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My main computer at home has been having some unusual trouble until recently. It would occasionally either lock up or just spontaneously reset and reboot, usually when I was clicking on something with the mouse. This was particularly frustrating because every time it would lock up or reset, after reboot the mirrored hard drives would engage in verification and repair, to ensure they were completely in sync. This takes a good two hours and makes the system run VERY SLOWLY until it’s done.

My motherboard (ABIT AWD9-MAX) is one of the enthusiast motherboards geared towards extreme overclocking. I didn’t buy it for this purpose, I bought it because it has a gaggle* of SATA2 drive ports driven by three RAID controllers.

There’s a little program and hardware driver called

By elyograg

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