1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 1, 2010 10:41 AM by allan_intel

    Disk corrupted after installing the Matrix Storage Manager Driver


      My setup

      MB: Asus P6T (with ICH10R southbridge)

      CPU: Intel i7 920

      HDD (boot): WD VelociRaptor 300GB

      HDD (data): 2 x WD Caviar Black 1TB (previously used as RAID-1 on another controller, but have moved to ICH10R and re-formatted as non-RAID)

      OS: Windows Vista Ultimate SP2



      I have installed "Intel(R) Matrix  Storage Manager Driver for Microsoft Windows* (32 & 64 bit)" version, and after the system was rebooted, data drive #1 does not show up in windows explorer.  In disk management, I see that data drive #2 has the "RAID" label.  So I immediately restore to the previous state using Windows System Restore.

      Now data drive #1 shows up, but the directory structure is the same as data drive #2 (all data on drive #1 were lost).  I suspect that the new driver thinks that I have a RAID-1 and rebuilds it automatically.  But in fact the two drives are not set up as RAID, and I was not prompted before the rebuild whatsoever.


      I would like to know what I did wrong, and how to prevent this from happening again in the future.