Friday morning, when I came to my computer, windows had informed me that one of my drives in my raid has become degraded. Uh yea, right? So I don’t really understand all too well the way that RAIDs work and all, but I set it up in a RAID5 as to have security with the raid. I set it up according to the MoBo’s manual, and it seemed to be fine. So I replaced the drive with an extra that I had, yes the same brand and speed and size. Now I find that my “Intel Matrix Storage Manager” takes about 36 hours to rebuild the redundancy of the RAID. Okay I guess that’s normal. And yet, another degraded HDD when I come back on Sunday. I open the IMSM and right click on the “degraded” drive, just to see what options I had, and I tell the IMSM to mark the drive as “normal.” So as I left it this morning, it was currently rebuilding the RAID. Someone please help me, either I don’t understand something, or I have a bad drive, what? I’m currently running Win7 Pro x64, a RAID 5 using the RAID controller built in on the ASUS P6T Deluxe V2, and 4 Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB. What I would like to know is, what is it that would cause these new HDD to become degraded? Are the drives bad? Do I need new ones? **Edit: I think i put this in the wrong forum, please move to "storage and networking"