Well, it looks like I might need to call DELL about repairs again. One of the drives in the raid array on my computer appears to be failing.
I hate to be without it again for another two weeks, but this could become very bad if it continues to persist; especially because it ruins my gaming sessions.
The symptoms are that sometimes it just freezes up—upon rebooting the raid initializer tells me that there was an error with the first disk (Disk 0) and once I get the machine launched, I have to open up the Intel Rapid Storage manager, re-initialize that disk, and viola it works again.
This only happened once last week; now it happened again this morning.
Not a good sign.