I decided to upgrade from IMSC 8.8 to RST 9.6 for the presumed bug fixes before converting my 2-disk boot volume from RAID-1 to a "Recovery Volume". However, although the HELP page indicates that this is feasible, when I click "Change type", the only option I have is "RAID-0". There is no other type to select. I know that IMSC had a right-click option to do this. Am I missing some obvious step and/or setting?
Regarding your questions:
1) I do not know if IMSM 8.8 actually supported this, since I never actually tried to do so, no is the software installed now.
2) My computer is a Dell T3400. The chipset is ICH9. The RAID Option ROM firmware version is 18.104.22.1681. I have two 250-GB SATA drives connected in a RAID-1 mirror.
For planning purposes, if it turns out that there is no way to conver to a Recovery Volume, is there a safe way to convert the RAID-1 mirror back to a non-redundant, single-disk solution without having to do a reinstall? If so, is there a well documented series of steps that is valid for RST 9.6? I don't want to do this, but I would like to know if it is possible if all else fails.
Perhaps I am confused. Enlightenment would be appreciated.
if the RAID1 volume is larger than 1.3TB, you will not be able to convert it to a Recovery Volume.
Also, if the RAID1 volume does not use the entire size of the disk, then it will not be able to be converted. A Recovery volume requires that at least one member disk use the entire capacity of the disk.
I just noticed your note: "The RAID Option ROM firmware version is 22.214.171.1241."
No 7.6.1 RAID Option ROM had Recovery Volume support.
Therefore, the RST UI in Windows will prevent creation of a Recovery Volume since it is aware of what the RAID Option ROM on the system supports.