may have fixed the problem. When upgraded to Windows 7 and updated the EC and bios to 1.009/1.004, it screwed up a couple raid drivers. Jmicron... one was JMB38X MMS, and the other was simular to that. So I went and found the drivers then downloaded them. Then I turned off my machine took it for a walk in the laptop bag, fired it up and all was good. Hopefully this was my problem.

    If anyone has done the GTX 680m upgrade on the np9280 (D900F), can you give me the specifics on how it went?

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    Charlie
     
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    That all the firmware got cleared up.
     
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    Sager np9280 D900F...core i7 975 3.33ghz, 12gb ram ddr3 @1333mhz. 3 x 240gb SanDisk ssd in raid...GTX 280m. Rapid storage manager running the raid.

    I've been having problems "again" with degraded volumes in raid 5. I went out and bought 3 new ssd and still get the rebuilding crap every once in a while. I uninstalled Matrix Storage Manager and downloaded the Rapid storage manager thinking this might fix it but, I still get this on boot up every once in a while. It did seem to get better with Rapid storage manager but still getting it. I also put 3 new 4gb's of Ram in too (Corsair 4gb ddr3 1333mhz).

    If anyone knows what I could try, please let me know.

    Thanks,
    Charlie
     
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    Why RAID 5? You could get two 512GB and use RAID 1 if you're really concerned about redundancy, and eliminate any concerns with RAID 5. I don't see any benefit to RAID 5 especially with SSD's (or RAID at all in a laptop).

    That being said, unless you need real time backup of your data, a regular backup of your daily data to an external NAS or even hard drive is more robust than RAID 5, then you could have 1TB SSD for less cost even.
     
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    Your right I really need to do away with raid 5. I will do this and see how it goes. Thanks for the help!
     
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    Good luck. I understand the desire for backup and redundancy, especially when you were using hard drives, RAID 5 makes sense. But going with SSD's maybe not so much. Glad you've been able to keep your laptop so long, that's a testament to the durability of those old Clevo machines. Well, and probably that you took good care of yours too.
     
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    Yeah it doesn't look but about a year old. Only problem I have is the screen hinge covers on both ends broke off. Other than that, there's not a scratch on it. That just happened about a month ago.
     
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