A disk read error has occured error encountered in Raid 5

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I added two hard drives on a Dell PowerEdge 2800 and setup Raid 5 successfully. I installed Windows Server 2003 and it was able to detect the drives, but it gave an error 'A disk read error has occurred'. Did I miss anything out? What is causing this error and how can I fix it? Thanks.

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A disk read error has occured error encountered in Raid 5

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1 – Have you tried a diverse IDE cable? 

If not provide it a go also do a repair if required again!



2 – You might have a crooked MBR (master boot record)!! You would need to reformat plus do Fdisk /mbr to erase the master boot record!! Protect all data first as it will not permit you to entrance any of your data by way of all file place addresses are situated in the MBR!!

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A disk read error has occured error encountered in Raid 5

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Hello!

You need a minimum of three disks to support RAID 5. You only added two hard drives on a Dell PowerEdge 2800.
 
Meanwhile, other pointers that you need to remember are the following: 
1. The disks needed to run must be labeled dynamic. You should reboot your computer after transforming your disks into dynamic.
2. If these disks are not yet transformed into that, see to it that the disk has a minimum capacity of 1 MB before the transformation and make sure your computer is online.
3. Check whether each disk has a minimum of  20 megabytes (MB); 
4. Do the above steps as an administrator or a member of the group of administrators. Network policy settings may prevent this procedure. 

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