I found that if I choose option 3 - Reset Disks to Non-RAID, despite the warning that all data on the disk will be lost, the disk becomes a working non-RAID disk.
Good enough. No more Matrix Storage Manager RAID for me. It was the most unreliable thing about my system.
I have Intel motherboard ,DRAGONTAIL PEAK, with Intel raid. I configure it to work with raid 1, with third disk as spare.
Every few days the PC will not boot as the raid disappears. After manual recovery and reassigning the drives, it will work, but will not see the spare drive.
I stoped using the raid, and will not use Intel raid and Intel motherboard again.
I setup 2 disks as Raid-1 using ESRT-2 on intel S3420GPV motherboard.
- Once a week, the operating system (windows 2003) froze and I had to do hard reboot. Sometimes, the raid was degraded before windows froze.
- Sometimes after reboot, the raid said no hard disks found. I reboot again and both disks were founded but booting into Windows failed with blue screen then auto reboot.
- The machine reboot to blue screen a few times before it shows windows logon screen.
I will never use intel motherboard and its raid again.