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I understand you are getting some problems with Intel® Rapid Storage after restoring back to factory settings. I will take a look at this type of incompatibility issue with the Intel® Rapid Storage and the SSD.
The incompatible message may appear after restoring the computer because the SSD was cached.
You had to disable cache or smart cache in order to proceed with the restore.
You need to try low-level format on the SSD (32GB) in order to leave the drive as unallocated. After this, you need to check the performance tab using the Intel® Rapid Storage and enable Smart cache or cache mode.
Additionally, try using drive diagnostic tool from your drive manufacturer since you are getting an error message about data at risk. This might be a problem with the SSD.
Hope it helps.
I can't do a low level format on the SSD as it no longer appears anywhere except in IRST.
I think I have sorted it out. I believe you were correct in that I had to disable the cache before I did a factory restore. It would be helpful, not to mention save a lot of hair pulling, if that was mentioned in the instructions of a factory restore! I did not see it mentioned once.
I had to go into the BIOS and change the controller mode for the SSD from AHCI to SATA. The IRST then recognised the drive correctly. However, it said the accelerated disk was not accessible and the performance no longer optimized.
So I disassociated the cache and then I reset the SSD and selected to accelerated it.
Not sure if that is the correct method, but I now have ticks everywhere in the IRST and the Current Status says all is normal (as per attached).
Thanks for helping me to at least head in a particular direction Allan J.