During bootup, if your system has insufficient memory, the following message appears. When enabled, NCQ is enabled. When enabled , the controller automatically rebuilds an array when a failed disk drive is replaced. To Check the Controller Battery Status. You can identify disk drives by viewing the list of disk drives on your system. Disabling the BIOS allows another controller to act as a bootable device.

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From the Manage Arrays menu, do any of the following:. Formatting destroys all data on a disk drive. Select the Select utility and press Enter.

Performing a secure erase takes up to six times longer than clearing or zeroing a disk drive. The BIOS-based event log records all firmware events, such as configuration changes, array creation, and boot activity.

See Chapter 21 for more information. When enabledremovable media devices, such as CD drives, are adapttec. The data transfer rate between the controller and devices. Select Controller Log Information, then press Enter. The place to find device driver updates.

The event log is cleared of any non-persistent events each time you restart your computer. Secure erase performs three distinct writing passes to the disk drive being erased–it does not just write adray1000.


Adaptec controllers support single-drive volumes that can be used for drives that are not part of a Adapyec array. Caution – Do not initialize a disk drive that is part of an array. Only physical drives that appear during POST are shown. To View the Event Log. Disabling the BIOS allows another controller to act as a bootable device.

Select the controller you want, then press Enter. Removable Media Devices Boot Support.

When enabled, determines whether the controller verifies the accuracy of data transfer on the serial bus.

Also, when the log is full, new events overwrite old events. You can use the disk utilities tool to perform low-level formatting, or to verify your disk drives. The size of the disk drive. If you modified any settings, you are prompted to save the changes afray1000 you exit.

Note – This feature is available only with disk drives that have an activity LED. Note –When the alarm is turned off disabledit automatically turns back on after a reboot. The estimated remaining charge indicates how long the battery will continue to operate if the power fails.

Using the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility

Initializing a disk drive that is part of an array might make the array unusable. Note – You cannot make an array bootable while it is building, verifying, or rebuilding.


Aadaptec setting is for SAS address conflict resolution only and must otherwise remain at its default value. Note – Default settings are shown in bold type. During bootup, if your system has insufficient memory, the adapte message appears. Note – New disk drives are low-level formatted at the factory and do not need to be low-level formatted again.

Only disk drives that can be used in a new array are available for selection. Back up all data from your disk drive before you initialize it.

Caution –When write cache is enabled, there is a slight possibility of data loss or corruption during a power failure. When enabled, the controller constantly verifies a redundant array. When enabled, the alarm sounds.