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 188.8.131.523, 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.
Intel has been researching this problem for a while and they are trying to determine if this is hardware or software issue. See below:
Intel recommends using Matrix Storage Manager version 8.8 or latest version 9.6.