15089: Acronis Disk Director 11 Advanced Server: Repairing RAID 5 Column

Last update: 02-04-2016

When a member of a RAID 5 volume fails, the operating system directs the reading and writing all of new data to the remaining members of the volume. A single member failure will not result in data loss, but reduces overall performance of a RAID 5 volume. Repairing a RAID 5 volume restores its performance by reconstructing the data of the failed member on another disk.

Here is a screenshot of a failed RAID 5 volume in Acronis Disk Director 11 Advanced Server and in Windows Disk Management:


To repair a RAID 5 column, make sure you have a new disk inserted instead of the failed one. The disk should be online and initialized:

  1. Right-click on the failed RAID 5 volume and select Replace column:

  2. Select the new disk and click OK:

  3. Commit the operation:

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See also Dynamic Disk Types Support in Windows Editions.