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Thank you for contacting the Intel community.
If it is degraded still can be rebuilt.
Please make sure you have installed the HDDS on the same SATA port they were installed before and that your SATA raid mode is not changed in your BIOS to AHCI. Check the priority of the RAID volume in the system BIOS setting related to boot order.
Some system BIOS will give the newly inserted hard drive higher priority in the boot order than the degraded RAID volume and will subsequently attempt to boot to the newly inserted hard drive instead of to the RAID volume or the SSD you have installed.
Please let me know.
A few minutes ago I decided to simply change the SATA type from RAID to AHCI in the BIOS/UEFI to check if I could at least boot from the SSD after doing that and I was in fact able to boot from the SSD again. Unfortunately Windows crashed during the boot process so I changed the SATA type back to RAID again and the problem seems to be solved. I am now able to successfully boot from the SSD again and no more bluescreens occur while Windows is loading, I also have access to all data on the RAID array from the remaining hdd which is still functional.
I have also already tried your suggestions before doing that and neither the boot order nor the SATA type seemed to be configured incorrectly.
However, due to the issues I had with the RST software in the past weeks/months such as an occasionally really poor overall system performance, unreasonably long boot times and random rebuilds of the RAID array (which I'm pretty sure actually caused the hdd that was being rebuilt to break) I decided to no longer use this software in the future.
I started using this software to create a redundancy and to prevent myself from losing my data due to a broken hard drive and at the end it basically destroys one of my hard drives and prevents me from starting Windows, this is simply ridiculous.
Anyway, thank you for the help.
You are more than welcome and I’m really sorry for all the inconvenience this has caused to you.
At least now your system is up and running and hopefully you will be able to rebuild the RAID, at this point if you are using an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) system like HP, Dell, Toshiba etc I would suggest you to reinstall the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology recommended by your computer manufacturer as it is the proper one for your system; however, if you don’t have the latest IRST installed you would be able to download it here:
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST)
Please let me know if you need anything else and I would be more than glad to help you.