I am using a Gigabyte EP35-DS3R motherboard with Intel Matrix Storage Manager 184.108.40.2067 ICH9R wRAID5.
My OS is Fedora 14 Linux.
When my machine shuts down improperly (it was a power failure this time), my RAID 1 volume of two disks became unusable. This is the second time this has happened.
I have lost the ability to boot. The Intel Matrix Storage Manager screen says:
============[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]==============
Port Drive Model Serial # Size Type/Status(Vol ID)
0 WDC WD5001ABSYS-0 WD-WCAS....... 465.8GB Offline Member
2 WDC WD5001YS-01M WD-WCANU..... 465.8GB Unknown Disk
I have not yet done it this time, but last time, I put one of the disks in a USB drive enclosure, mounted it on another Linux machine, and had no problem reading all the files on the disk. The data is not corrupted. I just cannot boot.
Is there any way to recover the ability to boot off these disks? I would be fine with discarding RAID and usung just one disk.