I have no advice to offer as I have just experienced virtually the same thing: 2 drives (in RAID1, for me,) and a 3rd for data, one of the RAID drives went down and was listed as "Offline Member" in iMSM option ROM, and that (data) drive reassigned as the 2nd RAID drive,with no notification of which I know. Now it appears that the data there is lost. The only other significant difference is my version, which is v188.8.131.529.
I am anxious to read of any solutions, either from other users,or Intel.
I have simular problem with RAID-1 configuration reporting both members ofline.
However in my case the OS (XP) is on a separated C: drive, and the data on the RAID-1 Volume marked in the OS as D: drive
I won;t bother to reinstal the OS, but it will be useless since it's my guesss that it doesnt matter whats on the drives (Data or OS)
because it's status in the BIOS is allready faulty, right!? So prior on that one!
Options in the BIOS are:
1. Create new RAID Volume
2. Delete excisting RAID Volume
3. Reset Disk to non-RAID
To figger out which drive is causing problems i disconnected one of the harddrives after eachother, where after the BIOS reported
one member available, and one missing (status degraded). The strange thing is this is a valid status!
Putting the SATA interfafe in IDE modus, caused the system booting with two identical drives, still containing all of my data intact.
It seems the BIOS has lost or corrupted it's RAID Volume table, or something?
Trying to recover using the BIOS options is warning for a loss of data.
Anyone got an idea how to put my system back into RAID-1, without loosing my data?
Mobo: MSI P45 NEO3-FR (PCB v1.0 BIOS: 1A latest)
HDD: 2x Samsung HD501 SJ (2x 500GB containing data, 1x Maxtor 200GB contains the OS.
CPU Intel E8400, RAM: 2GB, OS: XP Pro SP3
Thnx in advance!