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Hi, I'm new to this forum and still a newbie when it comes to computers. Recently, my computer is telling me one of my hard drives is failing. This message came from the Intel Appliciation Accelerator RAID edition. Does this mean I need to replace the hard drive or reinstall the RAID or do I need to reinstall XP?

I am running a RAID 0 on two Samsung 80 GB hard drives. A friend installed my RAID so I have never done it before.

So if one of my hard drives are failing, how do I know which one? I went and bought another similar hard drive to replace the failing one.

If I find out which drive to replace, what about the other good hard drive? I'm guessing I can still use that one but will all the files or other stuff on the good hard drive affect the new installation?

Any helpful advice greatly appreciated.

My System:

Asus P4P800 SE
RAID 0
Samsung 80 GB hard drives x2
 

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The computer should be giving some indication of which drive is failing.
Raid 0 is a striped array,meaning the data is spread accross 2 drives that are arrayed
to act as 1 big hard drive.
You need to backup any important data before you change the drive,
as,once you break the arrary,your data will be lost and you will need to
reinstall everything.
 
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