RAID failure update

After my RAID went critical yesterday morning, I assigned the failed drive as a global spare (for kicks), and the RAID started rebuilding automatically. 30 hours later the rebuild finished, but the machine hung upon running CHKDSK. So I swapped the faulty drive out with a new one, which had arrived in the mail earlier in the day. And so another 30-hr rebuild has been kicked off. The first CHKDSK recovered more than 50mb of corrupted files and directories, and I'm afraid of what running another instance will find, once the current rebuilt is done. Between my last backup and the files that exist on my other machine(s), I don't think I have lost any data. But we'll see...

This is lame: Maxtor requires that you run a diagnostic tool in order to get an online RMA for defective drives. The problem is, the stupid tool builds a bootable floppy drive! Who uses floppy drives these days!? Floppy-drive-less, I'm going to have to call support for my RMA on Tuesday, since Monday is a national holiday.