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Windows 7: How to use WDTLER and if I really have to?


15 Oct 2011   #11

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

All TLER really does is give a drive a little more time to respond before the RAID controller declarers it unresponsive and kicks it off the array.....

Before using the old machine method, I would try burning it to a CD as a iso and try to boot from that....if it works great! Western Digital Drives - TLER Setting Help [Text View] - AVS Forum also with pictures and a alternative methodTLER and MD Arrays » Ethertubes.com

As a side question exactly why are you doing this?

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15 Oct 2011   #12

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

I'm not sure about this site, but did find some instructions here on how to enable.
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15 Oct 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ivan has got this pretty much covered, The only thing I have to add is that when you get the array up and running you will still need to make good backups. RAID arrays are still very prone to crashing and data loss
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15 Oct 2011   #14

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

To ISS - I was reading that this becomes an issue when using drives in RAID so I started to read more and more. Then I thought, "how does one know?" so I came here and asked. I mean, I was sent links to read more and everywhere said "should be" so I want to know how to find out if TLER is really on or off? It is just to satisfy my need for information, I never just take someone's word. I like proof, confirmation, etc. just my quirkiness. Thanks for the links and especially the pics. Since I am using RAID5 then the question would be should I even try to turn on TLER or not?

E - Again thanks, will read today.

P - I have 4 drives in RAID 5, I plan on using these as back up drives. Yes, and I am there with you about the RAID, but it seems that RAID5 is somewhat good. Had a customer tell me that one day his array failed, Intel RST told him, then rebuilt the array or something like that. Took 2-3 hours, but all his data was still there. He was able to access all the files from what he said. He was happy. But I understand too that RAID 5 is not fool proof either. He mentioned that the Intel RST main menu showed the array going through and rebuilding something, what I don't know and he did not either. Just that it showed some percentage starting at 0 and going up till it hit 100% took a long time. But, at the end of the day, whatever it did, it fixed it and now is still running. Whether that is tied to this TLER thing or not, not sure. Just that RST fixed something for his RAID5.

I guess at the end of the day, it does not matter what can be done just that only some day our drives will fail. Again thanks to everyone! Will be reading more.
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15 Oct 2011   #15

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Since you have gone through the trouble of setting up the array might as well go through a little more, and make sure it's turned on....could save you from lot's more later....
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15 Oct 2011   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
Since you have gone through the trouble of setting up the array might as well go through a little more, and make sure it's turned on....could save you from lot's more later....
+1 I agree this may just save you alignment problms.

I also use one seperate drive per RAID drive for data backups and I also make an image of windows then should the worst happen and your data is lost you set up the raid new, install the image and then your data. This is by no means foolproof but it does give you some added security.
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15 Oct 2011   #17

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Sorry, been away.

Umm, ok.

ISS - So since I got my array up and by the words in your response to turn them on, how is this done then. I read it is in DOS and I am not DOS savy at all. Can you walk me through it?

P - What program do you use for imaging? I saw some video about Macrium, but never had the time to try it out.
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15 Oct 2011   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AirPower4ever View Post
Sorry, been away.

Umm, ok.

ISS - So since I got my array up and by the words in your response to turn them on, how is this done then. I read it is in DOS and I am not DOS savy at all. Can you walk me through it?

P - What program do you use for imaging? I saw some video about Macrium, but never had the time to try it out.
I may have found a different fix for you that doesn't need tler or Dos, Its called Intel rapid storage technology.
Have a look here; WD Black TLER confusion You need to read almost to the bottom of the page.

and download it here; http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...&DwnldId=19607

I use the inbuilt Windows backup myself, but I have heard that Macrium is also very good
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15 Oct 2011   #19

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I guess we are now at the parts listing part.

mobo - Asus P7P55D Deluxe
IMSM version - 8.9.0.1023
IRST version - 10.0.6.1002

So reading that, does the Intel Matrix and Rapid Storage take care of the TLER? I mean it reads that way, just want to be sure.

And again, if it does, how can check if TLER is on?

Thanks P.
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15 Oct 2011   #20

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

DOS is a command line system similar to the CMD in windows 7....basically just set up the BIOS to boot from the cd, and follow the prompts WD TLER for Green drives in Raid - [H]ard|Forum
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