was using my vaio vpcz13v9e with a samsung mmcre28g 256GB (4x64GB in RAID0), suddenly system (win7 pro x64) hang, no BSOD was show...nothing, except fan was working hard, few minutes later i used power button to restart the system, and then i've got intel rapid technology's menu (see picture attached) with 1 of disk volumes incompatible, i tried to google this issue, but no info! i really don't know what to do, as i don't have recovery discs. I just an answer is it possible to fix somehow(update IRT ROM version somehow or else)? i need my data urgently, please advise.
intel rapid technology rom 126.96.36.1997, see screenshot attached:
video of boot procces:
This is an Intel enthusiast forum and not a lot people know data recovery. You question regards a Censorship and Virus VAIO with Samsung hardware. Part of me feels you got what you deserved for supporting the Censorship and Virus Company once known as Sony.
As Peter stated your data may be gone. If the drive is still good (the fact it reports the correct size implies this) and the crash is caused by running RTS 9.0 – 10.1 which has a known bugs that cause similar issues the data maybe recoverable.
Desktop with 5+ SATA
R-Studio Technician Edition 4.0 or newer (Network edition 3.5 on TPB may work I do not know if it correctly supports RAID Virtualization, the app is well worth the $900 license fee for the latest Technician Ed.)
Windows Server or NT40. (MS usually has 90 day self destructing trial available for download.)
Install server to a donor drive with enough space for your data, on stat port 1 in AHCI mode.
Disable volume automount. (Which requires server; XP/ Vista / 7 does not support that function)
Installed drives in the same order as on the laptop and make sure the donor is the boot drive.
Create a virtual RAID 0 in R-Studio with reverse file system and 128K forward 0 parity data pattern. Make sure the order is the same as in your screen shot. R-s will show SNs.
Do a full scan.
If you are luck you will get 2 green files systems. If you get two files systems get a second laptop donor drive would be good, if not do a conventional file recovery to the first drive. Note if it shows no errors you may want to use the image raid function to a second drive.
If you get two green files systems set up two partitions on the donor a 128MB primary and a second using the rest of the space. Recover the first green files system starting at 1MB to the first partition. And the second files system to the second partition. If you see more green files system(s) near the end of the drive it’s probably the recovery partition. Install donor LT drive in VAIO and boot to 7 CD to do a boot repair.
If this is too complex and your data is worth it to you take it to a professional data recovery guru. If the data is losable call Censorship and demand a replacement drive and recovery DVDs.
Hi ar001, I am not familiar with the "Incompatible" message, but if the drive itself is OK (data is still good), you might want to take a look at my thread about restoring RAID descriptors:
I have the same Sony model and the same problem. Sony "repaired" four times, but the system crashes again after a while. Raid driver does not allow me to change Raid configuration as PeterUK suggested. First repair was done in authorized local service including change of all SSD. Then three more "repairs" by Sony's European Central Service, each time the laptop was repaired by installing the original software. The dealer I bought the device from can't repair the device by himself and does not want to give me my money back, because Sony does not accept installation of original software as a repair of a defective device. Now after four times going through the official repair procedure and a couple more installations of the software by myself, each time with total loss of data, I started legal actions. In some other forums I read about problems of IRST - Option ROM - 188.8.131.527. I am not an expert, nor will I become an expert in this topic. I am a user who needs a reliable machine and spent a huge amount of money on a so called "professional" laptop. Such reaction of Sony's customer complaints management is just not acceptable.
I am happy to hear of more people with the same problem. Thx