Finding RAID Parameters

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R-Studio can find parameters for RAID 5 and 6. RAID parameters can be found automatically or manually.

The number of disks in the RAID should be between 3 and 32. RAID parameters can be found only when all original disks (or their images) are present. Even one substitute object in a RAID (like a missing disk) makes finding RAID parameters impossible.

To find RAID parameters automatically,

1Click the Auto Detect button on the Parents tab
>R-Studio will start searching for the RAID parameters and show the most probable one on the RAID Parameter Detection dialog box
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 RAID Parameter Detection dialog box

2Click the Apply button and R-Studio will change the RAID layout to the selected one on the Parents tab.
3Click the Apply button on the Parents tab
> R-Studio will use the found parameters for the RAID.

If necessary, you may return to the RAID Parameter Detection dialog box by clicking the Choose Variants button, and select another RAID layout.

To find RAID parameters manually,

1Click the drop-down Auto Detect list on the Parents tab and select Advanced Detection.
2Specify the necessary detection parameters on the RAID Parameter Detection dialog box and click the Start detection button
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Raid Parameters Detection dialog box

You may change the disk order, offset for disk(s), and enable /disable disks.

Advanced Parameters

You may add your own RAID offsets. Right-click empty space on the Found offsets pane and select Add Custom offset on the shortcut menu and specify the offset individually for every disk.

3Select an offset and click the Click here to find RAID Layouts button on the Raid Parameters Detection dialog box
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RAID Parameters Detection dialog box

 

4Select a RAID variant on the Found RAID layouts pane and click the Apply button
5Click the Apply button on the Parents tab
> R-Studio will use the found parameters for the RAID.

If necessary, you may return to the RAID Parameter Detection dialog box by clicking the Choose Variants button, and select another RAID layout.