Let’s see if these steps help you to fix this issue.
Please let me know the outcome.
Could you please attach the result of the Intel® System Support Utility?
That's a complex thread and I find if difficult to see how it might apply to my situation. I saw that thread before I posted here. I am not sure you read my op carefully enough to know what the issue is? I do not want raid.
Anyways, response time is unpredictable here so I have decided to take another route. I removed the ex-raid disk; am using robocopy to move it's files to another drive; and once that is done will use the other drive instead of the original. The IRST error messages have stopped now that the ex-raid drive has been removed. I am not positive the the copy operation will result in a 'normal' drive which IRST will leave alone, but I have to try something.
I am interested in your comments even though I have taken a fork in the road. I will be using IRST on other machines and would like to understand what issue I invoked. I did not 'release' the hdd from the raid array that existed in the old machine. I couldn't - the machine died on me.
BTW - you did reponsed fairly quickly to my post. That is appreciated. Part of the reason I have gotten leery of raid is that I don't fully understand it. It's complicated and a mistake can be catastrophic. In my experience response times for support here have been pretty slow, and when you're having an issue with your raid array that's difficult. Maybe intel is putting more support into this forum and if so that's great.
This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation
Thank you for the information; I’m really sorry for the misunderstanding, in case you want to erase the RAID my recommendation would be:
- Load default settings on the BIOS
- Format the Hard Drive while installing the OS
- Before plug in the HDD I suggest you to uninstall the Intel® RST driver.
Hope this helps,