I have run into a new problem with my Windows 7 box.
I have 20 harddrives in a Windows 7 64b box i use as file storage, and i run flexraid on this. However, whenever the box is idle for an unspecified time, drives will dissapear.
IT is ALWAYS the same 2 drives,and they are connected to different controllers,1 is brand new,the other old.
I have tried changing cables,controllers,switched all the drives around, changed backplane on the drive cages,nothing seems to help.
I had drive dropout problems using my supermicro oac-saslpmv8,which i have now exchanged for an ibm 1015m flashed to IT mode, but the dropouts seem to continue,although different drives from when i used the supermicro.
All i can thing of that is the culprit,would be the power management in windows,as the drives in question are 2 different types WD20EARS and WD20EARX, i have disabled green function on the EARS with WDidle3,so power management should ONLY run in windows..
I have for the moment disabled win power man. to be certain this is the culprit,however,i do not like to have my drives spinning full speed when there is no traffic.
I have to shut down server completely, pull the drive,let windows boot,hot swap the drive in again,shutdown pc to get it running again. Mind you, my controller sees the drives fine,both the one connected to the IBM,and the drive connected to an Asrock 2 port SATA controller.
All hardware specs are in my signature
Anyone have any idea what the hell is happening?