Thank you for contacting the Intel community.
First of all, back up all the information you need to avoid losing of data.
Try installing the latest Intel® Rapid Storage Technology.
You can also try updating you system BIOS and the chipset driver, you should be able to access the website from your system manufacturer and update these drivers.
Also, make sure that you are using an operating system that is supported by your system, if that not so, this type of errors can occur.
Right now your system has not failed, is an error that your get, the volume and the SSDs are ok just try to update the BIOS, IRST and chipset to see the result.
You can also access the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology and click “mark as normal”.
I hope this can help you.
Thanks a bunch for the great response. I am going to follow your recommendations.
Thanks so much for the follow-up. Unfortunately the short answer is NO. I still have the problem.
This is what I have done so far.
1. I followed the link above - Download Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) RAID Driver
2. I downloaded the required RAID driver
3. The instructions said to perform F6 and RAID BIOS configurations prior to installation of this driver for proper operation.
4. To perform item 3, I went here - Configure RAID Controller in the BIOS Setup Utility
and I was set to follow the following steps.....
However when I reached step 7 above I got stuck. The computer keeps returning this message to me: "Not enough available space to create a volume". Even after emptying the disk of most of my stuff and making plenty of space available I still keep getting the same message. So, that is where I am now.
Please check this post:
How do I defeat "Not enough space to create a volume"?
Are you using different HDDs from different vendors?
Most likely it's due to HDDs from different vendors have slight difference in capacity, even though the claimed capacity is same. Solutions could be:
1. Use HDDs with same vendor/model, or
2. Use a larger HDD, or
3. Perform a full backup, re-create the RAID from scratch, and restore the data.
I’m sorry if I couldn’t be much of a help here.
I am going to try using option 2 - larger HDD - tomorrow, and will report back about the outcome. Thanks once again for your continuing interest.