Put a working Dell Precision in front of you and go into the bios and tell me there is an option to turn off the raid function because it is not there and I am very unhappy with Dell that they would leave such a loose end on one of their computers and as far as I know it goes down the whole line of the Precision models. When I bought this computer I had no idea that it might be a server. Ask a question and give support. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. You may have to selec anotehr syste mfor boot but hey – you are in front of the machine.

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Thanks again, and its not that bad news for me, its a cheap investment, good learning and maybe punishment for staying 10 years behind with mac’s taking totally everything for granted. Please type your message and try again.

Dell T5400 Raid configuration

I think he’s trying to install windows 7 or some other desktop flavor of windows, but I could be wrong – cant really tell from the op. I normally just let the computer format the drive when installing windows but I have a feeling that won’t work here. Just by looking at the choices open to preecision from the bios I am thinkinh that my best option is to format in AHCI but I leave those details to you professionals. This was helpful 0.

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I dont want to mess around drive image restoring, restoring from back ups, trying to find what data am I missing when primary drive fails that I can replace from my backups etc etc. Please turn JavaScript back on and reload this page.

RAID Problem, I want RAID gone.

Save the money for something else. Yes, my password is: Posted 02 November – I got myself a good deal on a 2nd hand T for homeusage and is just so curious how it will do. If you’re thinking of using motherboard fake raid, change your mind.

Hardware raid is done via the onboard raid controller. I have disconnected one drive and re-installed windows on the other for now. When I bought this computer I had no idea that it might be a server. In my currency Im paying approx.

Do you already have an account? RAID1 is two hard drives with one operating as an exact mirror of the other one; if one of your hard drives dies, then you can continue operating as normal on the second one. Click here to Register a free account now! You can choose between precission always on or it will check the drive format for raid faid if not found then it will boot normally and I am still working on that theory. OK I kind of understand the T beeing an old system, guess I took the dual Xeon for granted and the T beeing a previous common workstation.

Hardware Raid or software for Dell Workstation? Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. If you want good enough and save some cash, go software in the OS.


Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer. Yes, but that is lost money ; I had tons of peoroblems with cheap on board raid and no problem ever with windows raid fpr boot.

How do I turn off raid mode on a Dell Precision T – TechSpot Forums

The system will treat the new drive as a non raid ahci sata drive and you will see it In Windows setup you may need a storage driver. Im not really sure what else I could get for that amount. But you do need more expertise in that you need to find y5400 way to know which drive has failed when there’s a problem. Nearly invisible to the OS, too, so you don’t usually have to worry so much about driver support; you create the volume using the controller’s tools at boot time, then install the OS to the drive volume.

If anything fails the worst thing happening is a manual boot into the second boot entry in the windows boot loader.