4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 5, 2017 5:53 PM by Intel Corporation

    Intel RST cache(?) after a Windows 10 image restore

    dragondawg

      My Dell 8900 with Windows 10 was running was running the Intel RST Raid 0 with the solid state drive caching to a Toshiba 2T hard drive.  It recently quit caching with status failed for the hard drive.  Dell & I both agreed it was a hard drive on the verge of failure, and they sent a new Toshiba 2T drive, same model etc. 

       

      While it still was alive I made a system restore image of the old drive.  Then swapped it out, and installed the system image on the new drive.  The Intel RST still flags the caching to the hard drive as failed.

       

      Is  the Intel RST reading previous information in its cache area, carried over from the old disk via the image backup restored, and still believes its cache area has defective blocks, and/or excessive errors?  How would one clear out the Intel RST cache area, and still maintain the current OS environment?  For example if I went into the bios and deleted/created the appropriate SATA array caching to the disk, wouldn't that trash the OS on the disk? If so then I would have to repeat an image restore, which would recreate the current configuration including the corrupted SATA cache area.

       

      In summary the question is:  How does one tell a Intel RST to flush any info in its cache about the status of the area in which its caching, and to reinitialize its information to talk to a new replacement drive it's running on?