Since my friend CPt'Dogfruit has already tested these configuration on a board, we are left with some options now to find the problem.
Here are all the possible reasons why ctrl+i may not appear:
1. hide oprom/expansion text = enable
2. one or both of the sata drives are faulty. if there is only one working drive, ctrl+i will never appear.
3. problem with the sata ports
4. problem with the sata cables.
5. problem with the bios
6. problem with the board.
You can try the hard drives on another board which supports intel matrix raid and check if they can be configured correctly.
All the best,
I have been playing around with these boards, as i stated in a previous post i had tested the latest BIOS and not had teh issue, but since tehn i have seen a couple ofd other boards with teh same bios have the issue, so i kinda got a work around to get your BIOS back to teh previous version.
You need to do a BIOS recovery update with teh previous BIOS version, by removing teh BIOS config jumper and all that and then once it has finished an you get the message on the screen saying it is successfull and to restart your computer simply remove the power cord completly. leave it like this for a cpl of minutes so teh power is drained from teh system, then replace teh bios config jumper and plug teh cord back in. Now you shoudl be on teh previosu BIOS version and be able to enter teh RAID BIOS again.
I just went through the same exercise of battling to setup raid. 2 identical systems for one customer, one worked fine, the other would not respond to "CTL I". The recovery method seemed to work, although the "CTL I " never came up, I hit it just after the F2 for Bios prompt, and the raid configuration window came up. Keep your hands in your pockets as the recovery works, it takes awhile, and seems to do some pretty hinky stuff. Good Luck, and thanks to the guys who spent so much time researching this problem, that I was able to resolve in one afternoon by following their lead.
I experienced this problem which was that the RAID configuration utility would not open when pressing CTRL-I. I pressed and held CTRL-I but the configuration utility would come up on the screen but would only stay for less than a second.
My board and hard drives:
- Intel DH67CL motherboard
- 1 OCZ Vertex 3 256GB SSD boot drive
- 2 Samsung 2TB HDD running in RAID 1
Press F2 when computer starts (POST) and IMMEDIATELY AFTER pressing F2, press CTRL-I. It seems that in my case I had do press CTRL-I at just the right moment or the configuration utility would not open and would only come up on the screen for a minute.
I know this may sound like a funky solution but it worked for me after trying many of the other suggestions in this thread.