I helped a friend build an awesome computer. He opted for a RAID set up using the onboard controller, and we bought four of these drives. My bad, didn’t know that they wouldn’t work in RAID 10, as they do not have TLER. (Learned this the hard way, from a drive dropping out). So I (re)built the drives as two RAID 1, which these drives are listed as supporting (provided you are not using an enterprise HBA – which I’m not, I’m using the onboard chip on my ASUS P6X58-E WS).
Here’s the trouble. About a day after setting up the RAID 1 arrays, one of the disks falls out of one of the RAID 1 arrays. I told my friend to “mark drive as normal” and I will look in to this as the rebuild happens.
So my question are :
-> In a desktop/consumer RAID 1 setup, what kind of reliability can be expected?
-> If it fails on day one, is this going to keep happening?
-> Have I done something wrong, and if so, can I fix it?
Thanks for any help.