2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 31, 2016 2:57 PM by Intel Corporation

    RAID0 after BIOS Update

    Rjedi

      I was running a RAID0 array with two Samsung 950 Pro NVMe M.2 SSDs. I decided to update the BIOS for my Asus Z170 Deluxe Board from firmware 1702 to version 2202. I entered the BIOS, switched under "advanced\PCH Storage Configuration" the "SATA Mode Selection" to RAID enabled "Hyper kit Mode", "M.2 PCIE Storage RAID Support" "SATA Express PCIE Storage RAID Support", "PCIEX16_3 PCIE Storage RAID Support" and under "advanced\Onboard Devices Configuration" the "PCI-EX16_3 Bandwith" to "X4 Mode" and "SATA Mode Configuration" to "M.2".But after the Reboot the "Sata Mode Configuration" switched from alone back to "SATA Express".

      The INTEL(R) Rapid Storage Technology under "advanced" now reports the array as failed, and the one drive is not marked as being part of an array.

       

      I do understand that there was a risk of something happening, but I don't understand this. Why would it change the array info on that disk? Or is the MB simply not detecting it, maybe because of the changed version info? I can't seem to find any other reports of this happening. Maybe I'm not using the right keywords.

       

      Is there anything else I can try before I wipe them and start all over?

       

      here are some screenshots.

       

      Any help would be great!

       

      https://imgur.com/a/O7Eo0

        • 1. Re: RAID0 after BIOS Update
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hello Rjedi,

          We understand you setup a RAID 0 with two Samsung* SSDs and using the Asus* Z170 motherboard but after a BIOS update, it seems one of the drives out of the RAID array.
          We don't believe that by upgrading the BIOS version of the motherboard the RAID array can be  destroyed, but it looks something happened and now it shows as failed. For better addressing this situation we do suggest to get in contact with Asus* support.

          This is what we can suggest you as our support is only related for Intel® SSDs.

          Regards,
          NC

          • 2. Re: RAID0 after BIOS Update
            Intel Corporation
            This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

            Hello Rjedi,

            We are following up and we would like to know if  you have any further questions about this thread?
            We will be waiting for your response.

            Regards,
            NC