G-RAID Rebuild


#1

I am using a 2 drive G-RAID setup through USB3.0 on my Windows PC. I used the “G-Technology RAID Configuration Utility” to change the RAID configuration to RAID-1 rather than RAID-0.

I wanted to make sure the RAID configuration was working properly, so after copying some data, I ejected one drive and then the other, and I noticed that indeed there were two copies of the data (great!).

Satisfied that it was working correctly, I made sure both drives were installed again and I copied more data to the array. I noticed only one of the drive’s LED light was blinking when I was writing, which made me concerned that the mirroring was no longer working.

Sure enough, when I shutdown, ejected the drive whose light was blinking, and then started back up, the data was not found on the remaining drive. No matter what I do, these two drives now seem “out of sync” with each other.

How is the RAID-1 rebuild supposed to happen, and how do I get these drives to mirror each other again?


#2

Reading the instructions, it seems like I need to reformat the drive I originally removed, and somehow the GRAID is supposed to automatically rebuild. I dud so, and now, whenever I boot, the machine hangs presumably waiting for the drive to report ready. I don’t see any flashing lights, just solid blue in both drives. I hear the drives making noise regularly, but it’s been running like that for over six hours, so I’m not sure what it’s doing. Any ideas?


#3

The rebuild is not automatic. You have to go into the configurator software and chose the degraded device and click rebuild.