Ok this isnt a Q about how raid works or what Raid is. this is a Q about a Raid error. I started up my pc tonight, through post np. then raid setup and it was flashing red, so I entered RAID setup and it had 2 RAIDS of 600gb, under details the first RAID was 1 320gb disk . marked as error. the 2nd one was 2 320gb discs stripped. Now what it looks like to me is that my Raid 5 parity drive lost its raid connection to the stripped drives. which would make it Raid 0 and an independent Raid 1. Can I just use the setup to rebuild the RAID 5 without any loss? and will rebuild fix it? is rebuilding the raid the only option? can i rebuild it with disassembling the raid? and if i disassemble it will i lose my data? If I can keep my data intact when killing the RAID, will I need to know which disk is which when rebuilding the RAID; they are 3 320gb seagates with similar Serial numbers? Help would be appreciated. currently my data is accessible,which leads me to believe its the parity drive thats disconnected from the RAID.I dont have a large enough backup media to back up to so I dont want experiment.